Historical Match Programmes — Gerry Desmond Archive

Cork City Libraries has digitised a large collection of match programmes, dating back to the mid-1940s, featuring some of the most famous soccer clubs in the city's history. Each programme is viewable as an interactive flippingbook page turner and as a downloadable PDF. 

We are indebted to librarian Gerry Desmond for permitting us to digitize these match memorabilia from his personal archive, painstakingly collected and preserved over a lifetime's passion for everything related to football, and for making his collection digitally accessible to all. 

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The John Cummins Collection

The selection of programmes listed below were kindly donated by the family of the late John Cummins. Cork City Libraries would like to thank Roy Cummins for making them available for digitisation.

Cork United AFC 1947

Cork United AFC - FAI Cup Final 1947 (Versus Bohemian AFC)


Cork Athletic AFC

 Home Matches  Date
 Cork Athletic V Everton  15-05-1949
 Cork Athletic V Hull City  24-05-1949
 Cork Athletic V Dundalk  26-03-1950
 Cork Athletic V Transport  22-03-1953
 Cork Athletic V Bohemians  29-11-1953
 Cork Athletic V Portvale  16-05-1954
 Cork Athletic V Evergreen United  16-01-1955
 Cork Athletic V Evergreen United  09-10-1955
 Away Matches  Date
 Waterford V Cork Athletic  16-10-1945
 Waterford V Cork Athletic  29-08-1954


Evergreen United

 Home Matches  Date
 Evergreen United V Cork Athletic  22-11-1953
 Evergreen United V Shamrock Rovers  10-01-1954
 Evergreen United V Sligo Rovers  20-11-1955
 Away Matches  Date
 Cork Athletic V Evergreen United  16-01-1955
 Cork Athletic V Evergreen United  09-10-1955
 Drumcondra V Evergreen United  01-02-1959


Cork Hibernians

Home Matches Date
 Cork Hibernians V Glasgow Celtic  02-08-1970
Away Matches Date
 St. Patrick's Athletic V Cork Hibernians  28-03-1959


Cork City

Home Matches Date
 Cork City FC V Bohemians  28-01-1940


FAI Cup Finals

 Teams  Date
 Bohemians V Cork United  20-04-1947
 Cork Athletic V Transport  23-04-1950
 Cork Athletic V Shelbourne  22-04-1951
 Cork Athletic V Dundalk  20-04-1952
 Cork Athletic V Evergreen United  26-04-1953
 Cork Athletic V Shamrock Rovers  29-04-1956
 Shelbourne V Cork Hibernians  24-04-1960
 Cork Hibernians V Shelbourne  21-04-1963


Testimonial - Friendly - Miscellaneous

 Teams  Date
 Cork Athletic Selected V Middlesborough - Florrie Burke's Benefit  11-05-1952
 Blackburn Rovers V Luton Town - Grand Charity Game  02-05-1954
 Bristol Rovers V Munster FA Selected - Cork Churches Appeal  09-05-1954
 Kilkenny Selected V Cork Selected - Pavillion Opening at Newpark  10-05-1959
 International XI V League of Ireland XI - Jackie Morley Benefit  25-05-1964

Blackburn Rovers 1954

The Blackburn team that faced Luton Town in the Mardyke, Cork in May 1954

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