MIDFIELD star Conor McCormack has been confirmed as the new captain of Cork City as the club prepares for the new SSE Airtricity League season.
The Carlingford man will lead last year’s double winners into the new season, beginning with the defence of the President’s Cup, against Dundalk at Oriel Park next Sunday.
McCormack replaces John Dunleavy as the club captain.
“John asked me would I like to be captain and he really wants me to lead the team this year,” McCormack said.
“To be named the captain of the best club in the country is a proud moment for me.
“It was an unbelievable first season, I couldn’t have imagined it could have gone any better, but now this year, we’ve recruited very well and we’ve a great team going forward.
"We’re really motivated. We want to stay at the top now.”
McCormack is also linking up with City’s underage set-up as he builds up his coaching badges.
City are currently on a training camp in Manchester, and last night the squad attended Rochdale’s 1-0 FA Cup fourth round replay win over Millwall.
Ireland U21 defender Ryan Delaney, who enjoyed a highly successful loan at Turner’s Cross last season, was in action for Rochdale against the Lions. Wexford man Delaney joined Rochdale in the transfer window.