11 January, 2012

Captain quits Cork City after being offered "unacceptable" terms whilst former 'keeper gets top UEFA job:

O'Halloran with boss Dunne in happier, league winning times
            Last season's captain;  Greg O'Halloran has announced that he is not going to accept a new contract offer from Airtricity League Division One champions Cork City.  
            Speaking last night, the Crosshaven native said:  "The terms were laughable.  As a player whose played over 60 games for the club, it's a big disappointment.  I was offered a near 80% reduction in terms from last season and having captained the club to promotion, I just wasn't prepared to accept that.  I'm going to concentrate on the family hauliage business now and get into coaching."
           O'Halloran wished the club all the best for the season but said that he will not be part of City's plans.  It comes as bad news for the club who are about to start pre-season training for their returning to the highest level of Irish football after a two year absence. 
Davin O'Neill has signed a new deal with Cork City FC
           In better news;  Cork City FC manager Tommy Dunne has this week competed the signing of experienced English midfielder Clark Keltie from Icelandic club Þór Akureyri.  One of last season's star men;  Davin O'Neill has also signed a one-year contract extension with the Rebel Army.  O'Neill said he is looking forward to the new season, stating that City are  "well capable of holding our own."  Gaffer Dunne said he was delighted with the two additions, having followed Keltie for some time and having watched him complete a trial with the club in summer 2011.
LEAVING IRELAND:  Former Cork City star Noel Mooney
           Off the pitch;  former CCFC goalkeeper Noel Mooney has taken up a role a role as Marketing Manager with UEFA in Nyon near Geneva.  
           Mooney spent the last five years with the FAI at their Abbotstown headquarters and has just finished his marketing post-graduate degree at DIT.
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