The difference at playing Division 1A and 2B of the Ulster Bank League was evident at Musgrave Park as Dolphin won their twentieth Cork Charity Cup title with a comprehensive victory over Highfield.
Playing with the advantage of the strong wind in the opening half, Dolphin built up an 18-0 interval lead. Skipper Barry Keeshan opened the scoring with a drop goal after seventeen minutes.
Tries in a four minute burst on the half hour mark from John Quill and Niall Walley ended this game as a contest as a conversion and penalty by Keeshan ensured a comfortable half time lead.
Highfield enjoyed plenty of possession territorially but were unable to breach a solid Dolphin defence.
Keeshan extended Dolphin's advantage with a penalty after fifty six minutes in their first attack of the second half and then three minutes from time Steve Collins got in for a try in the corner and Keeshan converted.
Dolphin: N Walley; B O'Rahilly, C Bohane, J O'Flynn, W Devane; B Keeshan, C Bannon; G Duffy, N Scannell, J Cronin; C Rowe, K O'Dwyer; R O'Herlihy, J Quill, R Murphy.
Replacements: J Leahy, J Clery, P Murphy, L Coughlan, E O'Shaughnessy, S Collins, H Fleming.
Highfield: J Sheehan; K Moloney, B O'Hea, C Mahony, P Stack; R Jacobs, K Foyle; J Carton, D O'Hea, J O'Callaghan; M Dillane, F O'Sullivan; C Tuohy, R Duggan, M Power.
Replacements: D O'Callaghan, R Lankford, D Lucey, G French, M O'Driscoll, J Sheehan.
Referee: W O'Connor (M.A.R.)
Shannon 13, Young Munster 25.
Young Munster made it three successive Limerick Charity Cup titles with a comprehensive victory over a young Shannon side at Dooradoyle.
Shannon made the better start and opened the scoring with a try from Emmet McLoughlin which Tadhg Bennett converted after seven minutes.
Tries from Sean Duggan and Aaron Carroll and a conversion and penalty by Willie Staunton had the holders 15-7 ahead at the interval.
A third try for the Cookies from substitute Darragh Payne on sixty minutes which Staunton converted ended Shannon's hopes of silverware.
Staunton added another penalty for the winners and Shannon's reply were two penalties from Bennett.
Shannon: G Quinn-McDonogh; R Mullane, M Lawler, A Spring, D O'Donovan; T Bennett, A Bennie; L Hogan, J Deegan, K O'Neill; K Hanley, D Heffernan; E McLoughlin, J Murphy, J Sheerin.
Replacements Used: J Randles, G McNamara, L Mullane, S McNamara.
Young Munster: M Costello; C O'Hanlon, M Doyle, A Burke, A Carroll; W Staunton, B Haugh; G Flaherty, G Burke, H McGrath; S O'Neill, S Duggan; J Moroney, J O'Neill, N Melbourne.
Replacements Used: G Slattery, D Murphy, D Payne, S Hassett, D O'Neill, D Bannon.
Referee: J Quinn (M.A.R.)
Cork Charity Cup: Dolphin 28, Highfield 0;
Limerick Charity Cup: Shannon 13, Young Munster 25;
Kidney Cup: Crescent Comprehensive 35, Castletroy College5;
Schools Senior Friendly: C.B.C 13, P.B.C. 8;