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Limerick part company with manager Martin Russell following lacklustre start to the season

Limerick have just two wins from their opening six games.

Martin Russell has been with the club for four years.
Martin Russell has been with the club for four years.
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LIMERICK FOOTBALL CLUB today announced the departure of Martin Russell as manager just six games into the 2017 season.

In a statement the club says Russell, who joined in 2014, has parted company “by mutual consent”.

Limerick currently sit eighth in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table with seven points from six games but enjoyed notable success under Russell last season when they won the First Division title and reached the final of the EA Sports Cup.

However, a poor strike rate in the top flight has put paid to his time at the club:

In a statement issued by the Munster side today, they say his role in helping the club will not be forgotten:

“All at Limerick FC wish to thank Martin for his tremendous contribution to the club’s development since joining in 2014, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for his hard work and commitment throughout that time.

His role in winning the First Division last year in such spectacular fashion, as well as reaching the final of the EA Sports Cup, will not be forgotten and secures his place in our club’s history.

“He will always be warmly welcomed back to the Markets Field.”

While Russell himself added:

“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Pat O’Sullivan for the opportunity to have managed Limerick Football Club.

“I would also like to wish everyone at the club, players and staff, the very best for the future in driving the club forward to achieve their goals.”

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