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30
May
All Ireland League Champs @ Viking Steakhouse!

Following Clontarf Rugby Club's amazing victory in the Ulster Bank Final, Vikings Steakhouse, one of the fantastic sponsors of Clontarf.ie, invited the first team squad and officials for a complimentary meal in the restaurant located at 225 Clontarf Road. 

The team members each enjoyed a delicious 'Steak on the Stone' and drinks, before posing for some pictures with the Ulster Bank League Cup. Pictured above are some of the team members with David Dwyer, owner at Vikings Steakhouse, and head waitress Dagmara. 

It's great to see local business showing support for sporting teams and organisations here in Clontarf!

Well done to the lads, and all who have helped them on their jounrey to become All-Ireland League Champions!

 
09
May
Clontarf - Ulster Bank League Champions!

Massive congratulations to Clontarf Senior Rugby team, who were crowned the Ulster Bank League champions following 3 point defeat over Cork Constitution at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, May 8th. 

Clontarf supporters turned out in their droves to support the Bulls. And after a dismal start to the morning, the sun came out just in time for the 2.30 pm kick-off. 

Despite an 18 point lead at half-time, Clontarf had to battle it out against a determined Cork Con in the second-half, but ultimately the Bulls took home the silverware with the final score; 28-25. 

Well done to the entire team, in particular, Coach Andy Wood, Captain Ben Reilly and of course, Joey Carbery who was named Man-of-the-Match!

 
04
May
Support Clontarf in the Ulster Bank League Final!

This Saturday, May 8th, will see Clontarf take on Cork Constitution in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A Final. 

The Bulls secured their place in the final, following a 24-10 defeat over UCD at Castle Avenue, on Saturday, April 23rd. 

The team is now in the final days of preparation ahead of their meet with the rebel country team, at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday. 

Why not go along to the Aviva this Saturday, May 8th to support the lads?! Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (click here) for just €10 for adults, while children go free!…

05
Apr
Sports Star Panel Q&A and Kick-about!

This Thursday 7th April, a selection of Clontarf’s finest sports stars will visit Clontarf Rugby & Cricket Club to have a kick-about with the kids and take part in a special sports Q&A!

So who’s going to be there? We’ve got a number of stats on each of the sporting legends who will take part in the event!

The Boys in Blue; Jack McCaffrey, Denis Bastick and Cormac Costello

It is probably safe to say that every kid in Clontarf with even a slight interest in GAA knows Jack McCaffrey.…

12
Oct
Cian Healy and The Boys in Green did Clontarf and Ireland Proud!

Ireland have secured themselves a quarter final spot in the 2015 Rugby World Cup!

Joe Schmidt's team was pushed to their limits throughout the entire 80 minutes, yet despite Captain Paul O' Connell and Johnny Sexton both suffering injuries, the lads in green managed to beat the French 24-9!!

Clontarf's own Cian Healy, prop on the international team, has said the fact that O' Connell is injured means the team will only fight for World Cup Glory with even more determination in his honour.

A huge congratulations from Clontarf to Healy and the boys! Now let's beat Argentina…

30
Sep
Support Local Man Cycle to Cardiff in Aid of IRFU Charitable Trust!

Local Clontarf man, Gerry Haskins, will be taking on the ultimate challenge of cycling from Dublin to Cardiff, in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust. 

Gerry is part of a group riding 255km (160 miles) over two days during the Rugby World Cup, all to raise funds to support rugby players who have suffered severe spinal injuries and require round the clock care. 

If you would like to support Gerry and raise funds for the IRFU charitable Trust, click here to donate on Gerry's sponsorship page via credit or debit card. 

Every penny donated will go directly…

27
Aug
Jonah Lomu Pranks Patrons at Harry Byrnes

All Blacks legend and all-time Rugby World Cup try scorer Jonah Lomu recently surprised guests at one of Clontarf's institutions - Harry Byrnes!

Lomu, who is the official ambassador for launching Heineken's Rugby World Cup 2015 Campaign, hid in a vending machine placed in the pub where he pranked customers who interacted with the machine. 

Watch the video to see customers left flabbergasted as they put a coin in the machine and receive customised, autographed merchandise from the rugby hero. Ireland's Shane Horgan also makes an appearance to reveal the surprise behind…

24
Aug
Clontarf Women's Rugby Are Looking for New Players

Clontarf Women's Rugby starts back tonight, 24th August at 7 PM. The club is looking for new players of all levels to join their women's team. 

Clontarf Women's Rugby was founded in 2014, in response to the rise of the women's game not only in Ireland but worldwide. 

The aim of Clontarf Women's Rugby is to allow female players to flourish in a highly focused training environment; that is both fun and friendly. 

If you are interested in getting involved in Ireland's fastest-growing women's sports, pop down to the club tonight at 7 PM, or call 01 8336214…

09
Mar
Girls Mini Rugby!

Clontarf Girls Mini Rugby - U12 & U15 Training

Every Sunday @ 11am, Clontarf Rugby Club

Clontarf Rugby Club’s aim is to give the girls a fun way to learn the game in an encouraging and friendly atmosphere.

New players always welcome!

For more information, check out Clontarf Rugby Club’s official page.

19
Feb
Clontarf U15 team beat Skerries 12-5

Clontarf's U-15 side came through a very physical match on Sunday to beat Skerries 12-5 in Malahide and claim the Leinster league final in what has been an unbeaten season to date.

It was a tight game played before a positive and appreciative crowd in North County Dublin, with Tarf's tries coming from Michael Power and Ben Duggan. Michael Fitzpatrick converted Power's try to ensure victory for the Clontarf men.

Man of the match, Mikey McGiff was outstanding throughout the game and the side put up a strong defence in the closing stages to…

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