Cherrie signs up for City as Ellis switches to Limerick

Cherrie signs up for City as Ellis switches to Limerick
Cork City's Peter Cherrie in action against UCC. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

CORK CITY have signed keeper Peter Cherrie as back-up to long-serving Mark McNulty. The 34-year-old arrives on Leeside having spent two and a half seasons with Bray Wanderers, while he was previously with Dundalk, winning a league medal in 2014.

Cherrie, who made his debut in last night's 1-1 draw with UCC, said: “I met John a couple of days ago and, to be honest, it was a no-brainer, coming to the champions. I’ve had to sacrifice a lot to come here but it is an opportunity I couldn’t afford to miss.

“For John Caulfield just to ring me was an honour, I thought my time had been and gone, but I can’t wait to get started. I know Mark from playing against him. It should be good to train with him every day, there will be good competition and a bit of banter as well, I’m sure.”

New Limerick FC signing Connor Ellis. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
New Limerick FC signing Connor Ellis. Picture: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

However young gun Connor Ellis has departed, moving to Limerick in search of regular game-time. The West Cork native made a number of appearances last year and was highly rated at City but decided to take up an offer of a two-year deal in Limerick.

The Republic of Ireland Women’s U19s suffered a 3-1 friendly defeat to Portugal in this week’s mini-tournament, with City’s Saoirse Noonan hitting the net. Cork’s Danielle Burke also featured.

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