Honohan And Walker Re-Sign With Cork City For Upcoming Season
Writes Ciaran Dineen
Carrigaline’s Josh Honohan and Gordon Walker have both signed new contracts with Cork City FC which will see the pair join the squad in the build-up to the forthcoming season, as the club look forward to competing back in the topflight of Irish football.
While Gordon endured a difficult spell on the sidelines last year due to injury, Josh was a regular feature in the starting eleven, and also got on the scoresheet on a couple of occasions as City claimed the First Division title.
While Josh can play right-back and did so at times last year, his best position is centre-back, which he can play as part of both a back four and back three formation. His Carrigaline teammate, Gordon, is however very much focused on a return to the right-back position, which he cemented as his own during the 2020/21 campaign, keeping former League and Cup double winner, Steven Beattie, out of the side such was his form.
Both Josh and Gordon will be looking to cement their places in Colin Healy’s starting line-up for the forthcoming season, but there will be plenty of competition for places following a number of recent acquisitions and with more expected to come. The Rebel Army are making moves both on and off the pitch lately, with the recent takeover of the club by Mr. Dermot Usher leading to new singings as the club look for long-term success over the coming seasons.
Speaking to Cork City FC upon re-signing for the club, 21 year-old Honohan said, “I was very pleased to get a good run in the side in the second half of the season, and I will be looking to build on that next season. It was a great season for the club and, for me personally, I really enjoyed it as well.”
Walker is equally looking forward to getting more minutes on the pitch next season stating, “last season was a great one for the club, obviously, as we secured promotion which was our aim at the start. For me personally, it was frustrating, as the injury meant I missed much of the season, so I am very keen to get back in for pre-season and try to nail down a place in the team.”
The club’s campaign kicks off on February 17th at home to Derry City. Season Tickets for the upcoming season can still be purchased online, in store and via post.