New era begins with Mulcahy
NEWLY-established Cork City FORAS Co-op yesterday began their quest to build a full team from scratch for their first game in senior football this Friday night as Stephen Mulcahy became the club's first ever signing.
The defender (22) joined the supporter-run First Division outfit having played last season for their now-defunct predecessors, Cork City FC. He was joined soon after by former Waterford United striker Graham Cummins, while manager Tommy Dunne was yesterday holding individual meetings with each of the players who turned out for the club's friendly win over local side Crosshaven on Sunday.
Former Cork City star George O'Callaghan played and scored in the 7-0 victory but FORAS's restricted budget means it is unlikely he will join his hometown club.
He has been linked with a move to Holland while Northern Ireland side Linfield are also believed to have expressed an interest.
Davin O'Neill, meanwhile, has decided against a move to Cork's new football entity and has instead joined his former manager Stephen Henderson at Waterford United.
Elsewhere, Bray Wanderers manager Eddie Gormley was yesterday still awaiting the go-ahead from his board to sign new players ahead of this Friday's kick-off. The club, however, can only sign free agents as they did not receive an extended transfer deadline.