Thursday 20 July 2017

Shamrock Rovers terminate Gavin Brennan's contract following social media outburst

24 June 2016; Kevin OConnor of Cork City in action against Gavin Brennan of Shamrock Rovers during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game between Shamrock Rovers and Cork City at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
24 June 2016; Kevin OConnor of Cork City in action against Gavin Brennan of Shamrock Rovers during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game between Shamrock Rovers and Cork City at Tallaght Stadium in Tallaght, Dublin. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

Shamrock Rovers have announced that the contract of midfielder Gavin Brennan has been terminated by mutual agreement.

The versatile player was frustrated by his lack of opportunities under caretaker boss Stephen Bradley and lashed out on social media during last Friday's 5-0 FAI Cup defeat to Cork City.

 On his Twitter account, Brennan today confirmed that his time at the club had come to an end.

 He wrote: "Today I've left Shamrock Rovers. Fully enjoyed my time there under Pat Fenlon. Wish the lads tat (sic) play there all the best in the future."

 The departed player then added that he had gone from playing every week to being left in the stands with 'no explanation' and quipped that if he had stayed another week, he probably would have been asked to pay in.

 Brennan's initial Twitter outburst led to some frank exchanges with supporters. He said that he might have made the bench if he was 19 years of age, a reference to Bradley's policy of promoting youth players since taking over from Fenlon.

 His brother Killian is still involved in the first team squad at Tallaght.

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