Ramblers to host Preston North End

Cobh Ramblers Football Club are delighted to announce a friendly with Preston North End.

The clash with the English Football League Championship side will take place at St Colman’s Park on Tuesday the 17th of July, with a 7pm kick off.

Alex Neil’s squad contains a number of former League of Ireland stars, including former Cork City players Seáni Maguire, Alan Browne, Kevin O’Connor and Daryl Horgan, while Shamrock Rovers striker and Ireland international Graham Burke will join the ranks at Deepdale in July.

Speaking on the announcement, Cobh Ramblers Football Club Chairman Michael O’Donovan said “We’re delighted to host Preston North End, a club with strong League of Ireland Connections.

“And of couse it gives the wider Cork football community a chance to see Seani Maguire back on Leeside!”

Ramblers senior team manager Stephen Henderson said “We are very pleased to host Preston North End in a friendly at St Colman’s Park.

“The interest in the game should be huge, as it brings Seani back to Cork, along with a number of other League of Ireland players who have made a big impact at this hugely respected Championship club.

“It could also be the case that their latest Irish addition Graham Burke could make his debut for North End at St Colman’s Park!

“My brother Wayne has always said that he enjoyed his football most when at Preston, so from a personal perspective I’m looking forward to what should be a very enjoyable game against a team that looked after my brother so well, and a team that will be challenging for promotion next season”.

Tickets for the game will be available from Cobh Ramblers, and on Ticketmaster.ie in due course.

Cobh Ramblers vs Preston North End, Tuesday July 14th, St Colman’s Park, 7pm kick off.

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.