Pictures of Turner's Cross stadium are such a blow to the club 3 years ago

Pictures of Turner's Cross stadium are such a blow to the club

Cork's people are a proud people.

Cork City is a resilient club.

Only six years ago now, they won the First Division as their resurrection from liquidation began thanks to the work of FORAS Supporters Trust who brought the club back from the brink of extinction and lit the fire on the banks of the Lee once more.

Since then, the club have scaled different heights, reaching Europe, winning the FAI Cup and daring to dream of conquering the country once more.

They're just one point away from completing another unbelievable journey and that point was supposed to have been celebrated with the league title at Turner's Cross on Monday night.

Derry City were due to come to town but then footage of the roof at Turner's Cross being lifted quickly put the fixture in doubt.

The game was rescheduled for Tuesday night but it looks unlikely it will go ahead at all, never mind in Cork with the shape the stadium now finds itself in.

Sportsfile captured some of these grim pictures from the pitch on Monday afternoon.


The latest update from the club says the game with Derry will go ahead at 7.20pm on Tuesday night.

The place would need a serious rebuilding job before then. They're used to rebuilding in Cork though. They're good at it.

And, of course, the game is going ahead.