Cork City FC are delighted to announce that Darragh Crowley has re-signed with the club for the forthcoming season.
The 22-year-old made 25 league appearances for City last season, and he told CorkCityFC.ie that he was looking forward to being back in the Premier Division: “Last season was great; we set ourselves the aim of getting the club back into the Premier Division, and we achieved that, so it was very pleasing. As a player, it was a very enjoyable season, playing in front of big crowds every week and the support we had, home and away, was brilliant.”
Crowley is one of a number of players at the club making use of the academic partnership between City and UCC, and he spoke about the value of this, saying: “It has been great to be able to combine playing and studying over the last few years. It is important to me to get my education, and the fact that the club has such a great relationship with UCC makes it very easy to combine the two. There is a good atmosphere around the club at the moment, and none of can wait to get back in and start playing games again.”
City boss Colin Healy welcomed the news saying: “Darragh has been a very good player for us since I came in. He’s played in several different positions, and he will always give you everything no matter where you ask him to play. He is another player that has come up through the academy and gone on to be a regular in the side, which is very pleasing for all of us at the club. He’s still young, but he has gained a lot of experience over the last couple of years and he will continue to be an important part of the group..”