Irish star Hoolahan will face Cobh in friendly with Norwich

Irish star Hoolahan will face Cobh in friendly with Norwich
Wes Hoolahan is coming to Cork. Picture: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

IRISH international Wes Hoolahan will be the star attraction when Norwich come to Leeside next month.

The Championship outfit will play a friendly game against Cobh Ramblers FC on Wednesday, July 5, as they gear up for the new campaign in England.

The Canaries and Ireland playmaker Hoolahan, who will face Austria in a vital World Cup qualifier this Sunday the Aviva, was the club player of the year last season and his presence is sure to draw a crowd to St Colman's Park.

Cobh boss Stephen Henderson said: "We're thrilled to host a club as prestigious as Norwich City. It's a great opportunity for our supporters to watch international footballers up close in the tight confines of St Colman's Park.

"Our players will really enjoy the occaision and once again we feel the match against a team of this stature further endorses the huge strides Cobh Ramblers are making as a club."

While Ramblers committee member Ian Ryan added - "We're delighted to welcome Daniel Farke and his side to St Colman's Park and we're looking forward to playing them.

"No doubt Stephen Henderson and the lads will give the Canaries a good game as they prepare for the start of the Championship season."

The game will be Farke's first in charge of Norwich, following his appointment last month. Farke had previously spent six years at the helm of Borussia Dortmund II, Dortmund's reserve team.

Amongst the Norwich squad are Ireland international and League of Ireland graduate Wes Hoolahan, Portugal international Nélson Oliveira as well as Scottish internationals Steven Naismith, Graham Dorrans and Russel Martin.

Tickets will go on sale soon and will be priced at - Adult €15 Season Ticket Holders / Members / OAP €10 Children €5

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