Former Cork City and Limerick striker John O'Flynn signs for Cobh Wanderers

Wed, Sep 09 2020

John O'flynn controls the ball during his time with Limerick back in 2016. Credit: Larry McQuillan (ETPhotos)

Cork City legend John O’Flynn has signed for his home town team, Cobh Wanderers, in the Munster Senior League Premier Division.

The Eeast Cork local will link up immediately with his local club, who are currently third in the Premier Division table.

Affectionately known as ‘God’ by anyone associated with the Rebel Army, John O’Flynn played for the club for two spells from 2002-2008 and 2014 to 2015.

He won the 2005 Premier Division title and the 2007 FAI Cup with the Turner's Cross outfit before signing for Barnet in England.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international also won the League of Ireland First Division with Limerick in 2016.

He will be signing for a Cobh Wanderers team who are long overdue success both locally and nationally. Three years ago they reached the final of the FAI Intermediate Cup and lost 5-4 on penalties to Liffey Wanderers following a 2-2 draw.

A week from that and they were beaten 1-0 by UCC in a title decider in the Munster Senior League Premier Division.

Their last trophy success came in the 2018 Keane Cup final, when Cobh defeated  Avondale United in the final at Turner’s Cross.

Last season they battled Limerick fiercely in the first round of the FAI Cup, but were beaten 1-0 due to a late goal from Edmond O’Dwyer.