Clontarf moved to the top of Division 1A after victory over an enthusiastic but inexperienced Terenure in Lakelands on a beautiful autumnal Friday night. Well, to be fair, it was beautiful for the spectators under the trees on the lake side. Perhaps it was less beautiful for the players dealing with a wet ball. Clontarf […]
There was an awful lot of huffing and puffing in Castle Avenue on Saturday! Clontarf huffed and puffed trying to break down a Con defence that huffed and puffed to good effect. All this was supported by a referee who huffed and puffed himself pink with the number of penalties he awarded, in particular against […]
In the end Clontarf can count themselves lucky to leave Greenfields with a share of the points and a free lesson in what happens when you lose control of the basics of your game. Clontarf were by far the more polished side in this encounter. However, a lack of ball control, particularly at restarts, handed […]
This was a game of two halves . . . A silly comment given that all rugby games have two halves. So, more correctly, this was a game of two massively contrasting performances in which Clontarf rode their luck in the first half and came out runaway winners in the second. Watching the first half […]
Clontarf’s first home fixture of the new UBL campaign on Friday night was notable for nothing except the victory that puts ‘Tarf on top of the table after two games. Rob McGrath can be congratulated for adding some light to an otherwise dull affair in which the interpretation of the referee was responsible for most […]
Listed below is the protocol required when playing or coaching on the new all-weather surface and when attending games. It’s absolutely essential for the integrity and life span of the surface that this protocol is strictly adhered to. The permitted footwear for the all-weather pitch and training area is boots with moulded rubber studs or […]
As you can see, the new pitch is almost complete and ready for action.
On Friday night Clontarf slopped onto a wet Belfield bowl with a youngster starting only his second game in one of the most demanding positions in world sport . . . tight head prop. He went up against the current Irish U20 loose head and for half a game showed convincingly where his rugby future […]