Andy Wood

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Clontarf’s Matt D’Arcy is tackled by  Tom Roche of Lansdowne during the All-Ireland League Division 1A semi-final at  Castle Avenue. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Clontarf 23 Lansdowne 15 Clontarf proved too strong for defending All-Ireland League champions Lansdowne as they deservedly clinched their place in n(...)

Joey Carbery kicks a penalty in the Heineken Champions Cup Round 6 match between Munster and Exeter Chiefs in  Thomond Park, Limerick, last Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“There was a lot of expectation when he came to Munster, but the way he’s handled himself, he is a special man and a special player; I’m proud to be h(...)

Andy Wood: “We have guys who have been there [Clontarf] since they were four or five years of age, playing all the way through.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Andy Wood’s curriculum vitae since taking over for a second spell as head coach of Clontarf in 2011 – he previously served as captain and player – br(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath is tackled by James O’Connor of Young Munster in Sunday’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

  Clontarf 37 Young Munster 29 An understrength Young Munster team suffered their third Ulster Bank League semi-final defeat in as many years a(...)

Joey Carbery’s breakthrough has highlighted the talent on show in the domestic league. Photograph: Inpho

The Ulster Bank League kicks off the weekend after next , and it does so buoyed by its contribution to the four provinces in the opening round of Pr(...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath passes three UCD players en route to scoring a try under the posts in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue in  Dublin. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Clontarf 25 UCD 12 Clontarf look the team to beat in the Ulster Bank League Division 1A playoffs after a well-judged 25-12 victory at home to UCD on (...)

  Belvedere’s James McKeown on his way to scoring the first try against St Michael’s College in the semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Belvedere College v Cistercian College, Roscrea RDS, Sunday, 4pm Surely this is Belvedere’s year. Considering everything we have witnessed up to thi(...)

St Mary’s captain Trevor Brennan with his son Daniel after defeating Lansdowne in the club final in 2000. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

This weekend 15 years ago I played in arguably the last great all-Ireland club final. There were four British and Irish Lions, internationals, and out(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

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