It’s a term too frequently used these days but in some cases it is merited and one has no problem with it.
He is a giant in Cork and GAA circles and is celebrating 43 years of voluntary involvement with the Cork and UCC hurling and football teams this year.
Dr Con’s interest in sport comes from his famous father Weeshie Murphy, who won an All-Ireland medal with the Cork football team in 1945 and later served as chairman of the Cork and Munster GAA Council.
He has been a great friend and confidant to multiple Cork players and UCC students over the years and it is only right and fitting that on Saturday night in the City Hall he will be honoured by his countless friends from all walks of life for his involvement and his deep affection for all things Cork GAA.
The event is the brainchild of Cairde Chorcaí, the organisation set up by a number of former players and those associated with past Cork teams and its aim is to raise funds to support all Cork teams.
Part of the proceeds from tonight’s gala event will go too to local charities.
Cork football legend Billy Morgan has soldiered for many a long day with Con and he’s equally praiseworthy in his tribute to him.
“We have been friends for life and that is something that I can treasure and this event is well-deserved.’’