Cork City FC has announced two new appointments at the club - a new Commercial Manager and a first ever Head of Women’s Football.
Danny Murphy, who has been the manager of the women’s first team for the last year, is now the Head of Women’s Football at the club. The role, which is a first for the club, includes oversight of all women’s football at Cork City FC, including the first team and academy teams.
Danny is hoping to focus on the academy and bring talented young players through to the top level of the club and beyond. “Megan Connolly and Denise O’Sullivan have shown young girls that they can have a really exciting future in soccer and being part of the women’s squad for the World Cup is inspiring lots of talented young players around Cork city and county to follow their dreams. It’s important to get players involved at a young age and I am looking forward to working with them on their journey to becoming the possible stars of the future.”
Anthony O’Sullivan has been confirmed as the new Commercial Manager, a role that focuses on business development, generating new income streams and managing the relationships with existing sponsors and partners.
Anthony worked for 12 years in recruitment and brings to the role a wealth of experience in commercial relationships with key stakeholders. His initial focus will be developing relationships with potential sponsors for the junior academy and the women’s team. He said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to work with a club I’ve watched for the last 10 years. It’s important for the club, at every level, to establish and maintain relationships with brands which will in turn generate more income for the club. Cork City FC has an exciting offering with something for every business to enjoy such as the match night experiences and the commercial golf day in Fota in August.”
Dermot Usher, owner of Cork City FC, has welcomed the two appointments. “Danny has already made an impact on the women’s team and I am confident that this new role as Head of Women’s Football will bring hugely positive results both on and off the pitch. I am delighted to bring Anthony to the club as he has a lot of experience in developing important relationships within the business community of Cork and I know that he will bring a great energy and enthusiasm to the club.”