Paul McNulty, proprietor of Cheers Bar in Fermoy welcoming a Cork City FC delegation (with the FAI Cup) to his pub last Friday night, l-r: Fermoy based FORAS member, Tim O'Keeffe, captain, Johnny Dunleavy, midfielder, Gary Buckley and manager, John Caulfield. (John Ahern)

Using his strong Donegal connections, Paul McNulty, managed to get the Football Association of Ireland Challenge Cup (FAI Cup) to Cheers Bar, Fermoy last Friday night – in the hands of Cork City FC thanks to an injury time winner by Sean Maguire, the prestigious silverware was accompanied by team captain, Johnny Dunleavy, midfielder Gary Buckley and manager, John Caulfield.

Dunleavy, who missed out on the cup win over arch rivals, Dundalk, through injury is a native of Ballybofey, who played with Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to joining up with John Caulfield’s Rebel Army.

The Cork City trio were in great form as they tucked in to some of Paul’s home made pizza – afterwards they posed for pictures with locals.

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