Cork United F.C. (1940–1948)

Cork United Football Club was a League of Ireland club based in Cork from 1940 until 1948.

Cork United
Full nameCork United Football Club
Founded1940
Dissolved1948
GroundThe Mardyke
LeagueLeague of Ireland

HistoryEdit

Cork United was formed in February 1940 upon the dissolution of Cork City. The new club took Cork City's place and that season's playing record in the League of Ireland.[1] The new club enjoyed a golden age in the early 1940s, winning five league titles, before disbanding and resigning from the league on 10 October 1948.[2] Another new club, Cork Athletic was immediately formed to take its place.

HonoursEdit

Season placingsEdit

Season Position
1947–48 6th
1946–47 4th
1945–46 1st
1944–45 1st
1943–44 5th
1942–43 1st
1941–42 1st
1940–41 1st
1939–40 5th

Notable former playersEdit

Ireland (FAI) internationals
Ireland (IFA) internationals
Great Britain international
League of Ireland Top Scorer
Season Player Goals
1942–43    Sean McCarthy 16
1943–44    Sean McCarthy 16
1944–45    Sean McCarthy 26
1945–46 Paddy O'Leary 15
1947–48    Sean McCarthy 13

Source:[3][4][5]


Other sports

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. ^ Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.
  4. ^ "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Sean McCarthy". Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats. 12 July 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2016.