Cork City FC are delighted to announce that, for the first time, both the club’s men’s and women’s teams will play their first team fixtures in Turner’s Cross Stadium in the 2021 SSE Airtricity League season.
As has been the case for many years, the men’s team will play the majority of their fixtures on Friday nights at 7.45 pm, while the women’s team will play their fixtures at 2 pm on Saturdays.
Commenting on the news, Éanna Buckley, Operations Manager of Cork City FC, said: “The news that our women’s team will play their fixtures at Turner’s Cross is a very positive and welcome development, both for ourselves and for the league as a whole. When we suggested moving the women’s fixtures to Turner’s Cross, the Munster Football Association were very receptive to the idea, and it was simply a case then of working out the logistics. I would like to thank Barry Cotter and his colleagues at the Munster FA for their assistance in making this happen.”
“Turner’s Cross has been synonymous with Cork City FC for many years, and we are delighted that both of our senior teams will now call it home. We all long for the day that fans can return to stadia in their numbers, and I am sure that our wonderful support will be right behind both of the teams as soon as they get the opportunity to do so.”
Welcoming the news, Cork City Women’s manager Rónán Collins said: “This is something that we had been discussing internally for a while, and we are absolutely thrilled at the prospect of playing at Turner’s Cross in the 2021 season. It’s a huge step for the club, women’s football in the area and even the WNL as a whole to be playing in a venue like Turners Cross. The one club mentality at City is really pushing on women’s football and as a club we can be very proud of what we are building. I know it will be a real shot in the arm for the players, and we are very thankful to everyone at the club and the MFA who have made this happen.”
Administrator with the Munster Football Association, Barry Cotter, said: “We are very pleased with this news, which will see the Cork City’s men’s and women’s teams play in Turner’s Cross for the first time. We are very proud that Turner’s Cross is seen as the home of football in Cork, and this reaffirms that once again. We are all now looking forward to the 2021 season, as we welcome Cork City back to Turner’s Cross, and we hope it will not be too long before we can welcome supporters back, and games involving our local leagues here as well.”