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Connor Clarifies O’Callaghan Departure

First Team News
// 23 May 2009

Sean Connor has spoken of his regret at losing George O’Callaghan just four months into the season. Speaking to the Dundalk FC Magazine, the Dundalk manager said: “George came back to Ireland with the best of intentions. We all wanted to see the best of George and I know that George wanted to let his football do his talking here at Oriel Park. Unfortunately, George has found it hard to settle back in Ireland. It’s very sad that some people preyed on George’s personal problems and made life difficult for him. Myself and George discussed the situation two weeks ago. We came to the agreement that his health, family life and career would be better served outside the League of Ireland. He was a pleasure to work with. He was a good trainer and a good character to have around the club. During our discussions I was very aware of his role as a father and husband. And as such his privacy needed to be a priority.

Clarification

“I would like to make perfectly clear – in spite of some comments – that at no stage did myself and George have a falling out. We always had a very good player-manager relationship. I hope all Dundalk fans join me in wishing George all the best in his future career”.

You can read Sean Connor’s full article in the Dundalk FC Magazine on sale at the Sligo game.