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Clontarf FC : All Ireland League Champions!

Clontarf FC : All Ireland League Champions!
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IRFU: Clontarf Hold Nerve To Clinch First League Crown

IRFU: Clontarf Hold Nerve To Clinch First League Crown

Result: Senior XV 27 - 13 Ballynahinch

Clontarf were crowned Ulster Bank League champions for the first time as they held their nerve on the final day of the season while last week’s leaders Old Belvedere capitulated. Old Belvedere were overwhelming favourites to secure their second league crown in four seasons, but their surprise 23-18 reversal in a televised encounter with Garryowen […]

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Ulster Bank League: Results Round-Up

Ulster Bank League: Results Round-Up

The Ulster Bank League served up a suitably dramatic final day’s action in Division 1A as Clontarf were crowned league champions for the first time, taking advantage of Old Belvedere’s defeat down at Garryowen. Elsewhere, Munster clubs Thomond and Kanturk brilliantly turned the tables on their hosts in the promotion/relegation play-offs. ULSTER BANK LEAGUE RESULTS: […]

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Year of the Bull 2014!

Year of the Bull 2014!

Clontarf secured their first AIL trophy in Castle Avenue bringing truth to the Preseident’s encouraging email of 16th April. The miracle did happen! Match report to follow . . . many thanks to Ballynahinch who turned up and gave Clontarf the sternest of tests. We wholeheartedly wish them the best of luck in the 1A […]

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Another Nigel Owens classic: ‘I hope you two are not sharing a room on the tour’

Another Nigel Owens classic: ‘I hope you two are not sharing a room on the tour’

There have been come classics from Nigel Owens over the years. Here are a few; An evening with Nigel Owens takes place on Tuesday 22nd April at 8pm sharp in Clontarf Rugby Club. ‘I hope you two are not sharing a room on the tour’ – This was the start of his talk with Leinster’s Sean […]

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Tickets on sale for Danske Barbarian Challenge Clontarf v Barbarians 23.04.14

Tickets on sale for Danske Barbarian Challenge Clontarf v Barbarians 23.04.14

Tickets for the Danske Barbarian Challenge against Clontarf in Castle Avenue to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf are selling fast. It is likely to be a sellout so get your tickets if you have not already done so. Tickets can be purchased from the club office (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm), from the club […]

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Lansdowne FC 34 – 27 Clontarf FC

Lansdowne FC 34 – 27 Clontarf FC

Result: Senior XV 27 - 34 Lansdowne

Whatever happens next weekend with Tarf at home to Ballynahinch and Belvo away to a now relegated Garryowen, the tale of the last two weeks trauma will rest on stark statistics that show a complete collapse of the Clontarf defence. In the last two games Clontarf have scored 60 points; enough to beat most sides […]

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UCD 39 – 33 Clontarf

UCD 39 – 33 Clontarf

Result: Senior XV 33 - 39 UCD

Anyone who believes that Clontarf’s run in to the end of the league was straigh forward will have been seriously disabused at balmy Belfield on Saturday afternoon. We are Clontarf, we never do anything the easy way! There is no more potent group in Club rugby than the blue students playing under blue skies on […]

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Clontarf 20 -13 Old Belvedere

Clontarf 20 -13 Old Belvedere

Result: Senior XV 20 - 13 Old Belvedere

In October/November 1942 the allies achieved their first major victory in the second world war when they defeated Rommel’s Africa Corps at El Alemein. Until that point, for pretty much three years, Germany had been in the ascendant across Europe. A few months earlier Winston Churchill, in despair over the lack of military progress, reached […]

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Garryowen 12-32 Clontarf

Garryowen 12-32 Clontarf

Result: Senior XV 32 - 12 Garryowen

I have to confess that as I write this match report my mind keeps wandering to the upcoming game in Castle avenue on Friday against Old B. One of the pluses of the AIL structure as it stands is that it throws up mouthwatering fixtures as the season comes to its final stages. We have […]

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