23rd January 2015
By Bryan Smyth
The Leesiders take on Wexford Youths in Ferrycarrig Park this Sunday 25th January 2015 at two o’clock in another Continental Tires Women’s National League game. The Women’s National League resumes this weekend for Cork City after an extended Christmas break, the Leesiders will be glad to get back to the second half of the season albeit they face a difficult trip in going to league leaders Wexford. The Ferrycarrig based club have been steamrolling the league of Ireland this season and look an impressive outfit. Speaking before the game, Cork City assistant manager Craig Robinson had this to say “The team are looking forward to getting back into competitive games after the break. The players are fresh and ready post our six nil win over Charleville this week and we will be aiming for three points going into every game from here to the end of the season”.
Coming into the game, Cork City have a few small injuries – Nathalie O’Brien is slowly working her way back to full fitness following her leg break in the early weeks of the season. Nicole Smith is still nursing an ankle injury sustained against Raheny United while Laura Medbury is still struggling to shake a knock. However, manager Charlie Lynch has a nearly fit squad to choose from with the three girls available soon. One player who will not be available for selection is midfielder Stacey Paul who has sadly had to depart from the club – the club wishes Stacey the best in her future career.
Cork City have also recently announced a new U18 Academy in partnership with Cork Women’s and Schoolgirls Soccer League which will commence on the 31st January in Bishopstown Stadium.
Attendance at the academy costs €60, but this fee includes a training top and jersey. Registration will close on the 28th January so potential players are asked to contact the club on their website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Injuries – Nathalie O’Brien, Laura Medbury, Nicole Smith
Suspensions – None