Cork City Football Club
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Turner's Cross,, Curragh Road,, Cork City, Cork, Republic of Ireland
Mr Eanna Buckley
Cork City Football Club is the only full-time professional sports club in Cork. The club plays its home matches at Turner’s Cross Stadium, which is commonly accepted to be the best stadium in the League of Ireland.
Cork City Football Club is the only full-time professional sports club in Cork. The club plays its home matches at Turner’s Cross Stadium, which is commonly accepted to be the best stadium in the League of Ireland. The ground has a capacity of just under 7,500 and is all-seated. The club is known for the passion and atmosphere of its supporters, known as the Rebel Army, and attracts the highest crowds in the League of Ireland Premier Division.
The club has been extremely successful in recent years, winning the league title in 2005 along with an FAI Cup in 2007 and the All-Ireland Setanta Sports Cup in 2008. The club has also enjoyed considerable success in European competition, eliminating teams such as Sweden’s Malmo FF and NEC Nijmegen of Holland in 2004, Djurgardens of Sweden in 2005 and Apollon Limassol of Cyprus in 2006.
A number of Cork City players have also gone on to play internationally for the Republic of Ireland and in the Premier League in England, with Kevin Doyle being the club’s most famous export to date. Joe Gamble, a mainstay in the club’s midfield alongside former Celtic and Sunderland star Colin Healy, became the first player to be capped at senior level for Ireland whilst playing for the club in May 2007 when he played against Ecuador and Bolivia.
With League of Ireland football having moved to a “summer season” (the league starts in March and finishes in early November) some years ago, warm summer evenings at Turner’s Cross are becoming increasingly popular with football fans who are visiting Leeside while their own clubs are out of season. The club typically plays home matches on Friday evenings, and a full list of fixtures is available on the website.