Collidge opened their 2021-22 league campaign with a disappointing loss at Castle Avenue on Saturday.
Tries at the end of each half from wingers Jack Ringrose and David Heavey were not enough to overcome the more physical home team who ran in four tries. A smartly weighted crossfield kick-pass from James Tarrant on the stroke of half-time was collected by Ringrose who finished expertly in the corner for the opening Collidge score, Tarrant converted. Half-time: Clontarf FC 14 UCD 7.
In the second period Collidge were held scoreless until Heavey crossed for a consolation Collidge try (unconverted) with the last play of the match.
UCD: 15 Luke Maloney; 14 David Heavey; 13 David Ryan; 12 Tim Corkery; 11 Jack Ringrose (Capt); 10 James Tarrant; 9 Robert Gilsenan; 1 Chris Hennessy; 2 Bobby Sheehan; 3 Evin Coyle; 4 Jack Gardiner; 5 Gerard Hill; 6 Donal McMahon; 7 Ronan Foley; 8 Dan O’Donovan. Replacements (all used): 16 Richie Bergin; 17 Rob Byrne; 18 Alec Byrne; 19 Harry Donnelly; 20 James Moriarty; 21 Jamie Murphy; 22 Simon Burke; 23 Joe Cronin.