Cork Con FC President
A message from the President Jerry Holland
It is an honour and a privilege for me to have been elected President of Cork Constitution for the 2016/2017 Season, the 125th anniversary of the founding of our great club. Cork Constitution Football Club is a Rugby Club with a proud history and tradition which is a great source of pride to all involved.
As part of our 125 year celebration we embarked on a pre season tour to Canada that included visits to St Johns in Newfoundland and also Montreal. The tour party comprised 24 players and 12 club officials and we had two games with some very promising young talent emerging who grasped the opportunity to lay down a marker for the season ahead. It was a highly successful tour and the players really enjoyed the experience and they were wonderful ambassadors for the club.
Last season was a tremendous success both on and off the field culminating in our Senior Team winning the All-Ireland Bateman Cup and Munster Senior Cup Double and our Under 20’s winning the Munster Donal Walsh trophy and the Frazer McMullen. These fantastic achievements do not come without extreme hard work, sacrifice and determination from players and coaches alike which is a credit both to them and the club.
We have set the standard for Youth and Juvenile rugby for many years and I would like to thank the unsung heroes, our coaches and trainers, for all the generous time and effort they put into developing our future players. The care and attention dedicated to teaching our Juveniles on a Saturday morning is a credit to parents and coaches alike, and the contribution our club makes to our local community is often overlooked.
I offer sincere thanks to all of our sponsors and those who support us through advertising and other means, we are really grateful for without your help we would be unable to run our club.
I believe that the more members put into the club, the gains on a social and a personal level are far greater and I would encourage all members to get involved. The club have reinvested significantly in developing the new Clubhouse and upgrading the pitches, with new floodlighting for all three pitches installed this year, this investment in our facilities can only continue with your help.
I would like to wish all the Players, Coaches and Management of all teams from our Under Six Squad up to or our Senior Squad the very best in the coming season. I congratulate our Club Captain Niall Kenneally on his appointment, and wish him every success in the season ahead and look forward to working with him.
We have pride in our reputation for being one of the friendliest clubs in Ireland. Cork Constitution has always been a family Club and I would like to extend a warm welcome to one and all who visit Templehill this season, be it on a match day or not. And I sincerely hope you have an enjoyable experience.