Johnny Dunleavy has announced he is set to depart Cork City and in typical fashion paid a fitting tribute to the club and supporters who have followed him for the last seven years.
The defender joined Cork City in 2012 following spells across the water with Wolves and Barnet.
The Donegal defender eventually returned to play in the League of Ireland with the Leesiders and went on to captain the club for a number of years.
Dunleavy made 124 appearances for Cork City, scoring four goals in that time, however, his spell at the club was hampered by a number of devastating injuries.
The fans favourite released a lengthy statement via Twitter this evening in which he thanked the club and supporters for making his time in Cork special.
He also paid tribute to the club’s medical staff who put in tireless work to get Dunleavy back on the playing pitch.
Dunleavy also paid tribute to current manager John Caulfield who delivered on his promise to win trophies and helped Dunleavy through the good times and the bad.
You can read Johnny Dunleavy’s statement in full below.
— Johnny Dunleavy (@Johnny_Dunleavy) December 6, 2018