John Caulfield’s Cork City side were frustrated by Derry City at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork City 0 Derry City 0 Cork City missed out on a chance to close the gap on Premier Division leaders Dundalk as they were held to a goalless draw by(...)

Cork City’s Karl Sheppard and Alan Bennett celebrate with goalscorer Darren Dennehy during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Cork City at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork City 3 St Patrick’s Athletic 1 Cork City recorded a second win over St Patrick’s Athletic at Turner’s Cross in 11 days as they moved to within fi(...)

Cork City’s Alan Bennett: “We have the perfect opportunity now to put it all behind us, to get a good result against St Pat’s.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“We are,” says Cork City skipper Alan Bennett with considerable conviction, “a team that can beat anyone on our day.” The problem for Cork just now i(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton has a depleted squad for Friday’s FAI Cup game against Drogheda United. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

With four all-Premier Division ties in the cup on Friday evening, at least one non-league side, Tolka Rovers or Killester United, will make it safe(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Europa League, first qualifying round, second leg KR Reykjavík v Cork City KR-Völlur, Reykjavík 8.15pm Cork City must score and secure a positive resu(...)

Cork City players Mark O’Sullivan and Billy Dennehy square up to each other after the 1-1 draw with KR Reykjavik in the first leg of the Europa Cup first qualifying round. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork City 1 KR Reykjavik 1 Cork City were held at Turner’s Cross by KR Reykjavik on their first European fixture since 2008. Alan Bennett gave (...)

Christy Fagan returns to the St Patrick’s Athletic squad for the game against Dundalk at Richmond Park. Photo:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two years ago Dundalk’s title challenge bit the dust at Richmond Park and last September another defeat there helped Cork City to push them all the wa(...)

Bray’s Graham Kelly leaves the pitch after being sent off  against Cork City. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bray Wanderers 0 Cork City 1A first goal for the club from Kieran Djilali’s saw Cork City labour to victory against 10-man Bray Wanderers at the Carli(...)

Ross Gaynor grabbed a 96th minute equaliser to get Cork City a point away at Sligo Rovers. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Sligo Rovers 1 Cork City 1Cork City boss John Caulfield admits he thought his side were beaten before their dramatic injury-time equaliser in Sligo on(...)

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George O’Brien is Professor Emeritus of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC. He is author of three memoirs, The Village of Longing, Dan(...)