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Clontarf hosting the Auld Blacks

THE night before Ireland take on the All Blacks, Clontarf FC, in conjunction with The Gathering 2013, will host their traditional pre-international party to welcome their New Zealand friends at Castle Avenue and celebrate the strong connection Clontarf has with New Zealand rugby.

The game kicks off at 7.15pm when the first ever Kiwi Irish over-35s take on the unbeaten Clontarf selection of over-35s.

The New Zealand side will comprise a selection of the finest Kiwi natives who have settled here. They will take on the greatest of Clontarf FC's Has-Beens.

There will be live music in the bar after the game. Admission is free and all are welcome. On the night we will be collecting funds for the Canterbury Earthquake appeal.