Limerick Football Club have confirmed that Pat Scully has been relieved of his duties as manager of the club.
Former Huddersfield Town player Scully had been in charge of the club since 2009 and had recently guided the club to promotion after a 19-year spell in the First Division. However, the Limerick board opted to part ways with the manager.
Chairman Pat O'Sullivan refused to reveal the details behind the decision to remove Scully from the post, but stressed that the club would seek to replace the 42-year-old, 'promptly'.
"I can confirm that Limerick FC have parted company with Pat Scully," O'Sullivan said. "As a club, we wish Pat well in his career and we move on.
He added: "We’ll be advertising the position promptly to fill the manager’s role ahead of the new season in the Premier Division.
"I’ve no interest, with due respects, to get into a discussion on how we came to the decision. As a board, we made the decision."
Meanwhile, according to the Irish Independent, Limerick have held discussions with Munster Rugby over the possible use of Thomond Park in 2013.
The 22,000 capacity stadium has been suggested as a venue for their Airtricity League Premier Division games, with current ground, Jackman Park unlikely to meet licensing requirements.