12 March 2015
By David O’Sullivan
Plans to rename a walkway near Fitzgerald Park in the City after a
soccer legend have come to fruition.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields, will finally unveil
“The Noel Cantwell Walk” nameplate tomorrow morning.
Back in October 2014 Cork City Council passed a resolution to name the
walkway between Mardyke Walk and Western Road after the late soccer
international and cricket player, Noel Cantwell.
The late Noel Cantwell was a professional footballer with Cork
Athletic, West Ham United and Manchester United, which he captained in
1963. He subsequently managed Coventry City and Peterborough United
and the US side of the New England Teamen. He played for Ireland
through the 1950s and 60s and was among the country’s leading goal
scorers. He also represented Ireland in Cricket.
The naming of the walkway follows motions from and Fianna Fail Cllr
Tom O’Driscoll and Independent Cllr Mick Finn.
Mick Finn says a walkway is a suitable honor, because modest Noel
would not have wanted a statue!