U14 Dev Cup - Dolphin/Douglas Carrigaline 29 Mitchelstown 19

Dolphin put the Mitchelstown line under pressure from the kick off, but a turnover on the line saw them race down and score a converted try. They hit back quickly through  an Eanna McCarthy try. Mitchelstown once again took the initiative and extended the lead to 14-5. Dolphin scored twice more before half time through Ciaran O'Donnabhain and Colin Molloy.

Dolphin extended their lead in the 2nd half with a try from Charlie, converted by Eanna McCarthy. A 5th try and a 2nd try for Ciaran O'Donnabhain, also converted by McCarthy put the game out of the reach of Mitchelstown who did score in the last play of the game.

Dolphin/Douglas Carraigaline will play Youghal in 2 weeks time in the quarter finals. 

AIL  Old Crescent 14  Dolphin 15

With Blackrock College losing on Friday night, Dolphin knew that victory over Old Crescent would confirm their Division 2A status for next season. They got an ideal start with winger Timmy Phelan scoring the opening try after eight minutes.

As the home side settled into the game they put significant pressure on the Dolphin scrum and were rewarded with a penalty try. They followed this up with a converted try to increase the lead to 14-5, Daryl Foley reduced the gap with a penalty.

Dolphin had a lot of defending to do in the 2nd half, however, it took until the 76th minute before there was a score and it went Dolphin's way. A very nice off load from hooker Dave Byrne to Alan O'Sullivan put the winger in for a try in the corner. That left Daryl Foley a difficult conversion for the win, a true captain took the responsibility and up went the assistants flags, 15-14 , status confirmed with two games to go.

Centre Will Hanley, a former Old Crescent captain was marking his first cousin on Saturday, having seen Dolphin safe, he will not be available for the remaining games as he prepares to welcome his twins home from hospital. Congratulations Will.

 

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......

 

Sincerely,

 

Suzanne Reidy Murphy

President

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