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UL Bohs Keep Promotion Hopes Alive

UL Bohs Keep Promotion Hopes Alive

An already promoted Clontarf side slipped to a 20-15 defeat at the hands of UL Bohemians at Castle Avenue on Saturday.

Clontarf, who wore specially-designed pink jerseys to support the Irish Cancer Society and Action Breast Cancer, had built a 15-7 advantage by half-time.

Backs Martin Dufficy and Killian Lett helped themselves to tries, with the former kicking five points and showing good control from out-half.

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But Bohs, who were inspired by their young number 10 JJ Hanrahan, kept alive their slim promotion hopes with a much-improved second half display.

Winger Darren Moroney skipped away to grab their first try before the break, and full-back Ed Torrie and centre David Moloney also touched down as Bohs turned the screw.

Kerry teenager Hanrahan, back on club duty after his exploits with the Ireland Under-20s, added a penalty to his earlier conversion.

The result represents UL's fifth win in their last six Ulster Bank League games and leaves them three points behind third-placed Buccaneers, who currently occupy the promotion play-off spot.

UL are away to Galwegians in their final game next Saturday, while Buccs must travel to the Aviva Stadium to take on second-placed Lansdowne.

Bernard Jackman's Clontarf had some consolation in the fact that they have now guaranteed top spot in Division 1B and will progress through to the semi-finals.

Referee: Simon McDowell (IRFU)