Temple Hill has been buzzing for All-Ireland League weekends this season. Over 1,500 spectators turned out for Cork Constitution’s ‘Jazzy’ clash with Young Munster. This Saturday sees them hosting arch rivals Dolphin and the club will be a hive of activity on the day, says club representative Tony O’Connor.
This coming Saturday, reigning Division 1 champions Cork Constitution face Dolphin in a mouth-watering local derby in the All-Ireland League.
Cork Con, who have a four-point lead at the top of the table, go into this match undefeated in the league, with Dolphin now down to seventh after their third defeat in four games.
It promises to be another great day at Temple Hill following on from the two epic Cork Con v Dolphin encounters last April.
It has been a great start to the season for Cork Con, winning last season’s deferred Cork Charity Cup and following up by retaining it for this season. They beat Dolphin on both occasions.
The 2010/11 campaign is all about family engagement in Cork Con and the club is encouraging families to come along on Saturday and enjoy what Cork Con have to offer on AIL matchday.
This weekend adds another dimension as a ladies committee have been organising a fundraising event for Marymount Hospice, a specialist palliative care unit based at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Cork.
The hospice provides skilled medical, nursing and spiritual care for patients with serious and advanced illness and their families, in addition to a 24-bed in-patient unit. The committee, formed by both clubs, has been working with local businesses to fund raise around this upcoming fixture.
Cork Con had a memorable day when they hosts Young Munster at the Jazz weekend and now they are following up with another itinerary to ensure a great day’s entertainment all round.
The schedule for Saturday include a matchday buffet lunch in the Cork Con bar from 1pm with a guest speaker, a ladies lunch with guest speaker Regina Donnelly – and all proceeds going to Marymount Hospice – underage blitzes running up to kick-off, activities for all family members and Cork Con’s matchday barbeque will also be taken out once again as the weather always seems to be kind for this fixture.
Yet again, supporters of Cork Con and Dolphin can expect to see some top quality fare on the pitch, with number 8 James Coughlan likely to be available for the visitors and recent recruit Ivan Dineen, who scored the clinching try for Munster against Ulster recently, pushing for selection in Brian Walsh’s starting line-up.
So if you are in Cork on Saturday and you’re not travelling to the Ireland v Samoa game, get down your local club and give them your support!
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