Sunday 21 October 2018

Kearney returns to Cork City ranks

‘Conna Maradona’ Liam Kearney being welcomed to Cork City FC by club manager John Caulfield.
‘Conna Maradona’ Liam Kearney being welcomed to Cork City FC by club manager John Caulfield.


CONNA native Liam Kearney has rejoined Cork City FC ahead of the upcoming League of Ireland season.

The 30-year-old, who has won the League title, FAI Cup and Setanta Sports Cup in previous spells with the club, returns after spending a number of years in Australia, and most recently had a spell with Avondale United.

The former St Colman's College Fermoy pupil scored the winning goal in the Setanta Sports Cup final on his last appearance for the club and said he was delighted to be back.

"I want to play; I'm not here to make up the numbers. I've had a good career and I want to push on now again, and hopefully bring more trophies to the club. This is a huge club, and when I look around the players who are there in training, I can tell straight away they have great attitudes. We have a good squad coming together now, and it is great to be back and be part of it. I love being back and being around the club, and hopefully I can get back to playing my best football," he said.

City boss John Caulfield said that he was delighted to have Liam back. "He had some fantastic seasons with us when he was younger, and I think in some ways that there have been missed opportunities for him. From speaking to him, he has shown a lot of ambition and wants to win trophies."

"His enthusiasm and his work-rate in training have been fantastic.

"I was always an admirer of him as a player and I certainly believe he has a lot to offer us. I feel that he has the bit between his teeth at the moment and he really wants to get back playing and win trophies," he said.