Sunday 21 January 2018

Another Irish victory on 'Tarf's turf

The vikings had their chance 1,000 years ago - and yesterday evening it was the turn of the Barbarians to storm Irish defences at Clontarf. Fortunately it was only pride and a rugby match at stake in match arranged to celebrate the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf. Photo: Sportsfile
The vikings had their chance 1,000 years ago - and yesterday evening it was the turn of the Barbarians to storm Irish defences at Clontarf. Fortunately it was only pride and a rugby match at stake in match arranged to celebrate the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf. Photo: Sportsfile

The Vikings had their chance 1,000 years ago – and yesterday evening it was the turn of the Barbarians to storm Irish defences at Clontarf. Fortunately, it was only pride and a rugby match at stake in a showdown arranged to celebrate the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf. As in times of yore, the invaders were repelled, with Clontarf's Michael McGrath racing clear here to score a try in the thrilling 43-42 win. Match report: Sport, page 53.

Irish Independent

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