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Veteran O'Flynn is back for more with Cork City


John Caulfield

John Caulfield

John Caulfield

FORMER Ireland U21 cap John O'Flynn is keen to go one better with Cork City and land the Premier Division title next season after he signed a new deal with the club.

O'Flynn rejoined Cork midway through the 2014 season after a spell with Exeter City and while he struggled for goals, the striker played a role as Cork pushed the league title race all the way to the last day of the season, where City were bettered by Dundalk.

Boss John Caulfiled is eager to challenge for honours next term and is pleased to have signed up O'Flynn on a new deal while the player also retains his hunger.

"John is assembling a good squad and it is good to be a part of it again. I got a good taste of it last year and hopefully we can kick on next season and get the prize that we all want. It is a better squad than last year, and I think you need that for the amount of games we will have," says O'Flynn.

"I played a lot on the wing since I came back, but me and John have chatted and it will be more of a centre forward role next year. I'm looking forward to getting back in for pre-season, working hard and we'll see where we go from there."

Manager Caulfield has already boosted his attacking options for next season with the signing of striker Karl Sheppard (Shamrock R) as well as midfielders Gavin Holohan (Drogheda) and Kieran Djilali (Limerick), while veteran Dave Mulcahy has also joined Cork from Bohemians.

"It's great to get John signed back. In the system we played last year, he was playing on the right side of the front three, which was a difficult position for him," says Caulfield.

"We've had a good chat about it, it's an area that we needed to strengthen and I have brought in a lot more attacking options this year, which means that hopefully we will be able to play with two up front."