Cork City to agree Farrelly signing

Cork City FC today agreed terms with 31 year-old former Republic of Ireland international Gareth Farrelly for a two-year-contract.

The ex-Everton and Bolton Wanderers midfielder expressed delight to be joining Cork City. He was also player manager of eircom League side Bohemians from August 2004-August 2006. Farrelly joined English club side Blackpool on a short-term contract last November.

Farrelly said: “During my days as manager of Bohs, I realised fully the passion that is part and parcel of Cork City Football Club, but most importantly of all the ambition of the club presented to me by Damien Richardson has whetted my appetite greatly and I look forward to two very productive years with City, and to becoming a part of the Rebel Army.”

Cork City manager Damien Richardson expressed his happiness at the capture of such a talented performer: “I have long been an admirer of Gareth Farrelly and I see his elegant footballing skills being a great catalyst for a successful future.”

Farrelly, who has seven international caps, is expected to return to Cork to sign the contract next Monday, as he finalises his move from Blackpool to Cork.

City - who are waiting on a reply from another former Irish international, Corkman Colin Healy - are also in discussion with three more players.

Manager Richardson expects that all signings for the new season will be in place by this weekend.

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