Blow for Limerick FC as Craig Curran set to leave

Striker Craig Curran looks set to leave Limerick FC this week
STRUGGLING Limerick FC look set to be dealt a major blow ahead of three crucial home Premier Division fixtures with exciting striker Craig Curran looking set to leave the club in mid-season.

STRUGGLING Limerick FC look set to be dealt a major blow ahead of three crucial home Premier Division fixtures with exciting striker Craig Curran looking set to leave the club in mid-season.

An announcement on Curran’s future at Limerick had been expected yesterday after the striker did not feature for the Blues in their disappointing 1-0 League defeat to Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday night.

That statement from the club on Curran’s future was not issued yesterday, however.

In a tweet sent on Friday, 24-year-old Curran, who initially joined Limerick on loan in February 2013 before making a permanent move to Shannonside last July, said he hoped fans would understand that he couldn’t talk about his situation at Limerick FC, adding that whether he stayed or lef,t he has had ‘a fantastic time. Fans have been unbelievable.’

Speaking about Curran’s position at the club last weekend, manager Stuart Taylor said: “He (Craig Curran) is currently speaking closely with the club and a statement will follow early next week once those discussions are complete.

“Out of respect to both parties in what are personal discussions between an employer and employee, I can’t go into any of those details.”

However, sources indicate that Curran looks likely to leave the Premier Division club this week. Second-from-bottom Limerick face Dundalk at Thomond Park on Friday, 7.45pm.