Grim defeat to Dolphin in Cork

November 7, 2018

The general feeling among supporters after our Ulster Bank League game last Saturday was disbelief and disgust. After leading by 20-7 following a converted try from Mark Doyle, the loyal faithful that travelled to Musgrave Park would have been forgiven for thinking after 50 minutes that we were surely taking home the points. This was not to be so, as the final half hour of play proved controversial and costly as we left a game behind us at this important midway stage in the league.
Dolphin were awarded two penalty tries in the game by referee Brian McNeice, and after he handed Liam Og Murphy a yellow card, Dolphin got in for another two tries to take the win and maximum points. We had to settle for the losing bonus point and now slip to fourth place in the league table, four points off pole position.

Final score: Dolphin 26 – 20 Young Munster

Young Munster team: Matthew Costelloe, Mark Doyle, Mike Kelliher, Andrew Burke, Aaron Carroll, Willie Staunton, Mike Prendergast. Ger Flaherty, Ger Slattery, Alan Cotter, Sean Duggan, Shane O’Neill (Capt.), Liam Og Murphy, James O’Neill, Neville Melbourne.
Replacements: Ger Bourke, Hugh McGrath, John Moroney, Brian Haugh, Craig O’Hanlon.

Young Munster scorers: Tries: Ger Flaherty, Mark Doyle; Cons: Willie Staunton 2; Pens: Willie Staunton 2