Cork City FC is delighted to confirm that Colin Healy and Danny Murphy will remain in their respective positions as Men’s and Women’s First Team Manager for the 2023 season.
Colin Healy took over as interim manager at the end of the 2020 season, taking permanent charge ahead of the 2021 season and guided the team to a first place finish in the League of Ireland First Division.
Danny returned to the club to take over the women’s side midway through the 2022 season. His team finished the season last Saturday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Treaty United.
Speaking today, Colin said: “I am pleased to have things confirmed and to be staying on as manager. Last season was very enjoyable, and the support we got from the fans throughout the season was incredible. We had some brilliant crowds at our home games and great support on the road as well, and we want them all right behind us again next year. We are all in it together, so the backing of the fans will be as important as ever next season.”
“Over the last two years, we have all worked very hard to bring this club back to where we feel it belongs, and next season will be a new challenge; one we are looking forward to. I look forward to working with players and staff to build on what we have achieved this year,” Colin added.
Chairman Declan Carey said: “The work Colin and his staff have done to bring the club back to the Premier Division is highly admirable and we’re immensely proud of everything we achieved in 2022. All eyes now point to 2023 and we will ensure we support Colin in what will be a challenging but exciting return to the top flight.”
Speaking today, Danny Murphy said: “I’m delighted to be staying on and very happy with the direction that the club envision the women’s team going. We have a clear plan and we are all working together as one club to achieve it. There are lots of good things happening on and off the pitch.
“On the pitch, I think we have shown that we have some real quality in this squad and we should be achieving more then we have. We also have some really exciting prospects coming through our academy teams. As a staff and players, we know that Cork City should always be challenging and we are fully focused on competing in the top half of the table next year.”
“Off the pitch, I am excited about the growth of the women’s game in Ireland and I would ask fans of the club and the wider Cork public to support the women’s team. We are looking for sponsors and partners to help us grow and what greater time to get involved than a World Cup year,” he added.
Chairman Declan Carey said: “We are delighted with the job Danny has done so far. The team has consistently improved as the season went on and were very unlucky to not finish the season with a higher points total and overall position. We’ve sat down with Danny many times since he’s come in and he has excellent long-term strategic ideas to help progress the women’s teams within the club. Plans are already in place for 2023 and we’re all excited to see the team Danny assembles for the start of the season next Spring.”
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