Cork City F.C.

The Cork City Football Club (Irish Cumann Peile Chat Hair Chorcaigh ) is an Irish football club was established in 1984 from Cork. Cork City is currently playing in the Premier League, the highest Irish league.


The history of professional football in the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland is rich in national successes, but also because of the numerous name changes, bankruptcies and start-ups very confusing.

After 1976, the Cork Hibernians, 1979 Cork Celtic and Cork 1982 United had dissolved, the city in professional football was suddenly no longer represented. For this reason, the Cork City FC was founded in 1984 and was added immediately into the highest Irish League, the League of Ireland.

In the season 1938/39, a club of the same name already had fought as a direct descendant of the Cork Football Club or the Fordsons FC United in the top division for points. The association, however, was renamed a year later in Cork United.

In the first years of the new Cork City FC had little success. So in the season of 1985/86 did not manage a single win at home and the relegation to the First Division said second league could only be avoided by a better goal difference a goal for Shelbourne FC. A first major success in 1988 was the first of three wins so far (1988, 1995, 1999 ) in the League Cup the League of Ireland. Then it went up sporty. 1991-1994 was one of Cork City each of the top three Irish teams in 1993, the club was first champion and reached in the sequence, the first main round of the European Cup. It was first played in the qualifying round against the Welsh team Cwmbran Town. While they lost the first leg 3-2 gates, the return game was won in the home stadium 2-1. Due to the away goals rule reached Cork City FC 4:4 gates the first main round. There, the CCFC played against Turkish giants Galatasaray. The game in Istanbul was lost 2-1 in the return leg, there was a 1-0 defeat. 1998 succeeded in winning the Irish Cup in two finals against Shelbourne FC. 2007 could be repeated the triumph with a 1-0 victory against Longford Town.

After Ireland was adapted in 2003 to host the championship time of the calendar year, was runner- Cork City in 2004 and 2005 could win the league title again.

With Roy O'Donovan is Cork 's most expensive transfer in the history of exchange Eircomleague. The young striker talent joined us in 2007 for € 500,000 to the English first division club FC Sunderland.

On 1 November 2008, the club was able to prevail in a thrilling final of the Setanta Sports Cup against Glentorane 2-1 in after Cork City was still at half-time 0-1 behind.


  • Irish Masters ( 2) 1992/93, 2005
  • Cup Winners of the Republic of Ireland ( 2) 1998, 2007
  • Irish League Cup Winners ( 3) 1987/88, 1994/95, 1998/99
  • Setanta Sports Cup ( 1) 2008