Cork City FC are delighted to announce that Cathal O’Sullivan has signed a long-term contract with the club, to the end of the 2025 season.
The 16-year-old made his return from a long-term injury last weekend for City’s Under 17s against Waterford, and has also been training with the first team squad in recent weeks.
Speaking after signing his first professional contract, Cathal told CorkCityFC.ie: “I’m absolutely thrilled to sign my first professional contract with the club. I was delighted to get back to playing last weekend after a long time out, and I’m really enjoying it. I would like to thank all of my coaches who have helped me along the way at schoolboys level. Since I came in to Cork City, I would like to thank my managers Greg Yelverton, Stephen Bermingham and Dave Moore, as well as all of the coaches. I know I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, but I am delighted with the opportunity and really looking forward to it.
City’s Head of Academy Liam Kearney welcomed the news, saying: “I am delighted that we have got this deal done; Cathal is one of the most naturally talented players we have had in our academy. We feel that Cathal has huge potential, so we are very pleased that he has committed himself to the club on a long-term contract. He has worked very hard to come back from a long-term injury and he is nearly back to full fitness. Now that he is back playing, we look forward to working with him and aiding his development to help him become the player we know he can be.”