Former Irish international, Damien Delaney has left Cork City after the player and club mutually agreed to terminate his contract.
The Cork native returned to the League of Ireland club in July, 20 years after moving to England where he represented, Hull City, Queens Park Rangers, and Crystal Palace among many others.
Delaney released a statement via CorkCity.ie thanking the club and fans for welcoming him back to the club and letting him fulfil a long-time ambition of returning to where he started.
“I would like to thank everyone associated with Cork City for helping me to fulfil my long-held ambition to come back and play for the club again. John Caulfield gave me that opportunity, and I am eternally grateful to him, his staff and my team mates. The chance to play European football at Turner’s Cross was a big box ticked for me, and I am delighted to have had that opportunity. I would like to wish John, his staff and the team the very best of luck for the future.”
Cork City boss, John Caulfield also paid tribute to Delaney who he described as having a big impact around the club since joining.
“On behalf of the management and everyone at the club, I would like to thank Damien for his time at the club. He had a big impact around the club in his time here, and we all wish him the very best of luck for the future.”