|43||Michael Kiernan||1982-1991||* capped also with Lansdowne|
|29||A.J.F O’Reilly||1955-1970||*capped also with Old Belvedere & others.|
|28||J S McCarthy||1948-1955|
|16||Fergus Aherne||1988-1992||* capped also with Lansdowne|
|12||Paddy Lawlor||1951-1956||* capped also with Clontarf|
James Coughlan played for Ireland v Barbarians in May 2012, but it was an uncapped international.
Dave B O’Loughlin played for Ireland when with UCC but his appearances when with Dolphin were unofficial internations during the 2nd World War. He was playing for Garryowen after the war when full internationals restarted.
Internationals who subsequently played for Dolphin
D B O’Loughlin, Mick Lane, Dick Roche, Mick Doyle, David O’ Mahony, Darragh O’Mahony, Denis Hurley.
Julien Brugnaut a French International also played with Dolphin.
AIB Club Internationals
|Barry Keeshan||10||(Eng Counties 07, 09,10,11,12 Scot 08,09,10,11,12)|
|Eric Moloney||5||( Scot 08 , 10,11 Eng Counties 10,11)|
|Christy Condon||5||( Scot 10,11, 12 Eng Counties 11,12)|
|Barry O’Mahony||3||( Eng Counties 09, 10 Scot 09)|
|Sam Cronin||2||( Eng Counties 10 Scot 10)|
|Rory McGrath||1||(Scotland 2006)|
Irish Internationals (in alphabetical order)
Fergus Aherne 1988-1992 (16 Caps – 1 with Dolphin, 15 with Lansdowne) 1 Try
Captained UCC to win the Munster Senior league in 1984/85 and also represented Irish Universities. Won his first international cap with Dolphin before he earned an interprovincial cap. Moved to Dublin and declared for Leinster, won a Leinster Senior Cup medal with Lansdowne in 1991.He toured many times with Ireland, to France in 1988, North America in 1989, Namibia 1991 and New Zealand 1992. A member of the 1991 World Cup squad.
Michael Bradley 1920-1927 19 Caps
Dolphin’s most capped international and up until the professional era, the highest Irish points scorer. His most famous kick was the drop goal, which captured the Triple Crown v England in 1985. Amongst his other honours were two Schools international caps with PBC,was the Irish 200m champion and represented Ireland v Scotland in an Athletics International. He played in three Lions Tests in New Zealand. He also earned Lions honours in 1986 in the Lions against Rest of The World game celebrating the centenary of the International Board. He was included on Irish tours to South Africa 1981, Japan 1985 & North America in 1989.
Terry Kingston 1987-1996 30 Caps 2 tries
Jack Mahony 1923 1 Cap
He attended CBC and excelled at many sports- he was school handball champion,captained the school swimming team to Munster Schools Senior Squadron title in 1917 & 1918. He hurled with the CBC team that was beaten by Farranferris in the final of Cork Schools Cup,and then there was rugby.He captained CBC to the Cork Senior Schools title in 1918 and also captained the Munster Schools team. In 1921, he captained the Irish Giants against the Yankee Invaders at the Mardyke in the Baseball Championship of Ireland.
His rugby career was short; he gained one International cap v England in 1923 and was a travelling substitute for the Scotland and Wales games. The following year he suffered a serious injury in the Munster trial and did not play again until 1925, when he was again substitute against England and Scotland. In 1926 he retired owing to a recurrent injury . Jack was a brother of Nacey Mahony, who beame IRFU President also he also represented Ireland at water polo.
J S (Jim) McCarthy 1948-55 28 Caps 8 Tries
Captained Ireland four times (the first Munster man to do so) and scored total of eight tries, including one on his debut against France.His most famous try was his try that clinched the Triple Crown for Ireland in 1949 in Swansea. Toured with the Lions to Australia + New Zealand in 1950 and with Ireland two years later to Argentina + Chile.
Maurice Mortell 1953-54 9 caps 5 tries
While the Bandon born winger was only capped nine times, he scored five tries, including one in each of his first three games. Won Leinster Senior cup medals with Bective Rangers in 1955 + 1956 and played 12 times for Leinster.
Phil O’Callaghan 1967-76 21 caps
Philo made his Munster Senior Cup debut in 1961, having taken up the game the previous season and played in the competition every year up to 1980. he also had a long Irish career 1967-76 getting 21 caps, despite a six year gap between 1970-76. He made his debut on 21/1/1967 in the historic 15-8 victory over Australia. (First time an Irish team defeated a Southern Hemisphere on their own soil) He also represented the Barbarians between 1967/69 and toured Australia, Argentina & New Zealand with Ireland.
Bertie O’Hanlon 1947-50 12 caps 3 Tries
Born in Ballyclough, Mallow, he was introduced to rugby at PBC before boarding at Rockwell College where he won a Munster Schools cup medal. An all round sportsman, he also represented Rockwell at Gaelic Football and was South of Ireland sprint champion over 100 and 220 yards and long jump champion for two years. He was selected 13 times for Ireland, but had to cry off against Australia in 1947 because of injury. He had a short international career of four seasons (1947-1950) that was littered with honours, two Triple Crown’s and the Grand Slam. The pinnacle of his career should have been the Lions tour of New Zealand & Australia in 1950,in those days the tours lasted 6 months and he was asked by the IRFU to allow his name go forward but his employers would not release him. He scored two tries on his International debut, a 22-0 victory over England on 8/2/1947.
Tomás O’Leary 2007-12 24 caps 3 tries
His early sporting days were playing hurling, his father Seanie was a well known Cork Hurler, he captained Cork to a Minor All Ireland. Played in the U21 world Cup final and in addition to his full caps played nine times for Ireland A. He was a member of the 2009 Grand Slam winning team, selected for the Lions Tour to South Africa but broke his ankle days after the the squad was announced. Played 127 times for Munster scoring 10 tries, two conversions and a penalty. After seven seasons with Munster he joined London Irish.
John O’Meara 1951-58 22 caps 2 tries
John learned his rugby at CBC and Clongowes Wood.He earned the first of his 22 caps in a narrow 9-8 victory over France on 27/1/1951. He had a lengthy partnership with Jack Kyle (19 games) and scored two tries. When at UCC he won Munster Senior Cup medals in 1949/50 and 1950/51, he captained the Dolphin team to victory in 1955/56 but unfortunately had to sit out the final with a broken thumb.
A J F (Tony) O’Reilly 1955-70 29 caps 4 Tries
Gerald was a fine backrow forward who won five caps between 1953&54.He first played in a Dolphin jersey with the Youths in Ballintemple in 1939.He played for Munster 20 times, showing his versatility by playing in the front, second and ck rows. He won his first cap and a Leinster Senior Cup while with Lansdowne. He was IRFU President in 1983/84. Always a true Dolphin man, he was Club President twice, in1967/68 and the Centenary President.
Ted Ryan 1937-38 3 Tries
Dolphin’s fifth International player was yet another prop,
Edward G Ryan. He earned the first of his three caps in a 5-3 victory over Wales at Ravenhill in 1937 and captained Dolphin for two seasons.
Henry Wall 1965 2 Caps
Henry Wall made his international debut at No 8 in a 16-6 victory over Wales on 27/2/1965, the first of his two caps. Henry joined the club from UCD whom he captained for two seasons, 1960/61 & 1961/62.
Fred Williamson 1930 3 caps