UCD 23 Dolphin 28, Belfiel*
Dolphin had a little help from their Munster contracted players as they held off a late surge from UCD at Belfield.
The Cork side took the spoils with provincial duo James Coughlan (2) and Tomas O'Leary both touching down.
A Kevin Croke try and two Killian Lett penalties had the students 11-10 in front at half-time but Dolphin were 25-11 ahead by the hour mark.
Centre Eric Moloney was the visitors' other try scorer and despite late scores from Cian Aherne and Vasily Artemiev, there was no denying Dolphin.