Monday 23 April 2018

Cork fans are remembering a certain wonder goal as City legend Colin Healy announces his retirement

Colin Healy of Cork City in action against Vincent Quinlin of Wexford Youths
Colin Healy of Cork City in action against Vincent Quinlin of Wexford Youths

Former Ireland international Colin Healy has confirmed his retirement.

The Cork City midfielder was part of the squad who won the FAI Cup last year and leaves following the Rebels' best-ever start to a league campaign with nine wins from nine games.

"Since myself and John Cotter came into the club, Colin was a huge player, both on and off the pitch," said Cork boss John Caulfield.

"The fact that Colin had played at the highest level during his career shone through, and the good habits and total professionalism he had were a huge help to us in driving the club forward. Colin was always on hand for the younger players, in training, in matches and so on, to give them advice and help bring them through.

"We all remember him for that phenomenal overhead kick in the last minute against St. Pat’s, which will live long in the memory, but over the last three years that I have been here, he made a massive contribution to the club.

"He played a huge part in us returning to European football but, most importantly, winning the cup last year, which he played a huge part in. That was a fitting way for him to finish out his career, after the heights he reached as a player, to win a trophy with his local club.

“He was a pleasure to have around the club and players like that make a manager’s job easy. I speak to Colin regularly and, when the time is right for him, we would hope that he will return to the club in another capacity. I know I speak for everyone at the club when I wish Colin the very best of luck for the future."

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