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As a football club owned by its supporters, Cork City FC is actively involved in many events and activities around the city and county. Below we include details of all the latest Community News.

December 12th, 2016: The FAI Cup visits Everton AFC

“On behalf of Everton AFC, I want to thank you all for your contribution to making our Schoolboy Christmas party a hugely successful day.  The arrival of both Chedozie and Seanie with the cup and of course Corky,added superbly to the event.  Both players are a credit to Cork City FC.

Again I wish to thank you,
Wishing everyone at Cork City a very happy Christmas and much more success in 2017.

Yours in football” – Paul Lynch, Hon. Secretary

 

December 6th, 2016:  The FAI Cup visits Blarney Street CBS.

“Please pass on my thanks to Garry Buckley & John Kav for their visit today to Blarney Street. They stayed for about an hour and endured a rather intensive Q&A from the boys.

It was great to hear them speak with pride about the club and their fellow players. They gave the lads tips on training, dedication and nutrition and I think they enjoyed themselves too” – Tara O’Donovan, Blarney Street

 

October 23,2016: John Dunleavy drops in on Carragaline United Football for All’s Regional Blitz at Ballea Park on Saturday October 22nd.

“On behalf of Carrigaline United Football for All, I would like to thank John for attending our Regional Blitz at Ballea Park today. He was excellent with all the players and is a great ambassador for the Club. He didn’t hesitate in standing in for photos for his many fans on the day.

Best Regards” – Brian O’Shea

 

September 11, 2016: Mallow Town visit Turner’s Cross for the Bray Wanderers game (August 30th 2016)

“On behalf of myself and Mallow Town FC I would like to thank you for the hospitality Cork City FC showed us for our visit to Turners cross for the Cork City V Bray match.  All the kids had a great night and ye couldn’t have done enough for us on the night. Wishing you and Cork City FC all the best for the rest of the season and I am sure that you will have a few more fans attending after the great night we had.

Kind Regards” – David Howell

 

August 20, 2016: Mallow United visit Turner’s Cross for the Bohemians game (August 12th 2016)

“Good afternoon

On behalf of myself and Sean (and I’m sure it goes for the Mallow United Club also) we would like to thank you most sincerely for last Friday night. The boys had a fabulous time and I can imagine hoping that someday they may also play for Cork City.

The event was very well organised and we were treated very well indeed.

Again well done to the organisers and all involved.

Regards” – Jacqui

 

August 6, 2016: Letter from Cork County Council regarding BK Häcken victory

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June 26, 2016: From Glasheen Cork City Supporters Club

“Thanks very much for all the support and the tickets this year. All of the boys and staff here at Glasheen really appreciate the work and help Cork City FC and you have done for the lads getting down to Turner’s Cross on Fridays.

The Cork City gifts and items you gave us really encouraged more lads to come along, and I know that stuff isn’t free, so thank you for that.

We are all planning on going to the Europa game in the cross but will be on school holidays so we will be going on our own accord. Similarly more and more lads here are season ticket holders and others have planned to attend some summer matches.

I will contact you again in late August/early September as we would like to keep up the Cork City supporters club from Glasheen.

Wishing you all the best from everyone here in Glasheen,

Best Wishes and thanks again” – John McLoughlin Glasheen Boys

 

June 9, 2016: Killarney Celtic visit Turner’s Cross for the Dundalk game

Video of Killarney Celtic’s day out to Turner’s Cross

“I just wanted to express our thanks to you, Pat, John & everyone at Cork City FC.  As always the hospitality in the family enclosure was outstanding.  Our players were amazed at the crowd that were at the match and they truly enjoyed playing at half time.  The players were great at the end of the match as they signed all our players autograph books and stood for photos.  Over the last 3 years any time we have either played at half time or gone to watch a game Cork City FC have always won.

We really appreciate you giving our team the opportunity to play at half time.  We would like to wish Cork City FC, John Caulfield & the players all the best for the rest of the season.

Many thanks” – Jane & all at Killarney Celtic Football For All

 

“Killarney Celtic Football For All were magnificently hosted by Cork City at Turner’s Cross for their vital league clash with rivals and Airtricity League leaders Dundalk, with Cork City taking the honours 1-0 in a fantastic game. Cork City simply could not be praised enough for their wonderful hospitality in the family enclosure, with supporters of both teams making them feel hugely welcome and giving warm applause when FFA took to the field at half-time. Among the hundreds of people who were so kind to Celtic on the night were Corky the Cork City mascot and manager John Caulfield and his players, who gave freely of their time signing autographs and posing for selfies afterwards. A big thank you to everyone at Cork City and all the Dundalk supporters for an absolutely fantastic occasion that our young members loved.” – Killarney Celtic Facebook page

 

June 3, 2016: Ardfield FC pay a visit to Turner’s Cross (taken from Ardfield and Rathbarry Community Newsletter)

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June 2, 2016: Lyre Soccer Club are welcomed to Turner’s Cross

“Hi Éanna, just a few lines to say Thank you so much for everything you guys did for Lyre soccer club when we went to the game vs. Derry. The children loved the experience once again… and so did the adults. And, of course, Cork City won near the end (just like when we went last year, seems to have become a pattern of our visits).

All the best” – Pablo Alvarez (on behalf of Lyre Soccer Club)

May 26, 2016: Bantry Bay Rovers visit Turner’s Cross

“Hi All at Cork City FC,
Just a big thank you to all, for allowing our underage Bantry Bay Rovers U9/8 and Girls team to play during the interval at the Cork City FC vs Shamrock Rovers game on the 25th of April.

As usual, the hospitality at Turner’s Cross is second to none; every person within the club treats all whom they encounter with the greatest respect and endeavours to make a memorable night for all concerned.  Their love and pride for the club shines through in everything they say and do.

My phone today, the day after, has been hopping with Thank You’s, their child had their greatest night ever.  I cannot take credit for any for that; Cork City FC made a memorable night for 36 children whom I’m sure will come back at some stage to watch the entertaining football played and witness the immense passion displayed by staff and fans alike.

All children that attended were accompanied by their siblings and parents.  Many parents said the atmosphere was unbelievable, how safe they felt within the confines at Turners Cross, that it offered value for money, easy parking & accessibility and that they would certainly come along again.

The evening could not have gone better with a goal by Steven Beattie in under 26 seconds and then another in the 13th minute by Karl Sheppard, with the band and crowd now at fever pitch, smiling faces everywhere ( obviously except on the Shamrock Rovers Fans), it was truly an honour to be involved in such a momentous and happy occasion.

We would like to wish all at Cork City FC the very best of luck and thank you once again for such a fantastic evening

From us all at Bantry Bay Rovers, a very big thumbs up

Cork City FC are Magic on and off the pitch.” – Mark Gaffney, Youth Development Officer

March 2016: Lord Mayor recognises CCFC’s community work

September 2015: Nagle Academy Gets Ready for Kick Off

August 2015:  Cork City FC  & Electric Cork contribute to Ethiopia Deaf Project

“In early June you great donated ( from the Store in Douglas)a Cork City Jersey to “The Ethiopia Deaf Project” this was to be raffled at their Charity Cycle which was held on Sunday the 26th June.

The cycle was a great success with almost €7000 raised.

I delayed in sending my Thanks to you as I wanted to be able to include photos to show you exactly where the money raised went.  As you may be aware the Ethiopia Deaf Project built a school for deaf children in Ambo Ethiopia and is now actively involved in ensuring the success of the school.

The money raised was used to start the build of a much needed new classroom for the new children starting in Sept.

I am glad to be able to say the build is on schedule and will be ready for the new school year, which begins in Ambo, Ethiopia the end of Sept.

Therefore on behalf of the Ambo school for Deaf children in Ethiopia, I extend a huge heartfelt “Thank You”.

If you would like further information on the Project, which by the by is 100% voluntary do not hesitate to contact me.”

Kindest regards,
Miriam
Vice Chairperson

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July 2015: Danny Morrissey attends Corkage Soccerthon

June 2015: City Duo Attend Cork Football For All Forum Launch

May 15th, 2015: City Boss Attends Bandon AFC Awards Night

April 30, 2015: City Duo Take Park in Cork SportsAbility Day

April 30, 2015: Clonmel Town visit Turner’s Cross

“I am writing to you and your Cork City team in a number of capacities but in all respects to show my appreciation for your hospitality last week at the Dundalk game and the wonderful memories you gave to the people of Clonmel.
I attended the match as a former player, a fan, parent and coach of one of the mini game players, parent of a teenager who goes to the Shed with his pals and one of 70 club members from Clonmel Town who were invited to the game.
It was a truly marvellous occasion for us all and I have been asked on many occasions by parents to thank you, and I have received enquiries about how these people can attend future matches which is the real proof that you are all doing such a good job.
Cork City is always really true to my heart as a club and I was so proud to have brought so many for the first time visit and as always Turners Cross did not disappoint despite not winning the game.
I have to pay particular mention to John Kennedy who puts in such a huge effort to the Family Enclosure. To hear our kids repeating his songs on the way home on the bus shows he has left an experience with those boys they will never forget. Can you kindly pass my regards and thanks to John Kennedy, Pat and his team in the Family Enclosure.
It is little wonder that there is such press coverage this week about attendances and in particular Cork City and how other clubs need to improve their marketing. I could not agree more that Cork City is the best supported club in the country and attending the Cross with 3 young kids and their pals over the last few years I have witnessed the fact that you all have turned attending matches in to a social and family friendly occasion. This has taken huge time, effort, dedication and passion and you all deserve great credit.
Again many thanks for all your help.” – Stephen Napier, Clonmel Town

April 29th, 2015: Kind words from Rockmount AFC

“Just a quick word of thanks for having our young lads at Turner’s Cross for the halftime games last week. They all enjoyed it immensely and were made feel very welcome by John and the rest of the Family Enclosure. For many of them it was their first time at the Cross and I’m sure a lot of them will be back soon.” – Jim O’Brien, secretary of Rockmount AFC

April 6, 2015: Dunleavy visits Leeside AFC

April 6, 2015: Kind words from Bandon AFC, Dingle Bay Rovers Juniors, Ballinhassig AFC and Avondale United.

“On behalf of Bandon AFC, we are greatly thankful for Cork City FC for having Bandon U12 girls at the Cross for a great game. We couldn’t ask for a better experience in the Family Enclosure to mind the girls. I know the girls really enjoyed it and so did I – better than a night’s training, they said!” – Aine O’Donovan, Bandon AFC

“The team were over the moon with the game against Limerick. The atmosphere was electric and all we were asked on the way home was when are we going again! They got to see 5 goals and the fact that the two Dennehy brothers scored 2 each made a huge difference.” – Damien Foley, Dingle Bay Rovers Juniors

“On behalf of all at Ballinhassig AFC, but especially our U13 boys coaches and managers, we can’t thank you enough for our visit to Turner’s Cross. It was brilliant, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. They were made feel welcome from start to finish. John Kennedy was great to them and the supporters made them feel so welcome handing them all flags…a really great night.” – Marie O’Leary, Ballinhassig AFC

A belated email to say thank you for facilitating our recent half time appearance at the City v Limerick game at Turner’s Cross.  The lads thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and will remember their first game on the hallowed turf for sure!  The result, and 5 goals on the night, were a bonus and a great start to the season too.” – Frank Ahern, Aidan Scally, Stephen McCarthy, Avondale United U12

Oct 7, 2014: City duo head west to Bantry

Though September was a busy month for everyone on and off the field at Cork City FC, manager John Caulfield and first team coach John Cotter (the two JCs!) still made time to head west and enjoy a coaching session with players from Bantry Community College… More

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Sept 23, 2014: Kind words from Bantry Bay Rovers

Just a Hi & Thank You to all at Cork City FC.

We also wish to congratulate you all on another marvellous season, our underage has witnessed first-hand some memorable evenings at Turners Cross, (and) you have created some real fans down in West Cork.

Our underage season got back in action last week after the summer break and the chat in the car park was of how great the evening was back April when our underage played at half time during the Sligo Rovers match on the 11th.

There was a lot of pride that evening; pride within our club, the players and parents and our pride to be associated with Cork City FC.

We were welcomed so well, from flags to wave and a treat for the children, the band in the Family Enclosure banging away, enthusiastic singing staff leading the chants, Corky coming to shake your hand, even the security staff smile.  Cork City Fc you are the most hospitable club in the land as we have always witnessed.

These evenings and opportunities you offer us and our underage are an experience that not only will be remembered for years to come, it also encourages and develops our players, gels the teams, build confidence and self-esteem and encourage community spirit with our club.

Turners Cross is a safe, easy to access friendly affordable place, where you can take your family and watch an entertaining game of soccer, we would certainly recommend the trip up to anyone.

The Comments last week in the car park at our ground in Kealkil was “electric atmosphere, friendly people everywhere, they really looked after the kids”, and words from an under 9  “it was class, best night ever.”

This was a first time experience for many parents and children alike and their visit to Turners Cross was such a thrilling one that they have returned several times since, and we encourage their support, and it’s great to see Cork City FC car stickers travelling the roads of West Cork.

From our underage and Club, as we embark on another new and exciting season we hope this season goes as well as yours has done, Mr John Caulfield and his players have played some fine football and they have had such a positive effect on our up and coming youngsters you have all been great role models for the sport.

We hope to produce many more Conor Ellis’s within the future and hope some were on display that evening. Our ethos is to enjoy and have fun, all are welcomed and positively encoraged.

Next year being our 25th Anniversary of soccer played in Bantry, during the years we can say 2014 was one of the years we will remember with pride thanks to you all at Cork City FC.

Wishing you every success in the remaining matches,

We at Bantry Bay Rovers will  always be supporting and cheering you on with “City, Dun Dun Dun”  still ringing in our ears we wish you all the best of luck.

From us all at Bantry Bay Rovers,
“A big thank you from a little club in West Cork”

Mark Gaffney (Club Underage Officer)
Danny Peters (Chairperson)

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Sept 17, 2014: A lovely Thank You from Ballincollig

John,

I’m emailing you to thank you and your colleagues in Cork City FC for the generous hospitality that you have shown two groups of young people from Ballincollig Garda Youth Diversion Project during the summer. The way these young people were treated by the Club at the Drogheda United and UCD games is something that they will never forget and is all that they can still talk about now after their return to our regular activities.

I believe that the it is this type of interaction with the community that makes Cork City such a unique and well supported family oriented club. Many of the members who attended these two games have since returned to Turner’s Cross on more than one occasion with their families, which highlights the benefit that such hospitality has for all parties concerned.

So on behalf of all the young members, volunteers and staff of Ballincollig Garda Youth Diversion Project, I’d like to once more thank you and Cork City for the warm welcome and exciting experience that we received from your wonderful set up!

Ailbe Coleman, Youth Justice Worker (ESF), BAP Garda Youth Diversion Project, Foróige

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Sept 7, 2014: Fans enjoy Club Shop Open Day

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Summer 2014: Kind words from Carrigaline United

On behalf of Carrigaline United, we would like to thank the club for hosting our Academy at half time in the Cork City vs Bray Wanderers match. The kids were delighted and really excited about the whole set up. May we also commend the way the evening was organised right from the very start. Once again a big thank you from all at the club and we wish City the very best for the rest of the season.

Tomas (Mossy) Coughlan, Carrigaline United

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October 2013: A fantastic Thank You letter from Chernobyl children international

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October 2013: A visit from across the water leaves a long-lasting impression