Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club (CRFC) (Irish: Cumann Peile Chóstóirí Chóbh) is an Irish football club in the League of Ireland First Division. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the league 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.

Stephen Henderson guided them to the First Division title for the first time on 10 November 2007, which saw Cobh promoted to the top flight for the first time in 12 years.

Henderson resigned at the end of the 2008 season after Ramblers were relegated from the Premier Division, where the battle went down to the last day and saw UCD, Ramblers and Finn Harps relegated. They subsequently failed to gain a licence for the League of Ireland First Division and thus played in the A Championship. In January 2013, the FAI awarded the club a First Division licence, thus regaining League status after a four-year absence.

On 19 January 2009 it was revealed that Dave Hill would return to the club to replace Henderson as manager.  The club have a very successful under-2s team. They won the under-19 Southern Division in the 2011–12 season and were promoted to the Elite Division.

The Football Association of Ireland on 24 January 2013 announced that Cobh Ramblers had been awarded a licence by the Independent Club Licensing Committee to compete in the 2013 Airtricity League First Division.

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