DUNDALK U-13s re-commenced after the Chrsitmas break last weekend and all thoughts of turkey and presents were quicly forgotten as they faced up to a well drilled Clane team.
Bucking the trend from all other matches this season Dundalk took the lead, with Sean Fitzpatrick going over for a try after three minutes which was converted by Philip Tynan.
The play was ebbing and flowing as both sides tried to play running rugby and after eight minutes some good work by backs and forwards led to a try for Ronan Greene.
Two minutes later after some good rucking by the Clane forwards saw the Kildare men force their way over for a try which was not converted.
Dundalk re-started and camped themselves on the Clane line which culminated in a try for Cormac Mc Guigan.
Cormac Mc Guigan addded his second try, almost identical to his first and with two minutes left to half time Dundlak were awarded a penalty which Philip Tynan scored leaving the score at half time Dundalk 25 Clane 5.
A fired-up Clane scored a breakaway try, but after some mazy running and some clever offloading in the midfield Mc Guigan was left with 30 metres to the try lin. With two defenders to beat McCormack burned off his pursuers to complete his hat-trick in the corner.
For the next 10 minutes Clane camped on Dundalk's line, but some resolute defending kept them at bay.
The fire in the Clane bellies seemed to have quenched after their failure to score and Dundalk socred crossed for three further tries from Sean Fitzpatrick, Flynn Kiernan and Ronan Greene.