Clubs around Europe wish Cork City FC a happy birthday

Clubs around Europe wish Cork City FC a happy birthday

Cork City FC are celebrating their 30th birthday and congratulations have been pouring in from fellow clubs.

Clubs around Europe wish Cork City FC a happy birthday

They include this letter from Bayern Munich recalling when the two teams met in the UEFA Cup in 1991.

Just yesterday the club received a signed jersey from Inter Milan.

There have also been letters of congratulations from Arsenal and Leeds football clubs.

Ireland international and former player Kevin Doyle also sent his best wishes to the club in this video message.

Supporters of the club are holding a birthday party night, sponsored by Clonakilty Black Pudding, in Clancy’s Bar in Cork this Saturday 19 July.

It is not an official club event but the organisers are promising a night to remember. Special guests on the night will include Chelsea legend and Cork City’s first manager Bobby Tambling and former club chairman Brian Lennox.

Clubs around Europe wish Cork City FC a happy birthday

Bobby Tambling pictured in 2013

Damien Richardson, who led the club to League of Ireland victory in 2005 and the FAI Cup in 2007, is flying in from the UK for the event.

A verified print of this note of congratulations from Liverpool and tickets to a Celtic game are among the prizes to be won on the night.

Having been rescued by supporters from the brink of extinction in 2009, this fan-owned club are currently sitting joint top of the Airtricity League and have plenty to celebrate.

Tickets are still available for the birthday party by emailing corkcityfansclub@gmail.com.

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