Cork Athletic F.C.

Cork Athletic Football Club is a former Irish football club based in Cork. They played in the League of Ireland between 1948 and 1957. They were the successor club of Cork United. When United quit the league in October 1948, Cork Athletic was immediately formed to take their place.[1] Athletic won the league in 1950 and only lost the cup final against Transport after two replays. The following year they won a league and FAI Cup double after beating Shelbourne in a replay to win the cup. In 1953 they won the first all-Cork FAI Cup final, beating Evergreen United 2–1. Athletic also began the Cork tradition of fielding veteran English League players by recruiting Sunderland legend Raich Carter. The club eventually folded in 1957, due to financial problems.[2] They were replaced in the League by Cork Hibernians.[3][4]

Cork Athletic F.C.
Full nameCork Athletic Football Club
Founded1948
Dissolved1957
GroundThe Mardyke
Cork
LeagueLeague of Ireland

HonoursEdit

Season placingsEdit

Season Position
1956–57 8th
1955–56 9th
1954–55 5th
1953–54 4th
1952–53 8th
1951–52 10th
1950–51 1st
1949–50 1st
1948–49 9th

Notable former playersEdit

Ireland (FAI) internationalsEdit

Ireland (IFA) internationalsEdit

England internationalsEdit

Scotland internationalsEdit

Other sportsEdit

Notable former managersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Niall Macsweeney (n.d.), A Record of League of Ireland Football 1921/2-1984/5. Basildon:Association of Football Statisticians.
  2. ^ Niall Macsweeney (n.d.), A Record of League of Ireland Football 1921/2-1984/5. Basildon:Association of Football Statisticians.
  3. ^ Bionic Bohs[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ www.rte.ie Archived 2010-10-17 at the Wayback Machine