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Cork City 1 Shamrock Rovers 2

By Owen Thornhill A disappointing week for Cork City losing to Shamrock Rovers at home for the first time in 10 years after being dumped out of the cup by the same team the previous Friday night. City did start brightly though with Ian Turner getting the opening goal with good build up play from Keigan Parker, Daryl Horgan and of course Ian Turner.

First point on the board

by Owen Thornhill CORK City’s first point of the season against last years champions Shamrock Rovers, but 1-0 up and against 10 men for the last 20 minutess a draw felt like a loss. City sat back and let Shamrocks attack, if Cork had put pressure on Shamrocks up the field then it could have been diverted.

Reasons for optimism

by Owen Thornhill Another week and another loss, this time to Drogheda United at home who are tipped for a relegation battle. But a few positives, Cork City have scored two goals, there were nearly 4,000 at the opening game and it was a very entertaining game with good passing football. Cork have been slow out of the blocks but with experienced heads in Dan Murray, Danny Murphy, Colin Healy,

Cork City ready for new season

by Owen Thornhill THE pre-season is now over and in just a few days the new league season starts. Away to UCD may not be the most glamorous game but at least live competitive football will be back. Cork City will go into this league game as favorites but UCD have at times been a bogey team and after a surprising 2-1 defeat at home to SD Galway in a

Cork City 3 – 2 Rockmount, Munster Senior Cup

Owen Thornhill ON a misty night at Rockmount a scrappy opening 20 minutes saw the sides level with a goal a piece following Cork City’s opener from Stephen Kenny on 10 minutes. The home side levelled 10 minutes later, as a free kick into the box was headed home past Kevin Burns. There were only a few more half chances in the first half but neither keeper was seriously threatened.

Soccer Scene – pre-season well underway

by Owen Thornhill PRE-SEASON is well under way for Cork City FC who played Limerick FC in a friendly out in Bishopstown last Saturday. The result was a 2-2 draw with Dan Murray and Shane O’Connor getting Cork City’s goals while City old boy Denis Behan, and Shane Tracy getting Limerick’s goals. Limerick will be a very strong Division One team and big favourites to win the division. Cork won’t

Clonakilty Blackpudding is new Cork City FC sponsor

ONE of West Cork’s best-known brands, Clonakilty Black Pudding has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Cork City FC. The deal will see the Clon company have its distinctive logo displayed on the new Cork City home and away strips. The new jerseys will be unveiled in the coming weeks in advance of the 2012 year Airtricity Premier Division where Cork City FC kick off their campaign away to UCD.