It was a mixed weekend for our teams on the pitch. Starting Friday, our J2’s played out a great game in very difficult conditions on the main pitch at Musgrave Park. The game finished Dolphin 7-10 Highfield. There are still a few more league games to go for our J2’s with a big one next weekend. More details to follow:
Saturday began with a great turnout for Mini’s training and blitz with Crosshaven despite the blustery conditions:
The U 16 combination of Dolphin/Douglas and Carrigaline put in a great performance against Ennis Red and came away with a 29-10 victory which sees them through to a big semi-final next Saturday. They will take on Sundays Well in the U16 Munster Plate Semi Final in Muskerry at 1.30pm. It would be great to see as many supporters as possible out at this game in Ballyanly.
Unfortunately, our U18’s were comprehensively beaten by a very strong Old Christians team. The boys played right up to the final whistle and never left their heads drop. Coaches were very pleased with their efforts and were very happy for one new addition to the squad who had never picked up a ball two months ago. Clemens played the second half and certainly did not look out of place on the pitch. Well done to the 18’s and keep working hard.
Our 14 game was called off following a walkover given by Charleville.
Our Seniors were in a relegation battle against Nenagh and unfortunately, came out the wrong end of a 22-34 defeat. On another day, with lady luck on our side, we could have had another 3 tries but knock on’s over the try line cost us in the end. Try scorers for Dolphin, Andrew Dorgan, Jussi Viljanen and the 800th AIL Try for Dolphin was scored by Cillian Ansboro. Next up for our Seniors is a trip away to Ballymena next weekend.
Featured in photos, Declan Forrest caught each try, and finally a farewell to John Fitz, hope all goes well in Canada, until we meet again, good luck from all in Dolphin.