For a club founded as recently as 1984, City's brief history is made all the more compelling by the club's progressive ownership structure on the back of a tumultuous turn of the decade, which saw the club's holding company wound up by the courts.
Following a fan-led legal battle to win back the rights to the name 'Cork City Football Club' and a brief spell in Ireland's second tier, the Rebels - on the back of two years as Premier Division runners-up - will fancy their chances to go one better than recent rivals Dundalk come October.
Indeed, League of Ireland maestro John Dodge tipped Cork as champions and broke down the rest of the League of Ireland season on our daily podcast, The Racket, ahead of kick-off on Friday evening.
— Dodge (@seidodge) March 5, 2016
Meanwhile, Copa 90 are back with another excellent video entry (trust us, there's a reason why these lads have over a million subscribers on Youtube), where they name six European football clubs that they recommend people to visit should they get the chance.
The list doesn't include St. Pauli, thankfully, but alongside Cork are the likes of Union Berlin and Wiener Sportklub. You can check out their full video below.
H/T: Copa 90