Former Killumney and Avondale midfielder Comerford signs for Cork City from Waterford

Former Killumney and Avondale midfielder Comerford signs for Cork City from Waterford
Waterford's Garry Comerford and Steven Beattie of Cork City last season. Picture: INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

THE 2018 campaign has just concluded but Cork City are busy recruiting for next year’s campaign.

John Caulfield has secured the services of midfielder Garry Comerford from Waterford in the wake of signing defender Dan Casey from Bohs.

Comerford is a native of Stradbally in Laois, and a talented Gaelic footballer as well. He started his path to the League of Ireland here on Leeside with Killumney United in the AUL and then Avondale United in the MSL.

Martin Conlon (AUL) presents a man-of-the-match award to Gary Comerford when he was playing for Killumney United. Picture: Barry Peelo.
Martin Conlon (AUL) presents a man-of-the-match award to Gary Comerford when he was playing for Killumney United. Picture: Barry Peelo.

He also impressed with Cobh Ramblers, but became a vital cog in the Waterford side. The 25-year-old is now ready to step up to another level.

“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. 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.”

Caulfield is looking forward to working with Comerford.

“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 on to Waterford, where he did well, so he is a good fit for us.”

He is a left-sided player, who has previously played in defence at left-back and centre-back.

“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.”

Gavin Kavanagh, Shane Geasley and Shane Hallahan, Cobh Wanderers, can't stop the header of Gary Comerford for Avondale in 2015. Picture: Jim Coughlan.
Gavin Kavanagh, Shane Geasley and Shane Hallahan, Cobh Wanderers, can't stop the header of Gary Comerford for Avondale in 2015. Picture: Jim Coughlan.

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