Damien Delaney departs from Waterford

Damien Delaney departs from Waterford
Cork City's Garry Comerford goes past Waterford's Damien Delaney. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

FORMER Cork City centre-back Damien Delaney has left Waterford.

The veteran defender had switched to City's Munster rivals at the start of the season and was their ever-present captain this term.

He was capped nine times by the senior Republic of Ireland team and made 130 appearances for Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The Leesider, who played minor football for Cork as well as soccer underage with Cork City City, spent 18 years playing in England, with Palace, Ipswich Town, QPR, Hull, and Leicester City, before joining Cork City and then Waterford FC.

Waterford manager Alan Reynolds: "I want to thank Damien for everything he's done at the club this season since he joined.

"He's been great helping the younger players and a great guy to have around the squad. His experience has helped the whole squad and I’m grateful for him coming down to play for the club.

“Everyone at Waterford FC wishes him all the best for the future."

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