Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey programme launched

Today, Clonakilty Food Co., home of Clonakilty Sausages and the famous Clonakilty Blackpudding, and Cork City FC announce the launch of their school’s programme Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey, for the second year running.

Centred around supporting young and enthusiastic Cork City FC fans and families in the community, Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey is inviting primary schools across the county to once again be in with a chance to take part in a season-long initiative that will reward and inspire students, their teachers and their parents.

Winning schools will have a special visitor from the Cork City FC senior team who will spend time talking to the children about what it takes to become a double winning professional athlete, the importance of working as a team, core skills to work on if you want to make it to the top and much more. The players will also present a prize to the Clonakilty Take Pride in your Jersey Student of the Month who will not only receive a hamper full of Clonakilty goodies but also a Family Ticket for their family to attend a Cork City FC home match that month.

Cork City FC are also offering €1 Entry Tickets to Turner’s Cross for all the children in the Student of the Month’s class to attend the match.

Upholding traditions and having a strong sense of pride in where they’re from are core values that both Clonakilty Food Co. and Cork City FC share and believe are core to their success. In order to be considered for the programme, schools must enter a competition to design a football jersey for their school to win one of the 20 available places. The jersey should reflect the shared values of Cork City and Clonakilty, demonstrating how tradition is at the heart of their school and why they are proud of where they’re from.

Entries should be submitted by 28th February 2018 and winners will be announced on 7th March 2018.

Karl Sheppard, Striker – Cork City FC: “It is great to see this programme being rolled out again this year. On the back of winning a double, we know people will be looking up to us in terms of being role models for children in Cork. We really did love going into the schools last year and seeing all the young Cork City supporters. The kids will have great fun designing the jerseys and there is no doubt the entries will be better than the jerseys the players here tried designing.”

For more information on how to enter, go to

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