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Civic Reception for St. Vincent's and Glanmire Intermediate Football Teams

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Michael Ahern, and Cork City Council today (Wednesday January 31st 2007) at 7.30 p.m. hosted a Civic Reception in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Cork for the victorious St. Vincent's Intermediate Football Team and their opponents in the Intermediate County Final, Glanmire.

Highlighting the unusual nature of inviting both finalists to the Civic Reception the Lord Mayor explained "That St. Vincent's were the winners is written into the record books and they must be congratulated for their great victory. They represent an area that is very proud of its team and their contribution to the youth of the area has to be recognised as of exceptional benefit to that area. The support of their people is never in question and their win was celebrated in fine style for many a night the North West of this city."

"That Glanmire were runners up will also be written into the record books. Runners-up are often forgotten but your contribution to this exceptional contest will also be written into the history books and built into to the folklore of that great club and I am sure into the folklore of Cork football", he said.

The Lord Mayor highlighted the competitive spirit of both finalists by continuing "Everyone in sport knows that the line between victory and defeat can be very thin indeed and in your case the line was so thin as to be almost invisible. To have two teams that three matches, including extra time, could only separate by a single point gives some idea of the spirit of both teams and the quality of football on display".

The Lord Mayor concluded by indicating his own club allegiance in saying to the players from the victorious St. Vincent's team "I sincerely hope that you will make your mark at Senior Level and I wish you every success, barring beating the Barrs, at that level".

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