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Morrissey signs new contract

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 5:08pm

After being crowned champions of Ireland just over a week ago, Cork City have confirmed that midfielder Gearóid Morrissey has signed a contract extension.

Morrissey was a highly important figure in City's league title win. He weighed in with a career-best six goals this season and has been rewarded with a two year extension.

Morrissey said: “I think it is the place to be at the moment. We have worked hard to get to where we are and I am enjoying my time with John (Caulfield), John Cotter, Liam Kearney and the group that is here. I have signed back to have another go again next year and the year after.”

The Cork native returned to the club in 2016 after spending a season with Cambridge. He had a previous spell in England at Blackburn Rovers in 2008 after notable performances with his local side Ringmahon Rangers. Morrissey returned to Ringmahon in a coaching capacity this season where, ironically, City coach Kearney is now based as a player.

Commenting on the news, City boss John Caulfield said: “We are delighted; Gearóid has been a massive player for us, winning a cup medal last year and a league medal this year. He is a local lad and is coming into the peak of his career now, so I feel that in the next three or four years, he will be the standout player in the league.

“Everyone knows his ability, he can drive the team on from midfield. He’s an all-action player and he is passionate about playing for this club and this city,” he concluded.

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