Limerick FC confirm Shaun Kelly and Paul O’Conor have left the club

Defender Shaun Kelly and midfielder Paul O’Conor are the latest players to leave Limerick, they follow the departures of Chris Mulhall, Ian Turner and Robbie Williams.

Limerick had stated that Kelly, O’Conor and Williams had been placed on the transfer list last week.

O’Conor is expected to link up with former teammate Ian Turner at St Patrick’s Athletic while Kelly has decided to hang up his boots and pursue a new career.

Kelly put pen to paper for the Shannonsiders firstly back in 2011 before a stint at Derry City in 2014, he then returned to the club in 2015 and has been a part of two promotion campaigns.

Last night the Killybegs man had this to say about his time at the club.

“To all at Limerick FC, thank you for the last number of years since I signed in 2011. It’s been a pleasure. The two promotions obviously my highlights.

“But it’s time for a new challenge and a new job in Limerick outside of football for a change.

“No fall-outs, no off-field stories, just people wanting to take different paths in the future, these things happen. I would obviously rather have stayed, but it’s not to be. I’m getting old anyway!

“Excited to start a new career working and playing a bit of ball on the side too sometimes!.

“Limerick is now my home and where my family are living, but now I’ll be supporting the lads in the Markets Field, rather than playing with them.

“I loved every minute of playing for this club. Thank you for some great memories and all the best to everyone at the club.”

 

O’Conor signed for Limerick ahead of the 2015 season, Martin Russel’s men were resigned to relegation that season but the midfielder stayed with the club and played a crucial role in last season’s title winning side.

Both players will no doubt be missed by Limerick FC fans and by their teammates, and with the club failing to bring in any replacements on transfer deadline day it looks as though a relegation scrap could on the horizon.

Here’s another look at Shaun Kelly’s wonder goal from the promotion/relegation playoff final first leg in 2015.

Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.

YouTube privacy policy

If you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.

 

Social Sharing

Posted in

The Soccer Scene EP26 | Treaty halted by Waterford with Cork City on the horizon

Adrian and Noel discuss all things Treaty United in another episode of The Soccer Scene. The Soccer Scene ...
Read More

Limerick District League Fixtures Released

The first fixture list for the 2022/2022 Limerick District League fixture list has been released this evening and ...
Read More

Treaty Narrowly Lose out to Waterford

Treaty United's recent winning run came to a halt on Friday night with a 1-2 home defeat to ...
Read More

Jerry O’Dea Memorial Tournament Takes Place on Sunday

A memorial tournament in honour of Jerry O'Dea will take take place at Pike Rovers Football Club in ...
Read More

Mungret to Host Pat Cotter Memorial Tournament

Mungret Regional are hosting a tournament in memory of club founder Pat Cotter who passed away 3 years ...
Read More

Treaty Welcome Waterford to the Markets Field

Treaty United host Munster rivals Waterford FC on Friday night at the Markets Field in the Airtricity League ...
Read More

Treaty United Draw Maynooth University Town in FAI Cup

Treaty United will play non-league outfit Maynooth University Town away from home in the last 16 of the ...
Read More

WATCH: Ludden- “It was all about getting into the next Round”

Treaty United captain Marc Ludden praised his team's professionalism in the aftermath of the 5-0 victory over Leinster ...
Read More