At Last Silverware For Cork City

Congratulations To Cork City FC

Was it a steal and did the best team lose?

Two questions that won't matter to Cork City fans but the mere fact City hung in under mounting first half pressure was the real reason they were able to pounce in the dying embers of a pulsating 2016 FA Cup Final and in extra time.

The scoreline now recorded is Cork City 1  Dundalk  0

John Caulfield now surely has the Dundalk monkey off his back and can finally get on with plotting the next chapter for 2017 season.

 

 

The squad certainly needs more firepower upfront and a few hitmen who can compete under the aerial ball. The manager will be very aware of the next vital steps to really join Dundalk as a major powerhouse of Irish soccer and League Of Ireland soccer urgently requires a new zest from a number of clubs, especially the provincial Munster clubs.

 

Attendances in general are at a very low level and next season maybe a rejuvenated Limerick will add some Munster spice and hopefully Waterford next season can emerge from their own slumberland, as they too are badly missed around Munster soccer circles.

 

Going to meaningful Munster derbies would be a great tonic once again and revive great golden memories of times past when Sunday afternoons all through the winter months were reserved for attending League Of Ireland soccer.

 

English Premier League soccer is awarded immense coverage by all Irish newspapers and such pandering to a foreign league, despite its popularity in Ireland, tarnishes Irish football.

 

Irish soccer, Munster soccer and Cork soccer has been served for many decades with outstanding players, mentors and volunteers at all levels who deserve far more column inches than multi millionaire English based footballers.

Cork City's F.A. Cup victory lifts the entire city and county at a time when national sports titles played for on green grass are extremely hard won in recent years by Cork teams.

Mighty congratulations and onwards and upwards for 2017.