The city honoured the achievements of Cork Constitution in 2010, the year which saw them bring both All-Ireland League and Cup to Temple Hill and receive the Club of the Year honour at the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Awards.
In his speech, the Lord Mayor, who is a member of Dolphin Rugby Club, spoke of the admiration he has for the achievements of this famous club.
He spoke of the pride Cork Con bring to the city and the great players they have produced that have represented club, province and country.
He complimented Constitution on their active role in the community and he stressed that the future of our country is our young people and paid special tribute to the extraordinary dedication of Cork Con's underage section.
He concluded by wishing the club every success in the future and said that he was looking forward to seeing everybody on February 19 when Cork Con and Dolphin take to the pitch at Musgrave Park.
Der O'Riordan, Cork Constitution club President, responded by thanking the Lord Mayor and spoke of Cork Con's own history with the office of Lord Mayor.
There are nine Lord Mayors of Cork who were or are members of the club, including Peter Barry, Hugh Coveney, Michael Martin and Deirdre Clune.
Finally, Pat O'Keffee, Cork Con's club President in 2009/10, spoke of the pride and honour of the successes of the season under his tenure.
Meanwhile, back on the pitch this Saturday, Constitution get back to business when they host Old Belvedere at Temple HIll and if it is anything like their first encounter this season in October, it promises to be an exciting encounter.
This is a free weekend for Munster, so Cork Con can expect to have some of the young players who have represented Munster so well in the Heineken Cup and British & Irish Cup back in their ranks.
In keeping with all their home matches in the Ulster Bank League, the club are planning a day long series of events.
The day starts with a mini internal blitz involving some of the underage teams, running up to kick-off and concurrently a matchday lunch will be held in the club function room.
The guest speaker is Simon Coveney, who is taking time out of his busy schedule to enjoy the day at Temple Hill.
Cork Con take on Garryowen in an Under-21 match on the second pitch and an Under-13 game will take place on the first pitch after the main event.
Club members are encouraging families to come along on Saturday and enjoy what the club have to offer on an Ulster Bank League matchday.
Itinerary for the Day -
1pm: Club Fun Blitz
1pm: Matchday Lunch with guest speaker Simon Coveney. For traveling supporters, it should be noted that match entrance and lunch is incorporated in a €20 charge.
2.30pm: Ulster Bank League Match - Cork Constitution v Old Belvedere
2.30pm: Under-21 match
4.30pm: Under-13 match
All of the above are in conjunction with Cork Con's underage director of rugby, the Events Committee, the Family Committee and Communications Group.
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