Sunday 18 August 2019

Stephen Kenny blasts Cork City's 'gutter' song


Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny. Photo: Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Stephen Kenny says Cork goalkeeper Mark McNulty showed a lack of respect by starting a chant taunting Dundalk at an event to mark the Leesiders' league title celebrations.

With the two sides preparing for a third successive meeting in an FAI Cup final on Sunday, Dundalk boss Kenny says that McNulty had insulted everyone involved with his club.

McNulty appeared on stage last Friday after Cork received the trophy and led a rendition of, 'F*** the Lilywhites' in SoHo nightclub with the line 'They're f***ing shit' added to the chorus.

The clip was posted on the club's Facebook page and the Dundalk dressing-room were unimpressed.

"That's sort of out of the gutter, really," said Kenny yesterday. "With the Lilywhites, as a football fan, you associate people like Tommy McConville, Barry Kehoe, brilliant players. You think of people like Martin Lawlor.

"What he is doing there is he's insulting all of those players, all of those players in the past. Teams don't have to like each other - that's normal - but I think there has to be a sporting respect."

Kenny also referenced the aftermath from last year's FAI Cup final where Dundalk skipper Stephen O'Donnell received a call from another player on the celebrating Cork City bus.

Cork boss John Caulfield says that the McNulty chant was "part and parcel of the craic between teams".

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