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'I'll be back at the Cross next season so go easy on me' - Cork midfielder confirms departure

Gavan Holohan says he is leaving the Leesiders after two “frustrating” but also “hugely enjoyable” years with the club.

Gavan Holohan joined Cork from Drogheda in 2014.
Gavan Holohan joined Cork from Drogheda in 2014.
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CORK CITY MIDFIELDER Gavan Holohan has confirmed he is set to leave the club.

The midfielder, who was on the bench at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday as Cork won the FAI Cup for the third time in their history, confirmed the news on Twitter.

The 24-year-old caught the eye early on in his career playing youth football in Kilkenny. He joined Hull in 2008 but ultimately failed to break into the first team and after trials with Carlisle and Hibernian in addition to a brief spell at Alfreton Town, he joined Drogheda in 2013.

After impressing with the Drogs, Holohan then signed for John Caulfield’s side in November 2014, but now leaves the club after two “frustrating” but also “hugely enjoyable” years with the club.

His statement in full reads: ‘It’s with a heavy heart to say that I’ve decided to leave Cork City.

After two frustrating years on a personal level but two hugely enjoyable years also, I felt a fresh start was needed.

“After meeting with the manager and expressing this to him, he understood my want to go play more regular football elsewhere, which I appreciate.

It’s been an absolute pleasure to play for such a great club and I want to thank all members of staff, my teammates and most importantly, the incredible fans for their support.

“I’d like to wish the club every success in the future. I’ll never forget the celebrations for the goal on Sunday. I’ll be back at the Cross next season so go easy on me.”

Holohan’s next destination has yet to be confirmed, though the player was linked with a move to Derry City last year.

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