Dolphin got off to the best possible start with a try from No 8 Craig O’Herlihy in the 3rd minute. They did not build on this and let Clonakilty back into the game with an unconverted try to level matters.
Before the break Clonakilty made it 10-5 with a 2nd try.
Clonakilty then extended their lead to 15-5 but Dolphin did not panic and finally made their possession count. With 20 mins remaining Matt Barry scored a try which was converted by Ryan O’Herlihy reducing the gap to 15-12.
After continued pressure, prop Darran Noonan scored in the corner to give Dolphin a narrow lead. Dolphin finished the stronger with Eoin Hodkinson scoring a try in the final play of the game. Dolphin continue in 2nd place in their group going into the final game v Bandon on Saturday week.