In Memoriam: Liam Miller

In September 2015 Cork City FC faced Derry City in a cup replay at Turners Cross. At stake was a place in the FAI Cup Quarter Finals, a mouth-watering prize for the Rebel Army. After a boom-to-bust period, we finally felt we were back in the big time. After pushing for the title until the…

University Life: Noel Healy

Success in Noel Healy’s life has been hard-fought and well won.  A fan favourite in Cork City FC’s formative years, Healy was involved in the Rebel Army’s inaugural league win in 1993, as well as memorable European games like the 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich. Now Healy is overseeing a different challenge, as he guides…

Knock it long?

Out of his hands Randolph hoofs the ball, over and clear of the Germans. Who else lies in wait but workhorse and keen striker Shane Long. It could be a match made in heaven or another sorry tale on a forgetful day… Shane Long takes the ball down, the nation powering him through the German…

CCWFC launch underage academy

Cork City Women’s FC recently launched the under 8,10 and 18 academy for future stars of the Rebel Army at the Spraoi Hope Centre in Montenotte, and the John Birmingham Centre in Glasheen. The initiative, which hopes to build further grassroots ambitions for football in Cork, has coincided with an excellent season for Cork City…

Student Accommodation Booked Out Before CAO Offers

Student accommodation complexes have been fully booked out, despite the majority of college places not being offered until late August. Round 1 CAO offers are not given out until August 21st, but all of the bigger student accommodation options have already been booked. University Hall, Victoria Lodge, Victoria Mills and Castlewhite Apartments, all of which…

Death of a football club?

On the 23rd of November 2009 Gary O’Neil’s late strike gifted Sporting Fingal the much coveted FAI Cup. In a gruelling campaign the east Dublin side overcame Derry City, Shamrock Rovers and Bray Wanderers to reach the final; in a victory which solidified Sporting’s rise to prominence. What was here was an emerging squad; Irish…