Cork City are continuing their trend of getting their recruitment done early, as they announced another new signing to compliment the arrival of defender Dan Casey yesterday, with the news that midfielder Garry Comerford joins the club from Waterford.
Comerford 25, spent two seasons at Waterford, where he won the First Division title in 2017. He played 67 times for the Blues, and helped them to a European spot with a fourth-place finish in 2018.
With City working off a reported smaller budget for 2019, to get some business done early is important, especially with the likes of Steven Beattie, Kieran Sadlier, Barry McNamee and others apparently moving on.
Comerford was obviously delighted to be arriving at Turners Cross, “I am delighted to be signing for such a big club. John has shown a lot of interest in me, so I am happy to have got it over the line and I just want to get my head down now and get ready for pre-season.”
“With Waterford, we had some great games against Cork City this year, but the highlight was the fans at Turner’s Cross, they created an unbelievable atmosphere and I will be happy to get out and play in front of them in 2019.”
He knows it will be difficult to break into the side, but said that he intends to knuckle-down and work hard to make the team, “It’s a big club and the calibre of players here is unbelievable, so I just want to play my part and, hopefully, help them to win more trophies next year. I want to work hard and I know I will have to earn the right to get into the team, so I just want to play my part and go from there.”
Comerford also gives City a little bit of flexibility, with Caulfield adding, “Garry is another hungry, ambitious player who has done very well with Waterford this year. He played amateur football in Cork some years ago and has progressed into the league. He played with Cobh and then progressed onto Waterford, where he did well, so he is a good fit for us.”
“He is a left-sided player, he can play left back, left midfield and has even played at centre back as well this year, but midfield is probably his best position and that’s where he will see himself competing for a place. He is hungry, ambitious and good on the ball, with a very strong mentality, so he is another player we feel will fit in well with us.”
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