St Colman’s Park Upgrade

The Board of Cobh Ramblers FC are delighted to announce that the transformative installation of a new state-of-the-art astroturf pitch, new LED floodlighting and new pitch surround has commenced at St Colman’s Park.

Chairman Bill O’Leary – “This timely and very positive development makes total operational, financial, and strategic sense for the club. It saves us money, facilitates our growth in terms of playing numbers, opens our facility to the community and will allow our teams to play football the way we like to play it.  I would like to express sincere thanks to all of the board and volunteers, the Government, Sinead Sheppard and the local council, Simon Coveney, James O’Connor, Doyle Shipping Group, Port of Cork, Alan Bardsley and Cunneen Premier Locksmiths for supporting this development. We would also like to thank the football Association of Ireland and Clann Credo who have been integral in ensuring we were able to proceed with the project”.

Thomas Byrne TD – “Cobh Ramblers has a longstanding and proud history and in looking to the future, I am delighted to see facilities being put in place, which will facilitate the growth of the club. As Sports Minister, I am determined to see sustained investment in our sporting facilities, and I am glad that my department supported this project under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. I was delighted to recently meet with members of Cobh Ramblers, and I want to commend everyone involved in this project and wish the club every success for the future.”

 Mark Farrell Board Member – “The beginning of the project work in St Colman’s Park represents another important step in the club’s history. It comes on the back of a lot of hard work by so many brilliant volunteers. Having seen the benefits of the Stephen Ireland Astro Turf at Old Church Park in the increased contact time for kids and adults alike, these works at Cobh Ramblers will only serve to further increase contact time for players and ultimately lead to better levels of skill and performances for the teams in the town as well as making for a better match experience for fans and players alike”.

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard Local Councillor – “Cobh Municipal Council are delighted to play a part in the upgrade of St Colman’s Park grounds The funding allocated by the Cobh Municipal Council towards ongoing works recognises the wonderful facility and Club we have here in Cobh”.

Cllr. Cathal Rasmussen – “I am delighted to see the progress that the club continue to make both on and off the field and this development will help provide state of the art facilities for the club and all their players. I commend the club and its officials for taking this huge step and as a local councillor I am delighted that Cork County Council continues to support the club.”

The club has agreed with the Munster FA, Cork City FC and the League of Ireland to play some of our opening home games for the 2024 season at Turners Cross as the development timeline will likely run into the start of the new campaign. We look forward to making other exciting announcements in the near future.

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.