DOLPHIN 29 UCD 12, Musgrave Park
Scorers: Dolphin: Tries: Barry O'Mahony, Paul Hurley 2, Rory Kenneally; Cons: Barry Keeshan 3; Pen: Barry Keeshan
UCD: Pens: Noel Reid 4
The Cork side, who are back up to fifth in the Division One standings after this result, turned pressure into points as they pulled clear of the students after the break.
Beaten by Cork Constitution last time out, Dave O'Mahony's charges were determined to return to winning ways and they had to do so without two of their big hitters, Munster duo James Coughlan and Nick Williams.
Lowly UCD opened the scoring with a third-minute penalty from teenager Noel Reid but the home side hit the front, six minutes later, when Ireland Club International flanker Barry O'Mahony touched down from close range.
Barry Keeshan missed the conversion and UCD held their own until they were caught napping by a quickly-taken penalty from Gary O'Keeffe.