Clontarf edge Cork Con in AIL final thriller

Leinster prospect Joey Carbery put in a classy performance at 10

Clontarf edge Cork Con in AIL final thriller

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Clontarf 28

Cork Constitutuion 25

Leinster academy prospect Joey Carbery was the driving force behind Clontarf as they went on to claim victory in the Ulster Bank League final this afternoon.

Three tries in the final ten minutes of the first half put 'Tarf in control of the game after a scoreless opening 30 minutes, giving them a 21-3 lead.


The second half proved to be a nail biting affair, as Cork Con came back and reduced the lead to eight points, before having to fight back again after another try for the Dubliners, this time narrowing the lead to just three points. 

However, the Cork side couldn't find another score to level the game meaning Clontarf win the league for just the second time in their history.