Dubai bound Browne a ‘huge’ loss to Limerick footballers

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

Paudie Browne
LIMERICK football manager John Brudair has described the loss of Paudie Browne as “huge”.

LIMERICK football manager John Brudair has described the loss of Paudie Browne as “huge”.

The vastly experienced Abbeyfeale man departed to Dubai last week and will miss Limerick’s championship campaign.

“He is a huge loss in terms of his overall experience and the fact that he was playing superb football for us in the league,” said Brudair of his centre back, who played every minute of Limerick’s seven games in Division Three of the Allianz League.

“It takes away a central player for us and reduces our defensive options and competition in that area,” outlined the Limerick boss.

“He is a great footballer but also a great character that is light hearted around the place and then serious once the game starts so he will be very much missed.”

But Brudair praised the Fr Caseys club-man for committing to Limerick until the en of the league.

“He was hoping to get a teaching job around Limerick but it didn’t materialise in time but in fairness to him he stayed with us until the end of the league and was super for us.”

Brudair reports that all of his 30-man championship panel have emerged injury free from the league.

Preparations for the championship on May 23 against Clare in Ennis, see the senior panel work hand-in-hand with Diarmuid Sheedy’s junior panel.