As the city of Cork braces itself for the big match versus the visiting Premiership big boys of West Ham United, older footie fans will recall when the Hammers were heavily populated by Corkonians. During the early 1950s Cork produced a fine crop of top class players and the East London club were only too pleased snap up the talent from the Rebel county.
|Frank relaxes with a read of his favourite Hammers fanzine
Sadly, Only Frank O’Farrell is still with us and currently the oldest Hammer alive at 85 years. No doubt all will be remembered at the pre-match banquet at the Silver springs tonight – see you there boy!