Cork Constitution play their first home game of 2016 at Templehill on Saturday, after their very successful trip to Dublin last Saturday when they eclipsed Terenure College and earning a bonus point in the process.
In the meeting at Anglesea Road in November, Old Belvedere won a narrow victory in a well-contested game 19-17. Constitution won the try count 3-2 on the day, and could have drawn level in the final minutes, but the conversion of Darren Sweetnam’s last minute try was just wide.
Over the years, there have been 16 League matches with Belvo, including the final in 2011 that Belvedere won 20-17 at Donnybrook. In the other 15 matches, Constitution have won 9, to Belvo’s 5, with one drawn in 2013.
Currently, Constitution are 7th in the table, two points behind Belvedere on 23 points, but with the postponed home game with Terenure College in hand – that match is now re-fixed for Templehill on Saturday 13th February, with a 1.00pm kick-off, before the televised France v Ireland Six Nations match in Paris at 3.30pm.
On this weekend also, the Munster Junior Cup gets under way with Constitution plaing Mallow in Templehill on Sunday. And a reminder that the Bateman Cup semi-final against UCD at Belfield, is scheduled for next Saturday week, 16th January.