Munster U16 Bowl | Crosshaven-Dolphin RFC v Fermoy RFC, Sunday 24 March, kick-off 11.15am

Crosshaven-Dolphin U16: Ethan Berkery-Kelly; Tom O’Connor, Adam D’Arcy, Joshua McCarthy, Jamie Daly; Patrick Cotter, Eoin D’Alton; Ciaran Casey, Oisín McSweeney, John Roberts, Cian Herlihy, Michael O’Connor, Ronan O’Donoghue, Adam O’Brien, Oisín McCarthy. Replacements: Shane Foley, Emmet Douglas Magill, Hugh O’Mahony, Leo Parata, Nathan Cogan, David Aigbogun, Robert Herlihy.

Fermoy U16: Conor England; James Flynn, Sean O’Leary, Saulius Comber, Pierce Burke; Conor Coakley, Peter Finn; Carthach Hickey, Eoin Healy, Ruairi McGrath, Darragh O’Sullivan, Eoghan O’Riordan, Fionn Hess, Cathal Wilson, Roan David O’Riordan. Replacements: William McAuliffe, Sean Roche, Andrew Shinnick, Conor Hynes, Ted White, Christian O’Mahoney.

U 12's Host Utrecht Rugby

Our Under 12's will host a Dutch side for the first time on Saturday morning. We welcome Utrecht Rugby from Netherlands and hope they enjoy their stay in Cork.

The Dolphin players are looking forward to their game which kicks off at 9.30am on the main Pitch.

Looking forward to a good game and a good attendence of Club Members.

Rain and strong wind were not the ideal conditions for the Friday Night Lights, local derby versus Highfield. The visitors with the wind at their backs started off well but the Dolphin defence stood strong.

Dolphin took the opportunity to take the lead with an excellent penalty into the wind from Daryl Foley. 

There were quite a few penalties awarded in the opening half and many for high tackles, finally the referee gave a final warning to both sides, Alan O'Sullivan was the unlucky player to be next to fall foul of the referee, it was a hard challenge but the player was falling at the contact and O'Sullivan spent the last 10 mins of the opening half in the bin.

Highfield used the space on the wing to get their opening try and lead 3-5 at the break.

Another penalty from Daryl Foley put Dolphin 6-5 ahead, a lead they held on to until 17 minutes from the end. Highfield retook the lead with a 2nd try. Dolphin were holding on to the bonus point, however the level of tackles made in the opening half took its toll.Highfield scored two further tries in the last few minutes to give them a bonus point victory.

Next weekend Dolphin (29) travel to Old Crescent on Saturday while the two other sides in danger of the player off spot Nenagh (23) annd Blackrock (21) play on Friday night.




February 6th 2019,


Dear Dolphin Supporters,


As you will all know our next Senior AIL game is against Highfield R.F.C. in a home derby under lights on Friday night the 15th March. (A change from the 8th due to the U.20 Irl –v- France) Both games in Musgrave Park. This will be a very important game for our team and I would ask for as much support as possible.


We will be entertaining our Highfield guests with a pre-match dinner at 5.30p.m and will have a Mulled Wine Drink ready in the downstairs bar from 5p.m. to warm us for the late night air. Again I would ask that Dolphin supporters show strength in numbers, as we experienced in the away fixture in Woodleigh Park last October.


Our dinner will be three courses and gate at the usual €25.00 and please get bookings in prior to Wednesday 13th to accommodate food orders. Book with Deirdre by text or email.


Many thanks for the great support at recent matches, the players have certainly given their best with two great wins against Nenagh and Galwegians. Well done to them and best of luck for Fri 15th......




Suzanne Reidy Murphy


(Bonus point scorer - John Fitzgerald)

AIL     Galwegians 0   Dolphin 28

The weather conditions in Galway were terrible, so bad that the game was delayed to allow the surface water to drain off. 

Dolphin kicked off with what seemed like a hurricane wind at their backs, which led to two early Daryl Foley penalties. 

After 28 mins, Timmy Phelan scored his 3rd try in two games to put Dolphin 0-11 ahead. Would 11 points be enough with the wind, Dolphin's position then improved when front row Liam Walsh scored his first try for Dolphin after 40 mins.

The home side were attacking in the Dolphin 22 when out half Conor Flanagan intercepted a pass to run the lenght of the pitch to score and Dary Foley made it 23-0 after 50 mins.

Just six minutes later John Fitzgerald scored the vital bonus point try, his try his 3rd try away from home this season (and Dolphin's first away win). The confidence in the squad has increased so much over the past two weeks taking 10/10 points, the only other side to do this was Queens University. 








1 - Highfield 14 12 0 2 562 233 329 11 2 61
2 - Cashel RFC 15 11 1 3 417 221 196 8 2 56
3 - Navan RFC 15 11 0 4 294 228 66 4 1 49
4 - Queens University 15 8 0 7 392 297 95 8 5 45
5 - U.L. Bohemian 15 8 0 7 306 319 -13 6 3 41
6 - Old Crescent 15 8 0 7 303 313 -10 4 3 39
7 - Dolphin 14 6 0 8 254 284 -30 2 3 29
8 - Nenagh Ormond 15 4 1 10 275 411 -136 3 1 22
9 - Blackrock College RFC 15 4 0 11 275 471 -196 2 3 21
10 - Galwegians 15 1 0 14 183 484 -301 0 3 7

Remaining games

Dolphin v Highfield                                         

Old Crescent v Dolphin                     Blackrock  v Navan                             Nenagh  v U L Bohemians

Navan   v Dolphin                            Blackrock v  Nenagh                            Blackrock v Nenagh

Dolphin v Cashel                             Galwegians v Blackrock                       Nenagh  v Navan