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Clontarf Lose Again As UCD Strike Late

Clontarf Lose Again As UCD Strike Late

Division One leaders Clontarf slipped to their second successive league defeat as UCD hit them with an injury-time try at Castle Avenue on Saturday.

AIB LEAGUE: DIVISION ONE: Saturday, January 17

CLONTARF 8 UCD 14, Castle Avenue
Scorers: Clontarf: Try: Phil Howard; Pen: Daragh O’Shea
UCD: Tries: Kevin McLaughlin, Kevin Croke; Cons: Fergus McFadden 2
HT: Clontarf 0 UCD 7

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UCD’s hard-working forward unit won the day for them as they conjured up a last-gasp score for flanker Kevin Croke, which Leinster squad member Fergus McFadden converted.

Another of the students’ Leinster-capped players, Kevin McLaughlin, breached the ‘Tarf line in the opening half to put the visitors 7-0 ahead at half-time.

Clontarf tried to move the ball wide more often than not but in muddy conditions, UCD defended manfully.

The hosts were rewarded with a try from winger Phil Howard and captain Daragh O’Shea chipped in with a penalty but UCD, who also won before Christmas at Terenure, had the final say.