Former Dolphin President recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award for Voluntary Service

Former Dolphin (and UCC ) President's, Judge Olann Kelleher has become a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award for Voluntary Service  for his contribution to UCC RFC as a coach and manager.

He represented Munster at two sports, Rugby and Cricket. He was on the bench for Munster for the famous victory over the All Blacks in 1978. He was also involved in the 1992 victory over Australia.

Won a Munster Senior League medal with UCC and All Ireland Trophy in 1974. He coached and managed teams with UCC as well as serving on their Management Committee and was UCC Club President in 2015/6 and 2016/7.

Upon leaving UCC he joined Dolphin and was club captain in 1978/79 and later served as Club President, being Club President of 2 seperate Senior Clubs is indeed very unique.

Congratulations Olann on your award,UCC's Alumni Achievement Awards are among the highest honours that UCC can bestow on Alumni and recognise those who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen fields.

Looking forward to OFF THE BALL on Friday Night.
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Weekend Round Up 02.12.2018

First into action last weekend was the J2's, they had a very good away league victory by 18-14 over Bandon on Friday night. 

Both the U20.5's and the Seniors were in action at 2.30 on Saturday, due to the weather conditions the U20.5's game was moved to Mahon. Due to numerous injuries to key players and work commitments Dolphin lined out without substitutes. Dolphin had the better start and were soon 5-0 up against Bruff through a Scott Rochford try. Bruff settled into the game and also scored an unconverted try. After about 25 mins Dolphin had a triple blow, a yellow card, reduced to 13 as a player was forced off through injury and not replaced and thirdly, a 2nd Bruff try leaving the score 5-10 at the break.

With a numerical advantage and fresh legs Bruff were causing problems for Dolphin, however the Dolphin defence stood firm. They refused to give up and kept Bruff to one score in 30 mins, however another couple of tries in the final minutes gave Bruff a 29-5 win.

Back in Musgrave Park, it was 7th v 9th, and thats the way it finished 7th & 9th, the positions having reversed. For the 3rd home game in a row Dolphin scored 3 tries- from Alan O'Sullivan (above) Conor Flanagan and Rob Readon. The game was a close affair, just 3 points in it at halftime with Dolphin leading 13-10 before Blackrock College levelled the score. Dolphin made it 20-13 following Dary Foley's conversion (in addition to an earlier penalty). Blackrock College narrowed the gap to 20-16 with a further penalty but Dolphin held on for the victory.

Dolphin have two games left in the first half of the season, away next Saturday to 5th placed UL Bohemians before a home game on Sat 15th December v 4th placed Queens University  (pre match lunch with guest speaker Trevor Ringland)





Friday night, bars open from 5pm for Munster v Edinburgh.

Upcoming Events in Dolphin/Musgrave Park

Fri  30th Nov      Munster v Edinburgh    7.35pm

Sat 1st Dec   AIL    Dolphin v Blackrock College 2.30pm

Fri 7th Dec   'Off the Ball' Heineken Rugbyclub Roadshow will be broadcast live from Dolphin Rugby Club with special interviews and special guests To be confirmed but not to be missed Rugby talk.  Bar open. 

Fri 7th Dec   J2  Dolphin v Muskerry  7.30pm

Sat 8th Dec   AIL   UL Bohemians v  Dolphin  2.30pm

Sat 8th Dec   2nds  UL Bohemians v Dolphin 5pm 

Sat 15th Dec  AIL  Dolphin v Queens University  2.30pm

 Pre Match Lunch  12.30  Guest speaker  Trevor Ringland, former Irish International and British & irish Lions. Also attending are some of our former internationals and our sponsors. Tanaiste Simon Coveney is also currently scheduled to attend.

Early booking is recommended, please contact Deirdre, cost is €35 including lunch and match. Why not organise a table, our last lunch before Christmas.

Sat 15th Dec  Club Christmas Party from 8pm







20% reduction to Dolphin Members

Any chance of an updated photo for the club album lads
@JohnnyLocks7  Hope you both have an enjoyable and injury free game on Saturday, what about another try each!!!!