This season will be remembered most for the club’s enthralling UEFA Intertoto Cup run, which saw Cork City within a single goal of reaching the semi-final stages. Unfortunately, that vital goal went to Nantes Atlantique at Turners Cross and secured a 1:1 draw for the French side. Had City forced home that score, 2:0 would have seen them through on away goals. Nevertheless there was huge consolation to be taken from the previous rounds and victories over Swedish side Malmo FF (3:1 and 1:0) and Dutch outfit NEC Nijmegen (1:0 and 0:0).
On the home front, indifferent form was finally shaken off when a late twelve-game unbeaten surge brought City to the final match with an outside chance of the title. Unfortunately, it was not to be and the club had to settle for runners-up spot. The most disappointing aspect of the season was the opening round FAI Cup defeat at UCD. The Munster Senior up was claimed yet again with a 2:0 win over Tipperary side Carrick United at Ozier Park in Waterford.
League of Ireland Premier Division 2004
|8||St. Patrick's Athletic||36||11||9||16||38||49||-11||42|
|10||Dublin City (R)||36||6||7||23||39||69||-30||25|