Club bans catch up with City rebels

CORK CITY’S suspended players will turn up at training this morning despite a two-week club ban imposed on them for last week’s show of opposition against Tom Coughlan’s ownership of the League of Ireland outfit.

Club officials attempted to invoke the suspensions last Friday only for representatives of the players to object on the grounds that notice of those sanctions would have to be delivered by registered post.

However yesterday, three of the players, goalkeepers Dan Connor and Mark McNulty along with captain Dan Murray received the bans by registered post at their home addresses.

The rest of the players who attended the meeting at the Maryborough House Hotel last Friday have yet to receive their notices as their home addresses were not known by club officials.

But they are expected to receive their registered post at some stage today.

The players have been encouraged to attend this morning’s training session by the PFAI but, according to one source, they are unsure if they will be allowed to train.

Roddy Collins’ side will be in Cobh again this evening to take on a Cork AUL selection in St Colman’s Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Meanwhile, former City midfielder Colin Healy got the winner for lowly Falkirk away to Aberdeen last night, the Bairns picking up a much-needed 1-0 victory.

Falkirk took the lead against the run of play after 31 minutes when Carl Finnigan laid the ball into the path of Healy, who is on loan from Roy Keane’s Ipswich and he smashed the ball past Jamie Langfield from 20 yards, a goal which lifts his side out of the relegation zone.

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