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There was good and bad news for two Irish internationals at Hull today

Liam Rosenior, Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Harper and Joe Dudgeon are among those released.

McShane made 136 appearances for Hull.
McShane made 136 appearances for Hull.
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Updated at 11.53

THERE WERE CONTRASTING emotions for two Irish internationals at recently-relegated Hull today.

Stephen Quinn has been offered a new deal by the club, however long-serving defender Paul McShane is among the players being released by the team, who finished 18th in the Premier League this season.

McShane, Liam Rosenior, Yannick Sagbo, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Harper and Joe Dudgeon will all part ways with Steve Bruce’s side, the club have confirmed.

Meanwhile, in addition to Quinn, Alex Bruce has also been offered a new contract.

It is a big blow for 29-year-old Wicklow native McShane, who made 20 Premier League appearances this season and was named man-of-the-match in their final game against Man United.

Manager Steve Bruce paid tribute to McShane, among others, after the announcement that the defender’s seven-year stay at the club was coming to an end.

“Regrettably, following relegation, we have made the decision to release the majority of those players whose contracts have expired. We would like to place on record our thanks for the service they have given to the club, particularly our two longest serving players Liam Rosenior and Paul McShane. Both players have been outstanding for us and they leave with our very best wishes for their futures.

“The aim now is to retain as many of the remaining squad as possible and look to add some new faces this summer as we bid to compete at the top end of the Championship and bounce straight back into the top flight.”

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