Cork City return to Só Hotels Women’s National League action this weekend as they host Limerick FC in a Munster Derby this Sunday at Bishopstown with a 2pm kick off.
City will hope to return from the break with a win against Limerick who they had a tight win against in their previous meeting in April winning 1-0 thanks to a late Christina Dring goal. Cork City manager Rónán Collins spoke on the clash against Limerick: “The girls are refreshed after the break. They’ve worked really hard in training and we are raring to go. Munster derby’s are big occasions. We’ve had the better of them over the last while so Limerick will definitely be motivated to change that. We have to be sharp and on top of our game to not let that happen. The weathers been much hotter so we’ve got to control that come the weekend.”
He continued: “We have Eadaoin, Abby and Saoirse back with us this weekend which is a great boost. Sarah Jones also comes into the squad for her first game, she will be a real asset over the remainder of the season. Our earlier game against Limerick was a tight affair they were very compact and hard to break down, they attack with real pace. We expect more of the same.”
Cork City player Rachel O’Regan spoke on the game this weekend and her time so far with Cork City: “We’ve all been working hard in training this week and now we have to bring that tempo and intensity into the game on Sunday we haven’t had a lot of luck the past few weeks but we’re heading in the right direction and hopefully all our hard work will pay off on Sunday. I’m really enjoying my time at CCFC the club is progressing each year and the management is really helping us all develop both individually and as a team which is very important.”
Cork City will be without Lauren Egbuloniu and Savannah McCarthy through injury.
Injured: Lauren Egbuloniu, Savannah McCarthy
Absent: Liz O’Connor, Maria O’Sullivan, Eve Badana, Stacey Paul O’Regan, Danielle Burke