Cork City FC are delighted to confirm that Cian Coleman has re-joined the club. Coleman becomes Neale Fenn’s first new signing since taking the reigns at Cork City, and he returns to the club after a three-year absence that saw him play for Cobh Ramblers, Limerick and St Patrick’s Athletic.
The midfielder captained the City under 19 side that defeated HJK Helsinki in the UEFA Youth League before coming up short against Italian giants AS Roma. He made three senior appearances for the club as a teenager, before departing in search of regular first team football.
The 22-year-old becomes the Rebel Army’s first signing of the off-season, and he told CCFC.ie of his joy at returning to his local club: “I’m delighted. I spent a few years away to try and get first them football but I’m back now and I’m delighted and I’m ready to go.
Neale Fenn welcomed the arrival of Coleman, saying “We’re delighted to have Cian on board. He’s a young player that I’ve admired since my time at Longford, when he played against us for Limerick. I’m delighted that we managed to sign him. He’s going to bring energy in midfield, physicality and he’s got quality as well. I’m sure that the fans know him, he’s been here before as a youngster so it’s great for the club that we could get him back.”
Cork City also wishes to confirm that Joel Coustrain, Eoghan Stokes, Colm Horgan and double winner Karl Sheppard have left the club. We wish them all the best of luck for the future.