UCC Old Boys game- Great weekend instore! (12-03-16)
The UCC Old Boys game is in it’s infancy, for the last number of years, former UCC player and coach, Dan Daly has managed to organise a reunion game for him and his old team mates who played for the college in years previous to play the Bulldogs/J3 in an annual charity game. This game has become a centre point in the the Bulldogs/J3 social calendar.
In the past few years, the idea of the Old Boys game has evolved and grown, with players returning from the UK and beyond for this event. It has started to become our annual reunion and has been aptly coupled with raising money for deserving charities in the Cork area, a way for the Old Boys to give back to the community that gave so much to them in their University days.
This year marks a milestone in the evolution of the Old Boys game with invites being extended to a larger group of players across the globe. The exciting part is that we have players returning from the UK and now the United States. Unfortunately, some former alumni are unable to make it from foreign land but in the future the Old Boys Weekend will be a priority on everyone’s calendar with well wishes from past players based in France, Germany, Cambodia and Australia.
This year’s chosen charity is the very deserving Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club which brings sick children in Cork city hospitals on excursions including a trip to Disneyland. We have created an online donation page for anyone who is willing to support the cause to donate. Excitingly, we have received donations from former players in the US, Madagascar and France so far, with many more due I’m sure. This event will grow year on year and will become a unique reunion within sporting circles in Ireland.
Please feel free to support our charity partner via the link attached and come and enjoy the event on March 12th, with the ladies playing a charity game at 10.30am and the Old Boys challenging the Bulldogs at 12pm, followed by refreshments and the Six Nations internationals in the Pavilion at the Mardyke, Cork.