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Dolphin RFC

Full name Dolphin Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Branch Munster
Founded 1902
Ground(s) Musgrave Park, Cork (Capacity: 8,000)
President John Sylvestor
Coach(es) Steve Forde
Official website

Dolphin Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club in Cork. It was founded in 1902, by members of Dolphin Swimming Club seeking to find a wintertime activity.They play in Division 1B of the All-Ireland League.

In 2007/08 they finished in their highest ever league position- 6th.

Former Irish Coach, Declan Kidney played for the club in the 1980s and early 90's.

Michael Kiernan, with 43, is the clubs most capped international player. J S McCarthy and Terry Kingston both captained Ireland. Tomás O'Leary was the scrum half on Ireland's 2009 Grandslam winning team. The club's top try scorer in The AIB League & Cup is James Coughlan with 32, Coughlan was captain of the Munster side that beat Australia.

They have been in AIL Division 1A since 2006-07.


  • All Ireland League Division 2 Champions 2003
  • Munster Senior Cup Winners (6): 1921, 1931, 1944–45, 1948 and 1956.
  • Munster Junior Cup (4):1913, 1923, 1926, 1944.
  • Munster Junior Plate: 1985.
  • Munster Under 20 League: 1984.
  • Munster Senior League: (8) 1924, 1926, 1929, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1973 and 1991.

Notable Past Players

The following have represented Ireland at full international level whilst playing with Dolphin;
  • Michael Kiernan (43)
  • Terry Kingston (29)
  • A J F O'Reilly (29) capped also with Old Belvedere + others
  • J S McCarthy (28)
  • Tomás O'Leary (23)
  • John A.O'Meara (22)
  • Phil O'Callaghan (21)
  • Charles J O'Hanrahan (20)
  • Michael Bradley (19)
  • Bertie O'Hanlon (12)
  • Paddy Lawlor (12)
  • Bertie O'Hanlon (12)
  • Fergus Aherne
  • Dave O'Loughlin (6)
  • Maurice Mortell
  • Gerald Reidy (5)
  • Jack Clarke
  • Fred Williamson
  • Ted Ryan
  • Henry Wall (2)
  • Jack Mahony (1)

IRFU Presidents

  • 1955/56 C J Hanrahan
  • 1973/74 I F Mahony
  • 1983/84 G F Reidy

First XV (2011/12)

E. Mills
C. Bohane
H. Flemming
E. Moloney
C. Nolan
B. Keeshan (c, k)
C. Bannan
J. Quill
R. Murphy
D. O'Callaghan
R. O'Herlihy
C. Rowe
C. Condon
N. Scannell
J. Leahy

Current Munster-Contracted Players

Munster Academy Members 2012-13)

External links

  • Dolphin RFC's Official website

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