The players are well aware of the coaching set up which has been in place for a couple of weeks, however members not out on a Tuesday & Thursday at 6.30pm may not be up to speed on all the positions.
At present all adult players are training together and this will continue for another couple of weeks.
Anyone interested in playing U20 rugby and or AIL are more than welcome to come out and join us, if you want to have a chat first, why not contact the Director of Rugby Johnny Aherne 087- 2546069
Senior Rugby 2018/19
Director of Rugby               Johnny Aherne 087-2546069
Senior Coach                             Robbie Doyle
Forwards Coach                        Steve Ford
Assistant Forwards Coach       Darren O’Farrell
Assistant Backs Coach             John McCarthy
S&C Coach & U20 Head Coach       Colin O’Shaughnessy
U20 Assistant Coach                Ciaran O’Reilly
Physiotherapist                        Brian O’Connell
Team Doctor                            Colin Healy
Kit Manager                             Ben Woods
Club Captain                            Daryl Foley
Vice-Captains                          Dave O’Mahony, James Rochford



The first of our two new members courses will run on Sunday 9th September 2018 in Mallow GAA Sports Complex.


Course starts with tea/coffee and scones on arrival at 9.30am for registration. 


Followed by Lunch at 1:00pm.


If you or anybody you know is interested in taking up refereeing then please contact Peter Fitzgibbon as outlined in the poster or drop us a private message and we will pass on your details to him. #JoinUs #BePartOfIt #RefTeam #DomesticRugby #rugbyreferees


The 2018-19 AIL fixtures have been announced. Dolphin start with their first ever visit to Tipp in the AIL, to play Cashel.

It will be 8th December before Dolphin play either in Tipperary or Cork, their 8th fixture being away to UL Bohemians in Limerick. Game 10 is v Queens University, the first of four fixtures Dolphin will play outside Munster. 



Sat 29th Sep 18 14:30 Div2A Cashel RFC   v   Dolphin Spafield
Sat 6th Oct 18 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Navan RFC Irish Independent Park
Sat 13th Oct 18 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Old Crescent Irish Independent Park
Fri 26th Oct 18 20:00 Div2A Highfield   v   Dolphin Woodleigh Park
Sat 3rd Nov 18 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Galwegians Irish Independent Park
Sat 10th Nov 18 14:30 Div2A Nenagh Ormond   v   Dolphin New Ormond Park
Sat 1st Dec 18 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Blackrock College RFC Irish Independent Park
Sat 8th Dec 18 14:30 Div2A U.L. Bohemian   v   Dolphin 4G Pitch, University of Limerick
Sat 15th Dec 18 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Queens University Irish Independent Park
Sat 19th Jan 19 14:30 Div2A Queens University   v   Dolphin Dub Lane
Sat 26th Jan 19 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   U.L. Bohemian Irish Independent Park
Sat 16th Feb 19 14:30 Div2A Blackrock College RFC   v   Dolphin Stradbrook
Sat 23rd Feb 19 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Nenagh Ormond Irish Independent Park
Sat 2nd Mar 19 14:30 Div2A Galwegians   v   Dolphin Crowley Park
Fri 8th Mar 19 18:00 Div2A Dolphin   v   Highfield Irish Independent Park
Sat 23rd Mar 19 14:30 Div2A Old Crescent   v   Dolphin Rosbrien
Sat 6th Apr 19 14:30 Div2A Navan RFC   v   Dolphin Balreask Old
Sat 13th Apr 19 14:30 Div2A Dolphin   v   Cashel RFC Irish Independent Park

The draw for the Cork Charity Cup has been released, Dolphin are away to UCC on Saturday 25th August.

The format of the competition is now 4 teams in the Cork Charity Cup and 4 teams in the Cork Charity Shield.




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Suzanne Reidy- Murphy was elected President of Dolphin at the Club's 116th AGM this evening.

The Reidy connection with Dolphin comes back to the 1930's when her father Gerald first appeared in Dolphin colours playing for Dolphin Youths. He went one to be capped for Ireland and in 1983/84 served as President of the IRFU. 50 Years ago he was Dolphin President for the first time, and was Dolphin Centenary President in 2002-03.

Her mother Anne  was also very well known in rugby circles, a member of the Kiernan family, her brother Jim was also a Dolphin President while another brother Tom captained the Lions. Anne ran her own tight ship, the Dolphin Kitchen ran like clockrock and quality was alsways excellent.

Suzanne grew up around Dolphin spending many hours in the Kitchen and the last few seasons she was back there organising the Kitchen & Bar putting phenomenal hours as House Chairperson.

Daryl Foley is club captain, normally a scrum half, like his brother Ryan with Nice, the Crosshaven man is also comfortable at playing 10.

We wish them an enjoyable and hopefully fruitfull season.

A special mention about Ronnie Moore, he was elected  an Honorary Life Member, well worthy of the accolade.




Senior Pre Season training starts Thursday 19th July at 6.30pm at Musgrave Park. Are you interested in playing Senior and not committed to any club, be delighted to see you there.

U20.5's are already back and will be training with them.