Dolphin awarded points in Young Munster AIL appeal

Colm Kinsella

Reporter:

Colm Kinsella

This is another busy period for domestic rugby fixtures
AN IRFU Appeal Panel has ruled that Dolphin RFC be awarded four match points following the failure by Young Munster to fulfil their fixture with the Cork side at Musgrave Park in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on Saturday, February 1.

AN IRFU Appeal Panel has ruled that Dolphin RFC be awarded four match points following the failure by Young Munster to fulfil their fixture with the Cork side at Musgrave Park in Ulster Bank League Division 1A on Saturday, February 1.

Originally, Dolphin were awarded the four League points on offer for that February 1 game, while Young Munster were deducted two League points and fined $2,500 by the IRFU.

Munsters’ insisted that safety concerns they had due to very strong winds they experienced travelling to Cork was the reason they had been unable to play the game. The Clifford Park side then appealed that original decision.

Following the decision of the IRFU Appeal Panel, the Division 1A table has been adjusted accordingly, with the awarding of four points seeing eight-placed Dolphin join Young Munster (seventh) and St. Mary’s College (sixth) on 31 points each.

Young Munster host sixth-placed St Mary’s College at Clifford Park this Saturday, March 29 at 2.30pm.