First half tries from Matt D’Arcy and David Joyce catapulted Clontarf to a confidence-boosting 16-3 win over defending champions Lansdowne on the opening night of the All-Ireland League Division 1A season.
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CLONTARF 16 LANSDOWNE 3, Castle Avenue
Scorers: Clontarf: Tries: Matt D’Arcy, David Joyce; Pens: David Joyce 2
Lansdowne: Pen: Scott Deasy
HT: Clontarf 10 Lansdowne 0
CLONTARF: Mick McGrath; James McKeown, Michael Courtney, Matt D’Arcy, Cian O’Donoghue; David Joyce, Angus Lloyd; Ivan Soroka, Declan Adamson, Royce Burke-Flynn, Cormac Daly, Ben Reilly, Tony Ryan, Adrian D’Arcy, Michael Noone (capt).
Replacements: Connor Johnston, Tom Ryan, David Moore, Andrew Feeney, Conor Jennings.
LANSDOWNE: Eamonn Mills (capt); Daniel McEvoy, Mark O’Keeffe, Fergal Cleary, Peter Sullivan; Scott Deasy, Tim Murphy; Denis Coulson, James Rael, Ian Prendiville, Jack O’Sullivan, Willie Earle, Joe O’Brien, Aaron Conneely, William Fay.
Replacements: Tyrone Moran, Ntinga Mpiko, Tom Murphy, Gareth Molloy, Tom Roche.
Referee: Mike English (WRU)
Old Crescent 20 Cashel 34, Rosbrien
Skerries 44 MU Barnhall 49, Holmpatrick