Big blow for Limerick FC as striker Connor Ellis departs club

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Huge blow for Limerick FC

Striker Connor Ellis has left Limerick FC

LIMERICK FC have been dealt a blow ahead of the resumption of the SSE Airtricity League First Division season this Friday with confirmation that striker Connor Ellis has left the club.

Manager Tommy Barrett confirmed Ellis' departure from the club 'by mutual consent' to Leader Sport this week.

Barrett said he was disappointed to see Ellis leave, not just for the goals he scored, but for the overall impact he made in the squad.

Twenty two-year-old Elllis joined Limerick on a two-year deal in January 2018. The striker, who was Tommy Barrett's first signing in his role as Limerick manager, joined the Blues from Cork City where he had made his first-team debut for the Leesiders in 2015 after impressing for the club’s U19 side.

Having had a loan spell with Cobh Ramblers in 2016, Ellis featured regularly for Cork as they won the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and the FAI Cup.

Ellis scored six goals in 15 league appearances for Barrett's Limerick FC side this season.

Limerick, currently in fourth place in the First Division, will host table toppers Shelbourne in a crucial fixture this Friday night, 7.45pm.

This will be the first game back for both sides since the league's mid-season break.