Ramblers add James McCarthy for 2021

Cobh Ramblers FC are pleased to announce the signing of defender James McCarthy from Munster Senior League side Midleton for the 2021 League of Ireland season.

James has spent the past number of seasons at Munster Senior League Premier Division side Midleton FC, and captained their side in the most recent league campaign, which saw them lead the table prior to its disruption due to Covid-19. The 26 year old was a key player in their 2017/18 MSL title victory, and has also played a vital role in their FAI Intermediate Cup runs in recent years. James plays predominately as a right back.


“It’s great to be here. The overall team target is the play-offs and promotion. Personally myself, I want to be up there putting myself in contention to start and play every week, and show that I’m able for this level. I’ve been training a few weeks now and I’ve definitely noticed the intensity in training. Every session, every drill you have to be on it every night.

“When I first saw the fixture list, obviously the derby with Cork stood out. There won’t be supporters allowed in for a while sadly and I can only imagine what it would be like with fans at the games. St Colman’s would be rocking and hopefully it’ll be sooner rather than later that we get to see that.”

James becomes the third new arrival at the club, following the announcements of Cian Murphy and Jake Hegarty yesterday. Keep an eye on all things Ramblers for further news in the coming days!

Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club is an Irish football club. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the League of Ireland in 1985, hails from Cobh, County Cork and play their home matches at St. Colman's Park. The club's colours are claret and blue.