Record goalscorer Davy O'Sullivan departs Longford Town

Thu, Nov 30 2017

Credit: Eoin Smith


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Wednesday marked the end of an era at Longford Town FC as all-time record goalscorer Davy O'Sullivan announced his departure from the City Calling Stadium after a five-year long association with the club.


Bursting onto the scene following his arrival from Wayside Celtic in 2013, Davy O'Sullivan, or “Sully" as he was affectionately known as in the Midlands, smashed the club's all-time record goalscoring chart as he racked up a plethora of goals for the Red and Black, 82 in total.


Helping in Longford Town's heroic promotion push of 2014 with a total of 24 league goals en route to the title, O'Sullivan stayed on at the club for De Town's two year stay in the Premier Division.


Having been relegated back to the First Division, “Sully" struggled with form in the early part of the season alongside many of his teammates before injury ruled him out of the majority of the season.


Despite the Wicklow man's injury woes, he did still manage to be the club’s top goalscorer in what was a largely forgetful campaign for the Red and Black army.


Incredibly, O'Sullivan managed to score a hat trick of hat tricks versus Midlands rivals Athlone Town in what was his final season at the club.


Speaking on his departure from the club via his Twitter page, O'Sullivan has thanked all at the club for helping him in his five-year spell.


“I'd like to take this chance to thank everyone in the club, the board, the chairman Jim Hanley and the coaching staff in all you have done for me in my 5 years at the club.


To the fans, thank you for being so welcoming & supportive to me since my arrival at the club and also for your continued support throughout the years during both the good & bad times. It's been a fantastic journey with a brilliantly run club, one I will never forget.”


After five years, 160 appearances and 82 goals for Longford Town FC, O'Sullivan has departed with club records smashed which will probably stay for years to come.