3rd XV

The Clontarf 3rds team participate in Division 2 of the Metro League which is a competitive league of high standard. League and Cup matches are mostly held on Sunday but some can also be held on other days e.g. Friday evening under lights or Saturday.

Training for the 3rds is on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm in Castle Avenue.

Any player, whether new to the Club or having played previously, is most welcome.  There is also the added attraction of a good and very enjoyable social element to the squad.  Please contact the management for information.


Paul Byrne, 087 3340555, email: pbyrne24@gmail.com


Ronan Sullivan, 087 9326111.

Concussion / Player Welfare:

The welfare of players is of paramount importance.  The International Rugby Board (IRB) has produced guidance on concussion which can be accessed through the following link:   http://irbplayerwelfare.com/concussion

It is incumbent on all of us to be aware of the dangers associated with concussion and to take appropriate action when necessary.

Latest news:

On Saturday last, we played Greystones at home.  Following on from last week’s great win over Trinity, it was imperative that we kept the momentum going.  The lads duly delivered with another bonus point win that keep us firmly in 2nd place, 2 pts ahead of Naas (3rd place) and now 4 pts behind Trinity on top.  There are two games left in the regular league, against St. Marys at home and away to Naas for the final game.  Win both and we qualify for the Grand Final, so our destiny is in our own hands.  The game against St. Mary’s is on March 4th at 3 pm.

The Division 2 league fixtures & results for the season are shown hereunder.

Fixtures – Metro League Division 2:

18/09/2016 (12.30 pm) Clontarf (5) MU Barnhall (15) Castle Ave (Sun)
24/09/2016 (3.00 pm) Lansdowne (6) Clontarf (14) Lansdowne Road (Sat)
09/10/2016 (3.00 pm) Clontarf (69) Seapoint (5) Castle Ave (Sun)
15/10/2016 (3.00 pm) Dublin University (22) Clontarf (15) College Park (Sat)
22/10/2016 (3.00 pm) Greystones (15) Clontarf (17) Dr. Hickey Park (Sat)
05/11/2016 (2.30 pm) St. Mary’s (22) Clontarf (37) Templeville Road (Sat)
20/11/2016 (2.30 pm) Clontarf (10) Naas (15) Castle Ave (Sun)
27/11/2016 (2.30 pm) MU Barnhall (13) Clontarf (29) Parsonstown (Sun)
11/12/2016 (2.00 pm) Clontarf (27) Lansdowne (7) Castle Ave (Sun)
22/01/2017 (2.30 pm) Seapoint (9) Clontarf (38) Kilbogget Park, Killiney (Sun)
05/02/2017 (3.00 pm) Clontarf (29) Dublin University (20) Castle Ave (Sun)
25/02/2017 (1.00 pm) Clontarf (45) Greystones (12) Castle Ave (Sat)
04/03/2017 (3.00 pm) Clontarf St. Mary’s Castle Ave (Sat)
12/03/2017 (3.00 pm) Naas Clontarf Forenaughts (Sat)

Table/fixtures http://www.leinsterrugbydomestic.com/league/110305/division2