By Adrian DesmondCork City FC continued it`s Investment in the Community programme last weekend by sponsoring a Polish soccer tournament in conjunction with Beamish.The tournament took place out in Nemo Rangers astro turf pitches and the event turned out to be a wonderful success. Over 80 Polish players participated in the tournament and there was a particularly high standard of football throughout the competiton. Cork City FC players Darren Murphy and Admir Softic keenly watched the matches and they were quick to note the high standard of play. Many of the players involved played competitive soccer in Poland before they came to Ireland. Admir Softic, himself from a foreign background commented “the tournament is a fantastic opportunity for foreign players to play the game again and keep fit.” Over 300 spectators keenly watched the qualifying rounds, semi finals and final. Team Corona were eventually victorious, winning the final 2 – 0. Krzysztof Pawlik was the highest scorer in the competition and was also named Player of the Tournament. All the members of the winning team have been invited to Turner`s Cross tonight to celebrate their win. Eric from MyCork Magazine, a Polish magazine produced in Cork, was the main organizer of the tournament.He was so pleased with the great number who participated, the high standard of play and the amazing supporters, who braved the extremes of Irish weather, he has decided to begin a league competition. Cork City FC are delighted to announce they will be sponsoring the competition and are hoping to build a lasting relationship with the Polish community. It seems only a matter of time before a Polish player breaks into the City squad.
Cork City FC united with Polish community
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