Thursday 18 January 2018

Dolphin pride at ladies' gritty debut

History was made last Sunday as the Dolphin ladies side took on Abbeyfeale at Musgrave Park in the club's first ever competitive women's fixture.
History was made last Sunday as the Dolphin ladies side took on Abbeyfeale at Musgrave Park in the club's first ever competitive women's fixture.

History was made last Sunday as the Dolphin ladies side took on Abbeyfeale at Musgrave Park in the club's first ever competitive women's fixture.

Despite going down 25-6 to their more experienced opposition, the club were delighted with the effort and commitment shown by their side and are confident the Dolphin women's team will continue to grow and improve throughout the season.

Commenting on the match, Dolphin director of rugby Feargus O'Donoghue stated: "As half of our team had not played rugby before, to say our club is extremely proud is a bit of an understatement.

"I would like to thank the referee on the day, Chris Lyons, who played his part in making it a very entertaining and competitive game for both sides.

"Many thanks also to the Munster women's committee and all of the respective clubs in our division (development group 'B') for being so understanding and supportive of the development of women's rugby at Dolphin rugby club," a thrilled O'Donoghue added.

"A special thanks also to Amanda Greensmith, Munster women's development officer, for all her assistance in guiding Dolphin to being the latest team to contribute to the cause of women's rugby."

Irish Independent

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