Limerick FC confirm former star's return

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Shaun Kelly

Shaun Kelly is set to return to Limerick FC

Limerick FC have confirmed the return of Shaun Kelly to the squad. Kelly had been released by Limerick in August of 2017, before signing with local side Ballynanty Rovers in September of the same year. 

In a tweet at the time, Kelly said he was ‘very sad to be leaving’ the Blues, and ‘couldn't have enjoyed my time at Limerick more.’

Donegal native Kelly, along with former team mates Robbie Williams and Paul O’Conor were placed on the transfer list by Limerick FC in July 2017. 

While Williams and O’Conor moved on to other League of Ireland clubs, Kelly indicated that he was excited to ‘start a new career working and playing a bit of ball on the side too sometimes!”

Kelly had returned to Limerick in the summer transfer window of 2015 having first joined the club at the same stage four years earlier.

He previously played with Heart of Midlothian in Scotland and in the League of Ireland with Dundalk and Galway United. In 2014, he moved to Derry City for a 12-month spell.

The full-back made his 100th competitive appearance for Limerick against Cabinteely at the Markets Field in April 2016.

Kelly's signing comes just 24 hours after Limerick announced that they have secured the services of another former player, Sean Russell. For more on that story, click here.