Cork City - 2017 League Champions
It was worth the wait in the end.
Not many people will be talking about Cork City's nil all draw with Derry City in years to come - it was a poor, dull game.
What people will be talking about is the celebrations. The pitch invasion. The atmosphere. The outpouring of emotion. The relief.
People stood on the hallowed turf of Turners Cross. Clapping players on the back, telling them well done. Tears in their eyes.
Cork City nearly went extinct 7 years ago. Now they are champions. And everyone - players, management, former players, former management, FORAS committee members past and present, and most of all the supporters can take some credit for that.
It was an emotional night at Turners Cross. One that anybody who was there will never forget.
We were there last night and recorded some video with Johnny Dunleavy, Mark McNulty, Alan Bennett, and John Caulfield - take a look.
The moment City were crowned league champions
The moment City were crowned league champions pic.twitter.com/5CJuo2VkXw— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) October 18, 2017
We speak to Cork City goalkeeper Mark McNulty as City are crowned champions pic.twitter.com/j09JRhYX2S— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) October 17, 2017
VIDEO - Cork City boss John Caulfield reflects on City’s league title win pic.twitter.com/ParZGrLPhc— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) October 18, 2017
VIDEO - Cork City captain Johnny Dunleavy speaks to us after City win the league title pic.twitter.com/oJZFByx3Mh— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) October 18, 2017
Afterwards we took a walkabout on the pitch to soak in the atmosphere, and we spoke to Gearoid Morrissey, Ryan Delaney, Kieran Sadlier and former Cork City boss Pat Dolan
And not to forget, a congratulatory message from life long City fan Alf Stewart.
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