City Edition is back this Easter Monday as City prepare to take on Sligo Rovers. In this issue, City-newcomer Garry Comerford talks with Nevin Power about his early days in football, how a chance-encounter in a gym led to him playing in the AUL upon moving to Cork, and how he sees City’s season shaping up.
John Caulfield talks about the work being done by his squad to turn results around. The Board of Management flag an upcoming supporters survey and address the banner incident at the St. Pat’s home fixture.
Diarmuid Kearney previews Sligo in Opposition Focus, Dylan O’Connell looks back at the Sean Cox benefit match in the Aviva and rounds up the most important league news in Talking Points. Niamh O’Mahony gives an insight into the organisation of the FORAS annual AGM in Behind the Scenes while Cáthal Power looks at some new rules to be brought into the game, including the opening toss for kick-off, this summer in Laws of the Game.
Chris O’Mahony updates us on the women’s team, profiling City’s 3-1 win in the Women’s National League over DLR Waves last weekend. Cian McGrath rounds up all of our academy (@CorkCityFCAcad) action and Doug Lucey profiles Carrigaline United, tonight’s half time team.
Lee Moore catches up with fans on the terraces and Rebel Army Uniforms looks at City’s 1991 Adidas away jersey. @CorkCityOTD looks at prior City fixtures on April 22. We also have a mascot profile and Corky says hello to his fans too!
“You look around the dressing room here and see lads who’ve done it all and who’ve been in this league a while,” says Garry. “The likes of Shepp, Benno, etc. They know what it takes to get out of a slump like this. Granted, other teams might think we’ll be a little easier to play against but teams always raise their game when playing City. I saw that last year with Waterford. It was always far easier to get yourself going for a game against City than it was for a game against Dundalk, Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, or any of the other teams really. I think people don’t like seeing Cork City doing well, and they’ll really fight against City whereas, last year, teams were practically defeating themselves before playing Dundalk, who were City’s main rivals.”