I'm sure Cork Con doesn’t have a monopoly on warmth and hospitality but they are not far off it, certainly on the reception given to the Lansdowne U10s for their visit to Temple Hill on Saturday 28th January. This was an historic trip as the Lansdowne U10s were the last team to officially use the old dressing rooms before a scheduled demolition and rebuild, beginning on Monday 30th January.
It is also fitting to note that the current Cork Con club house was officially opened back on 26th September 1953 and on that day Cork Con hosted Lansdowne in a curtain raiser for the official opening. The opening and closing chapters in the proud history of the old clubhouse are to be associated with Lansdowne FC.
The ties between these two great clubs go back many years and Sunday's U10 game was but another magnificent chapter in that history of friendship and sportsmanship. The U10s’s game also served as an appetiser for the AIL clash which saw Cork Con edge out Lansdowne in a hard fought contest.
All the boys, coaches and parents want to pay a special tribute to the catering on the day. We were treated to a great Irish stew and though we tried, the recipe remains under key in the Cork Con clubhouse.
As coaches and parents at Lansdowne and Cork Con we are but guardians of a game for a very brief period. There is no doubt that on Saturday’s evidence; the current guardians are carrying the torch in an exemplary fashion.
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