His loss will be felt by all who were involved with him in club affairs over many years, we wish to express our sincere sympathy to Stephen, Julie and David, and family members.

Funeral service at St Luke’s Church, Douglas on Friday at noon Cork Constitution meet Dublin University at College Park next Saturday - kick off pm, as Ireland play Australia at Lansdowne Road at 5.30pm.

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Highfield won two Munster Cups in 19, defeating Constitution in the 1968 final under the captaincy of Mick Leahy.

However, they have had a barren period as regards Cup success since then.

ULSTER BANK BATEMAN CUP SEMI-FINALS: Saturday, January 21 OLD BELVEDERE v BALLYNAHINCH, Anglesea Road, 2.30pm CORK CONSTITUTION v BUCCANEERS/CORINTHIANS, Temple Hill, 2.30pm - The final is scheduled for the weekend of April 29/30 The death has occurred unexpectedly of former Cork Constitution President, Brian Ludgate, on 22nd November 2016.

Brian was Cork Constitution President 2008-09, and was a former playing member and team captain.

For many years, there was a great personal link between the clubs, as Trevor West, brother of International referee, John, was a prominent staff member of Trinity.

Trevor and John were, of course, sons of former Midleton College headmaster, Timothy West, who was Cork Constitution President 1939-40.Old Belvedere meet Ballynahinch in the other semi-final, with the Bateman Final set for 29/30 April.Constitution have won the trophy in each of the last four seasons.Garryowen hold the record of successive Cup wins with eight wins in 1889-1896, while Shannon had seven victories in 2001-07.Constitution had early season wins over UL-Bohemian 27-6, and Nenagh Ormond 57-10, to reach the semi-final stage; while Highfield defeated Dolphin 34-22, and received a walk-over from Old Crescent in the second round.Highfield defeated Dolphin 34-22 in the first round, and received a walk-over from Old Crescent in the second round.