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18th Oct 2017

What A Turnaround – Jubilant Scenes At Cork City Just A Day After Ophelia Wrecked The Stadium

James Fenton

Ireland is still reeling from the path of destruction left by Storm Ophelia on Monday but for one of its most high-profile victims, it might seem like it never happened. 

Cork City’s Turners Cross Stadium took an absolute battering, with the roof of its Derrynane Stand collapsing. The Rebel Army were due to take on Derry City at the ground on Monday and the decision was rightly made to postpone the game.

Perhaps surprisingly, the match was rearranged for just 24 hours later and it was a different scene altogether as Cork clinched their first League Of Ireland title since 2005 with a 0-0 draw. It’s fair to say Ophelia became a distant memory as fans spilled onto the pitch to celebrate with their heroes. Take a look below, courtesy of RTÉ Soccer.

After a devastating start to the week, the city of Cork will no doubt be celebrating for quite some time. 

City even got a long-distance message of congrats from the one and only Alf Stewart from ‘Home And Away’.

Well done to manager John Caulfield and all involved on a night to remember for Cork City.

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