28 December, 2010

Deserved trip for footballers of Cork to Cape Town

2010 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Champions: CORK depart from Heathrow Airport tonight for a well earned two-and-a-half week break in Cape Town, South Africa. There will be a travelling party of 80 tonight, including wives/girlfriends and partners. A few players will have to miss the holiday however due to work commitments. It is the third time such a trip has been taken by the Cork footballers. However, on the previous two ocassions (2007 and '09), Cork were coming off the back of losing All-Ireland Finals, which certainly took the gloss off of festivities.
The squad will visit Robben Island (pictured below) and Table Mountain, with plenty of challenging golf courses to work on the handicap. The more adventurous might try deep sea-diving.
The squad returns home on January 14th and resume training immediately ahead of the defence of their National League Title against old-rivals Kerry in Killarney in February. The players have done their own training the last number of weeks, with some playing basketball and others boxing to keep up their cardio. Squad training is banned by the GAA in November & December.

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