30/8/98 - Win Kicks Off The Season
Kelvin Flanagan scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Cork City started the season with a win. Despite being tired after their European exit, they got the three valuable points. Bray Wanderers were left to rue their many misses. Defending champions St. Pats also won, beating Derry 1-0 in the Brandywell.
28/8/98 - Dave Barry Condems Radio Outburst
City manager Barry defended his club and supporters, after 96 FM's Neil Prenderville had called the performance last night in Kiev "crappy". He called some City fans "scum bags" and when Barry challenged him to visit Turners Cross, Prendeville said he wouldn't be safe at the ground.
27/8/98 - City's Euro Adventure Over
City went out of Europe tonight after a disappointing 2-0 defeat, in Kiev. This put them out of the European Cup Winners' Cup 2-3 on aggregate. A goal in each half did the damage in a match that was shown live on RTE. CSKA were drawn against Lokomotiv Moscow in the next round.
25/8/98 - City Fly Out To Kiev
Players, management, media and supporters this morning flew out from Cork airport this morning, for their European Cup Winners' Cup clash with CSKA Kiev. They took with them food and water for the entire trip and medical supplies as well as goods donated by Cork people, for the survivors of the Chernobyl disaster fallout. Not traveling with them was Dominic Iofra, after Dave Barry decided against offering him a contract.
24/8/98 - Three Players Called Up For Under Age Internationals
Derek Coughlan and Brian Barry-Murphy have been called up to play for Ian Evans Irish U-21 squad to play the European Championship qualifier against Croatia on September 4. Greg O'Halloran is in Brian Kerr's U-18 squad to play England on September 2 in a friendly.
23/8/98 - Dave Barry Tips Derry For Championship
In today's The Title newspaper City manager Dave Barry gave his thoughts for the coming League campaign. "Of course Shels and Pats will be strong again ... Bohs and Rovers have bought a lot of players, but they are still unknown quantities until they settle down. However Derry will be strong this year, they have brought a few players and could surprise a lot of people".
22/8/98 - League Cup Quater-Final Place Secured
Cork City beat Kilkenny City 1-0 to top Group A with a 100% record. Derek Coughlan scored the only goal, heading home a Kelvin Flanagan corner. They are now through to the quater-finals. Last night Waterford beat Cobh Ramblers
20/8/98 - Last Chance For Iofra
Nigerian trialist Dominic Iofra will get one more chance to impress Dave Barry against Kilkenny City, Saturday night. City's other trialist, Gerald Dobbs already has a one year contract. Iofra's holiday visa expires soon, so a decision will be reached in the next few days.
18/8/98 - City win Cork Derby 2 - 0
Kelvin Flanagan and Mark Herrick scored the goals as Cork City beat Cobh Ramblers 2-0 in their Group A League Cup clash. Flanagan scored from a penalty as in the CSKA match, and Herrick completed the win with a second half goal. This sets up a group decider away to Kilkenny, Saturday night.
18/8/98 - O'Donoghue Out For Three Months
Fergus O'Donoghue got the unfortunate news that he will not play for Cork for 3 months. He is booked in for an operation on September 3, for his Gilmore's groin or double-sided hernia. Greg O'Halloran is expected to fill in, in Fergus's absence.
15/8/98 - City Leave It Late To Defeat Waterford
Two late goals from Noel Hartigan and Derek Coughlan, secured a 2-1 victory over Waterford United tonight. This gave them the full three points in their first match of the League Cup, in Group A. Waterford took the lead in the first half, after a lapse in the City defence, to go in at half-time 1-0 up. Cork improved in the second half and grabbed an equaliser, after Dodds headed a corner kick back across the goals for Hartigan to finish off. After another corner, Coughlan headed home the winner in the last few minutes. The Cork team was much changed with five suspensions, but gave home debuts to new signings Gerald Dobbs and Dominic Iofra. Kilkenny City beat Cobh Ramblers 3-2, in the other Group A match.
14/8/98 - Barry Confident About Away Leg
Despite conceding a goal in the 93rd minute, Dave Barry still felt confident about winning the tie, in two week's time, in Kiev, "They will be a different team in Kiev but there's no reason why we can't score out there as well. We shook them tonight and there's no reason why we can't do so again". CSKA manager Vladimir Bessonov commented, "I didn't realise they would be so good and we certainly under-estiminated them".
13/8/98 -Late Goal Leaves Tie In Balance
Cork City tonight beat CSKA Kiev 2-1 in the European CWC qualifying round first leg. City opened the scoring with a Kelvin Flanagan penalty after Brian Barry-Murphy got fouled in the box. Derek Coughlan then doubled the lead after finishing off great work on the wing by Ollie Cahill, with a header off the underside of the bar. City looked to be going to the Ukraine with a 2-0 advantage, when they conceded a goal in injury time.
11/8/98 - RTE Cameras will be at Kiev clash at Turner's Cross
Network 2 will be showing live coverage of the City's European CWC match with CSKA Kiev from 5.50p.m..
1/8/98 - Dave Barry to Sign Two Strikers
Cork City have strengthened up their squad for the new season by the signing of Dominic Iofra and Gerald Dobbs. After a season of goals hard to come by, manager Dave Barry followed up on recommendations from England before the European-Cup-Winner's-cup tie with CSKA Kiev. Gerald Dobbs spent five years at Wimbledon, he spent another two years at Dover. He comes to City on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling, and scored four goals against Glasheen in their 7-0 win. Dominic Iofra has 28 caps with Nigeria and played for their 1988 Olympic team. He has played for Queen's Park Rangers and Turkish team Galatasaray.