Con's new Australian centre Daniel Nethery tries to fell Niall O'Brien, who was one of the Clontarf players involved in the Ireland AIB Club International squad last season.
Con flanker Ross Noonan claims a high ball under pressure from 'Tarf lock and try scorer Martin Garvey.
Niall O'Brien tries to carry forward again for the visitors, but he has Ross Noonan for company.
Frank Cogan is caught in possession by Niall O'Brien.
Con scrum half Peter McKee slips through a midfield gap as flanker Simon Crawford of Clontarf closes in on him.
Clontarf winger Derek Keane, who scored 13 tries in Division One last season, forces the ball to slip from Denis Hurley's grasp. Full-back Hurley was making his league debut for Con having transferred from UCC during the summer.
Con centre Tom Gleeson is confronted by his opposite number Matt Nethery.
Frank Cogan shows his determination to get away from 'Tarf flanker Declan Quinn.
**All photos by Neil Danton of Inpho Photography**