Limerick FC sack manager Pat Scully

LIMERICK FC have this Thursday afternoon parted ways with manager Pat Scully.

LIMERICK FC have this Thursday afternoon parted ways with manager Pat Scully.

Confirmation of the shock move came following a meeting of the board of the senior soccer club this morning.

However, details of the surprise move remain unclear. Pat Scully confirmed to Leader Sport that he has parted ways with the club, but refused to comment further.

The development comes just weeks after Scully guided the Super Blues back into the top flight of the Airtricty League.

Two weeks ago, assistant manager Mark Dempsey also parted company with the club.

Scully was appointed Limerick FC manager in March 2009 and in September 2011 his contract was extended by two years.

Last month, Scully’s Limerick FC were crowned First Division champions.

Earlier this weeks, Limerick’s Rory Gaffeny was named as Player of the Year at the PFAI awards.

Limerick FC also dominated the division’s 2012 Team of the Year, with five representatives - captain Pat Purcell, Shane Tracy, Joe Gamble, Stephen Bradley, and Rory Gaffney.

The departure of Scully and Dempsey comes as speculation continues regarding Limerick’s home ground for the 2013 season.

It is understood that the club are in discussions with Thomond Park as Jackman Park required much investment to meet licensing requirements for the Premier Division.

Limerick are to return to the Markets Field, but that now appears unlikely to happen in time for the start of the new season next spring.