(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

This coming weekend our J2s play U.C.C. on main pitch Musgrave Park at 7.30pm Friday night. The members bar will be open from 6pm. They would be delighted to have your support and it's a great way to kick start your weekend, have a pint and watch the match.  

 Sat am. Our 16’s are in a quarter final of the U16’s Bowl v Newcastlewest/Estuary and will be having refreshments in downstairs bar after. Kick off 12.30pm.

On Saturday evening the Mini’s are having a Table Quiz to fundraise for their tour to London Irish. It's sold out and thanks to everyone for their support. The quiz starts at 8pm and the bar will be open before and after, approx 10.15pm.

AIL   Dolphin 46  Nenagh Ormond  17

Dolphin played their best rugby of the season today in a comprehensive 6 try victory over Nenagh Ormond.

They put the visitors under pressure from the kick off, and were rewarded with an early try from Dalton O'Shaughnessy who was returning from injury. Daryl Foley converted and he made it 10-0 soon after from a straight forward penalty in front of the posts.

Dolphin kept the pressure on and Timmy Phelan scored the first of his two tries, and again Foley added the extras.Jussi Viljanen scored his first AIL try converted by Foley to make it 24-0.


Great interplay between winger Alan o'Sullivan and captain Daryl Foley lead to the bonus point try (and conversion from Dary Foley - 31-0.

It was not all one way traffic and having been kept out a number of times, full back Peter Coman made it 31-5.

Dolphin did not give Nenagh a chance to build on the score as Alan O'Sullivan scored the 5th try, again Foley was on target with the conversion - 38-5.

A second try for Timmy Phelan made it 43-5

Nenagh were next on the scoreboard, a try from 2nd row Kevin O'Gorman, converted by Coman. Winger Keith Gleeson gave the Tipperary side a 3rd try 43-17 and a chance of a bonus point.

Dolphin defended well and it was they were in the Nenagh half and were awarded a penalty and Daryl Foley kicked the penalty, the final play of the game- giving him 7/8 succesfull kicks, and a personal tally of 21 points.

The Blue Wall in action


Next week is another important game, against bottom side Galwegians in Galway.

 Declan Forrest Photos of the game





Dolphin RFC Golf Classic
Cork Golf Club, Friday 26th April 2019

Dear Member

We cordially invite you to play, enter a team or sponsor this event.

• 3 people per team @ € 360 Per team.
• Scramble with a minimum of 4 drives from each player to count.
• 14th hole, Par 4, all 3 scores to count.
• Longest drive and Nearest the Pin.
• Golf, meal and goodie bag included

Please contact Michael Hanrahan if you wish to participate in this event.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Hanrahan
Golf Committee Chairman
086 825 7928
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2nds League   Dolphin 10  Sundays Well  10

Conditions were poor for this local derby, very strong winds and wet conditions so it was never going to be a classic, as a result it was very stop start with penalties and handling errors. Sunday's Well had the benefit of the strong wind in the first half, however apart from penalties neither side used the wind to its full advantage.

Sundays Well incurred the rath of the referee and at one stage were down to 13, a yellow and  a red, however Dolphin struggled to get out of their own half with the wind. A Sundays Well penalty was the only score in the opening half.

The conditions improved for the 2nd half, and there was an improvement in the Dolphin performance. They equalised through a David Aherne penalty and later took the lead through an Akim Farag try, converted by Aherne.

Dolphin had opportunities to put the game beyond doubt, however did not spot the overlap on a number of occasions and paid the price in the final play as Sundays'Well scored a try and converted to level the game.