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In pics: Celebrations in Cork as Premier Division title returns to Leeside

Tonight’s 0-0 draw with Derry City was enough for Cork City to be crowned champions.

The damage caused to the Derrynane Stand at Turner’s Cross by Storm Ophelia was cleared in time for kick-off…

A view of the damaged stand in Turner's Cross Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

With the subsequently reduced capacity, tickets were particularly hard to come by…

Game Sold Out signs outside Turner's Cross Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The Cross was buzzing…

Two teams make their way out Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Shed was lit up…

Cork City fans hold lights during the game Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The teams couldn’t be separated…

Steven Beattie with Ronan Curtis tussle on the sideline

But that was enough for Cork City…

Alan Bennett, Conor McCormack and Gearoid Morrissey celebrate winning the league Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The celebrations began…

Cork's fans celebrate winning the league Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

After finishing second for three years in a row, it was a sweet success for manager John Caulfield…

John Caulfield celebrates at the final whistle Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The fans made their way onto the pitch…

CorkÕs City fans invade the pitch at the end of the game Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

Conor McCormack, Garry Buckley and Greg Bolger savoured the celebrations…

Conor McCormack, Garry Buckley and Greg Bolger celebrate winning the league Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

And they continued in the dressing room…

Cork celebrate in the dressing room after winning The SSE Airtricity League Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Draw with Derry sees Cork City clinch first Premier Division title in 12 years

‘Whoever we got was going to be tough but I think most people were hoping for that’

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