Cork City suffer relegation from the Premier Division

Sun, Oct 25 2020
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Cork City’s relegation to the League of Ireland First Division was confirmed on Saturday evening after Finn Harp’s overcame Bohemians 2-0 at Dalymount Park.

A brace from Mark Russell either side of half-time sealed the Leesiders faith on a blustery night in the capital.

The 2017 league and cup double winners, who also reached the FAI Cup final in 2018, will finish the 2020 Premier Division season as the basement side in the league.

Earlier this evening the Rebel Army were beaten 2-1 away to Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds. City still have one game left in their season – a home clash against Derry City on the final night of the season at Turner’s Cross.

Never before has a Cork City team been relegated over footballing results. They were demoted to the First Division in 2010 due to financial issues at the club. City were then promoted in 2011 with a last minute goal from Graham Cummins against Shelbourne in a title decider at Tolka Park.

Their relegation comes four days before a vote by FORAS, the supporters group who own and run Cork City, on whether or not to sell the club to Grovemore Limited the owners of Preston North End.

For that vote to pass, there needs to be a 50+1 majority in favour of the sale from the members of the club on the night.

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