Here's the volley that sealed another famous European victory for Cork City

Kevin O’Connor’s deflected first-half strike gave the Leesiders a 1-0 win over Swedish Cup holders BK Hacken.

Kevin O’Connor celebrates scoring a goal Cork City's Kevin O'Connor celebrates his winner against BK Hacken. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

CORK CITY BOOKED a meeting with KRC Genk of Belgium in the third qualifying round of the Europa League last night at Turner’s Cross, where Kevin O’Connor scored the only goal of the game to give his side a 2-1 aggregate win against Swedish side BK Hacken.

O’Connor pounced late in the 25th minute, volleying home Greg Bolger’s free-kick with the help of a deflection off Hacken defender Emil Wahlstrom.

The game wasn’t televised but RTÉ have uploaded the goal today. Here’s the strike that helped City to eliminate a Swedish team from European competition for the third time in the club’s history…

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