Football League of Ireland in Cork city


Football League of Ireland in Cork city

Cork is a city in the Republic of Ireland. Six clubs from Cork have played in the Football League of Ireland and five of them have either resigned from the league or been expelled. Apart from a brief spell in the early 1980s there has been a continuous presence of League of Ireland clubs in the city since 1924.

Cork City F.C. are the only side currently playing League of Ireland football in Cork , having entered the league in 1984. Cobh Ramblers joined the league in 1985 and play in Cobh, another small town in County Cork.

"fnb|1 Where multiple names are listed, the clubs have changed names. See below"

A timeline of League of Ireland Football in Cork city

* 1924 Fordsons F.C. become first club from Cork to play in League of Ireland. Finish 4th in 1924/25 season
* 1930 Fordsons changed their name to Cork F.C.
* 1932 Cork Bohemians enter league.
* 1934 Cork F.C. win the FAI Cup. Cork Bohemians resigned from league.
* 1938 Cork F.C. changed their name to Cork City
* 1940 On 13 February Cork City was dissolved and Cork United was immediately formed. United took on the playing record and fixtures of the defunct club.
* 1941 Cork United win league and FAI cup double. They finished level with Waterford AFC on points and the league decided a play off should be played in Cork. Waterford refused to play in Cork, preferring a neutral ground or a two legged game. The league awarded the championship to Cork United. Cork also beat Waterford in the FAI Cup final after a replay.
* 1942 Cork United win league for second season in a row
* 1943 Cork United complete hat trick of league titles
* 1945 Cork United win fourth league title
* 1946 Cork United win 5th league title in six seasons
* 1947 Cork United win FAI Cup
* 1948 On October 10 United resigned from the league after competing in the Dublin City Cup and some of the Shield. Cork Athletic F.C. was immediately formed with the same personnel and took their place in the league
* 1950 Cork Athletic win the league
* 1951 Cork Athletic win the league and FAI Cup double. Evergreen United F.C. elected to the league
* 1953 Cork Athletic win FAI Cup
* 1957 Cork athletic resign from league. Cork Hibernians F.C. elected to league.
* 1959 Evergreen United change their name to Cork Celtic F.C.
* 1971 Cork Hibernians win the league championship
* 1972 Cork HIbernians win FAI Cup. Miah Dennehy scores first ever hat trick in final.
* 1973 Cork Hibs win FAI Cup for second year ina row
* 1974 Cork Celtic win league championship
* 1976 Cork Hibernians resign from league. Albert Rovers F.C. elected to league.
* 1977 Albert Rovers change their name to Cork Albert F.C. and in October changed again, adding an 's' to become Cork Alberts F.C.
* 1979 Cork Celtic resigned from league. Cork Alberts change their name to Cork United F.C.
* 1982 Cork United Expelled from the league.
* 1984 Cork City F.C. formed and elected to the league.
* 1993 Cork City win league title
* 1998 Cork City win FAI Cup
* 2005 Cork City win league title
* 2007 Cork City win FAI Cup

ee also

*Football League of Ireland


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