Out of the frying pan, into the fire: after losing their opening game at home to promoted Shelbourne last week, Cork City tomorrow night face the daunting task of taking on FAI Cup-winners and predicted title contenders Shamrock Rovers in the new-look side’s their first away test of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season.
“He wasn’t just our captain or leader. He was our warrior on the park. But a gentleman off it. Devastated.” The words of Derry City team-mate Nicky Low summed up the loss and pain being felt across football following the death of Candystripes captain Ryan McBride.