Click here for photos from Clontarf’s 35-20 AIB League Division One win against their Dublin rivals Lansdowne last Saturday.
Pictured above: Clontarf full-back Darragh O’Shea ducking in ahead of Fiachra Baynes to score a try on the main pitch at Lansdowne Road. O’Shea was on song on Saturday, scoring 20 points in all – a try, three conversions and three penalties – in the north Dubliners’ bonus point win. Incredibly, ‘Tarf have now chalked up seven bonus point in as many league games.
Clontarf prop Johnny Wickham is tackled by Lansdowne’s Jim O’Donovan.
Clontarf prop Rob Sweeney, a member of the Ireland squad at last summer’s Under-21 World Championships in Argentina, is tackled by Lansdowne duo Brendan McGeever and John Lyne with ‘Tarf back row Alan Trenier in support.
Johnny Wickham tries to hand off Lansdowne centre Brendan McGeever.
Lansdowne back row Graham Quinn gets to grips with Clontarf’s Philip Purdue.
Lansdowne’s 6ft 10in lock Devin Toner climbs highest to claim a lineout at headquarters. Toner, who only turns 20 in June, has won caps at Ireland Schools and Under-19 level and is in the current Ireland under-21 training squad.
Clontarf’s Fiach O’Loughlin, the busy scrum half who transferred to the Castle Avenue club from champions Shannon in the summer, is tackled by Lansdowne number 8 David Lavin.
**All photos by Dan Sheridan of Inpho Photography**