Clontarf clinched the Leinster Boys Colts final after they beat Pembroke by 41 runs in a low scoring game at Castle Avenue.

An outstanding spell from Pembroke's Sean O'Riain (4-8) had Clontarf in trouble and they were indebted to a hard-hit 36 from Aaron McGeehan (4 fours) which got them up to what looked a modest total of 84.

Winners Clontarf: Pic Deryck Vincent/Cricket Leinster

Arshad Jansafi (2-13) also bowled well.

Pembroke though found runs equally hard to come by, and Clontarf were given an early boost by the prize wicket of Pembroke skipper Donncha Tucker, well caught by McGeehan off the bowling of Luke Thompson (1-4).

A fiery spell by Andre Ryan (2-2) kept the pressure on, while there were also two wickets for John McNally (2-13).

A superb five-wicket haul by Niall Cox (5-8) ensured the win as Pembroke were skittled for 43.


At Castle Avenue, Clontarf beat Pembroke by 41 runs

Clontarf 84 (18.3 overs; Aaron McGeehan 36; Sean O'Rian 4-8, Arshad Jansafi 2-13)

Pembroke 43 (11 overs; Niall Cox 5-8, Andre Ryan 2-2, John McNally 2-13, Luke Thompson 1-4)