40th anniversary of Cork City FC marked with civic reception

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy presented the men's senior team with their individual jerseys to mark the occasion of the civic reception last Thursday. (Pic: Brian Lougheed)

City Hall, Cork was the venue on Thursday, February 8th where a civic reception was hosted for Cork City FC, to mark their 40th anniversary year.

A host of friends, sponsors, staff and the two senior teams, joined the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Kieran McCarthy and Chief Executive, Ann Doherty, to celebrate a significant milestone and achievement. 10 years ago, when the club celebrated its 30th anniversary, it became the first League of Ireland club from the city to do so, so to reach 40 is yet another precious milestone.

The Lord Mayor remarked that it was “appropriate that the first event to mark the club’s 40th anniversary is being held here in City Hall, as, in the words of the founding chairman, Jim Hennebry, Cork City FC ‘was conceived in the Cork Lord Mayor’s office’, the idea being mooted by the late Hugh Coveney (RIP) with Joe Delaney (RIP) FAI and Pat O’Brien, president of FAI (RIP). Although it was born in Bundoran at the League of Ireland AGM in July 1984.”

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