Cork City goalkeeper Mark McNulty has re-signed for the Rebel Army ahead of 2015.
McNulty was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the league last term, having been included in the PFAI Team of the Year for 2014. McNulty signs on a new two-year deal with the Leesiders.
Manager John Caulfield commenting on the signing said that,
“Mark got on the team of the year and had probably his best season for the club so far. Phil Harrington came in last year, and I have no doubt he has brought Mark to a different level. If we are keeping clean sheets, then our chances of winning trophies are much greater.”
“He’s a vital person to us and, at his age, he is in his prime as a goalkeeper and he has a good few years to go. I am hoping that he can push on and keep up the high level of performance that he showed last year.”
Having been crucial to City’s defensive successes last term, being part of the second best defence in the league, McNulty was more than happy to have signed back.
“I’m absolutely delighted. I had another year to run on my contract, but John gave me a call and asked me if I would be happy to extend it. I’m delighted to continue working with John and hopefully next season will be a league winning season.”
“In 2014 our aim was to get European football, in 2015 I think our aim should be to win the league; I can’t see why we can’t win it, we have a strong squad, we have nearly everyone signed back from last year and John has brought in some very good signings.”
European football is back at Turner’s Cross and is something McNulty is relishing.
“It would be nice to go somewhere I haven’t been already in the last twelve or thirteen years I’ve been with the club. Hopefully, whoever we get, we will have a crack off them and then get a big crowd back to Turner’s Cross like there always is for the European games; there’s nothing better, nothing more special and it’s something I can’t wait for.”
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena