SeanFormer Hammer, Sean Maguire has made a perfect start for Cork City by scoring twice at the weekend.

The striker was the difference between the two teams as he helped Cork get off to a winning start at home on the first day of the Irish league.

“Before the game, I would have taken three points and no goals, but scoring two goals in the ‘Shed End’ on my debut is just a bonus, so I’m delighted,” Maguire told reporters.

Coming here, there was a bit of pressure, but I think scoring in the past couple of games has given me confidence and hopefully I can just kick on from here.”

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international added: “I worked really hard in pre-season and John [Caulfield] has shown faith in me, playing me up front on my own with Gav [Holohan] and we’ve formed a good partnership, we know each other really well.”

Cork manager John Caulfield was impressed by his new acquisition.

“It might be a rejuvenated Seanie Maguire and that’s what we want,” Caulfield told reporters after the game. It was two ‘fox in the box’ finishes in a game that was tight and I suppose they were goals out of nothing, which is a credit to Sean. Since he’s come in, his work rate and attitude have been phenomenal. If he keeps working like that, he’ll score goals and that’s what we want.”