Cork City’s Gearóid Morrissey’s future has finally – after much speculation – been confirmed. Morrissey will join the League Two side Cambridge United in January.
Morrissey has come into his own in a Cork City jersey since the beginning of 2014 and played a pivotal role in Cork City’s successes in pushing Dundalk all the way for the Premier Division title.
Manager John Caulfield now has a difficult job to replace a player of the importance of Morrissey, something he was acutely aware of when speaking to corkcityfc.ie,
“We want to wish Gearóid well; he has been a great servant to the club over the last five years. Obviously, we were hoping that he might have stayed, but he had indicated to me a few months ago that he wanted to give full time football in England a go. He was a tremendous guy to have, a great guy around the dressing room and we will miss him.”
“It is disappointing to lose a player of Gearóid’s calibre, but on the plus side we have known about it for the last few months and we have been working actively to find a player to replace him, so come the new year we hope to finalise a deal for a player for his position. It is disappointing, but we have to be proactive and bring someone in to replace him and that is what I intend to do.”
Morrissey will join the U’s in January as they hope to improve on their current position of 12th in League Two. Commenting on the signing on Cambridge’s official website, the club’s Chief Executive said,
“Gearoid is a really talented footballer who first came to our attention last season. We’ve tracked him for over 12 months and have watched him on several occasions.
“There has been some issues to resolve with Cork City which have delayed this announcement, but we are now extremely happy to have completed the signing. Gearoid has great potential, with a number of excellent qualities, and we are excited to bring him to the club.”
@PunditArenaLOI cheers lads
— Gearóid Morrissey (@Gearoid_M) December 22, 2014
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena