Don’t forget to pick up a copy of City Edition this Friday night as we prepare to take on Dundalk in the SSE Airtricity League. City’s matchday programme is available from the usual sellers around the ground, the club shop, and in digital form online!
This issue’s big interview is with Dáire O’Connor. He talks with Nevin Power about returning from injury, playing with UCD last season, the jump to professional football with City, and how one of his initial introductions to football was by running onto the pitch during a Kennedy Cup game as a child! “I have vague memories of running across the touchline onto the pitch and having to be dragged off so I suppose I was introduced to football before I was able to make sense of it all!”
John Cotter welcomes tonight’s opposition in “From the Dugout” while there’s news from the Board of Management about the #WinAGaff competition which was launched this week.
Diarmuid Kearney looks at the form of Dundalk ahead of the tie while Michael Hayes looks at the new Unite the Union competition, and more, in “Around the League.”
Dr. Robbie Butler writes about the prevalence of teams from outside the capital throughout the European leagues in “Where Finbarr Taught”. Erika Ní Thuama brings us up to speed in “Around the Club”, profiling the recent Cork City-Ringmahon Rangers friendly in aid of the Zac Higgins Fund, the exploits of City’s amputee football team, and the completion of the Run the Club programme by Nagle Community College Transition Year students.
Sam Boland writes about Soccernomics and football finances in “Fans Forum” and Niamh O’Mahony takes us behind the scenes of the club shop and merchandising operation in “Behind the Scenes.”
As usual, Corky gives a shout out to his friends and the game’s mascots are profiles along with tonight’s half time teams. Val Maguire writes about her trip to Derry in Away Days.
City’s last May 17 fixtures are looked at in “On This Day”, Lee Moore talks to Conor and Ger Kearney in “On The Terraces”. Cáthal Power walks us through VAR in Laws of the Game while “Rebel Army Uniforms” looks at the 2019 Adidas goalkeeper kit.
Rounding it all up, we have news from the City Academy teams and the Cork City Women’s FC teams from Cian McGrath and Chris O’Mahony.
You can read the full interview, and the other great City Edition content by buying a copy on matchnight for €3 or buying a digital copy or subscription here.