League of Ireland
Here's some very good news for Cork City and Man United fans
Football fans in Cork are in for a big treat later this month when one of the biggest clubs in the world, Cork City, take on another team that occasionally wear red, Manchester United, at Turner’s Cross.
Pardon our little tongue in cheek reference in the first sentence, but the fixture represents a huge coup for the Leesiders, who will take on the might of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on Wednesday 25 July at Turner’s Cross, only a day after a clash with Championship side Watford at the same venue.
Not only will the game come as huge boost for Cork City, but is also an encouraging development for domestic football in general following the withdrawal of Monaghan United from the top flight and the difficult financial situation that Dundalk currently find themselves in.
It remains to be seen what sort of squad Fergie will bring with him to the People’s Republic, but anytime United play on these shores there are normally a good few frontliners present and as it takes place only a few weeks before the start of the Premier League season, he’ll be eager to give some of his troops a good tune up.
In any case, United’s presence should ensure a packed house at Turner’s Cross later this month and the significance of the tie was not lost on Cork City manager Tommy Dunne.
Commenting on the game, he told CorkCityFC.net: “We are delighted to be bringing one of the most prestigious clubs in the world to Turner’s Cross. When an opportunity to bring Manchester United to Cork arises, then you have to jump at it. From the club’s point of view, the announcement of these friendly games is a very welcome boost in the wake of the loss of a home league fixture following Monaghan’s withdrawal from the league.
“With such exciting developments at Watford and the visit of Blackburn Rovers to look forward to in August, it promises to be an exciting summer of football here on Leeside.”
Tickets for the game are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for Senior Citizens/Juveniles (Under 16’s). There will be a special, discounted rate available to FORAS members and Cork City Season Ticket holders of €10 for Adults and €5 for Senior Citizens/Juveniles (Under 16’s). Discounted tickets will only be available when purchased directly from Cork City FC and this offer runs until Friday 13 July.
Tickets are available online from Ticketmaster, from the Cork City club office in Bishopstown and will also be available at Turner’s Cross on Sunday, as Cork City take on Bohemians in a 6 pm kick-off.
It's not everyday a team like Manchester United come to these shores so you might need to act fast to procure yourself a much sought-after ticket. For more information, check out the Cork City website.