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Garry Comerford departs Cork City as Mark O’Sullivan returns


Cork City FC can confirm that midfielder Garry Comerford has left the club, after agreeing the mutual termination of his contract.


Comerford, who signed for the club in November, had a two-year contract with the club to the end of the 2020 season, but has moved on to seek regular first team football.


Head Coach John Cotter commented on the news, stating: “We would like to thank Garry for his time here and wish him the best of luck for the future. Garry was a good lad around the club but he found his opportunities limited, so we discussed it and agreed that he would move on to look for regular game time elsewhere.”


The club are also delighted to announce the return of Mark O’Sullivan to the club.


The striker returns to the club after spells with Waterford, Limerick and, most recently, Avondale United.


Speaking to, O’Sullivan said: “I am thrilled to be back at City. I had a very enjoyable time here previously, and I am looking forward to working with John Cotter and the lads again.”


Head Coach John Cotter welcomed O’Sullivan’s return, commenting: “It is great news; Marky returning will give everyone a lift. Everyone knows Marky and knows his passion for this club, and they are the type of characters we need at the moment. Marky always loved the affection he got from the supporters and responded well to it, and I totally understand why they had that affection for him, because he would run through a brick wall for the club.”


“It is always great to bring someone like that back and, particularly at the moment, we need that passion and Marky will bring that. He is naturally in good shape and I have seen him playing with Avondale, including scoring the winner in the Intermediate Cup Final, so I know he still has something to offer.”


“He will give everyone in the dressing room a lift because he is a great character and he is a winner. We have Joel Coustrain coming in, along with Marky, and Darragh Crowley coming back in after his Leaving Cert., so that gives us more options in forward areas, which is what we are looking for. These players will give us those options and a bit of quality as well, along with Karl Sheppard coming back from injury too. We are hoping that all of them will be available tomorrow night for the Bohemians game.”


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