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Squad update: Kavanagh & Rainsford depart

Cork City FC can confirm that John Kavanagh and Darragh Rainsford have both left the club.

Kavanagh joined the club at underage level from Ringmahon Rangers, captaining the Under 19s to national league success before graduating to the first team squad, making his debut in 2012. The defender made over 50 first team appearances for the club, as well as having had loan spells at Cobh Ramblers, Waterford and Finn Harps.

Head Coach John Cotter commented: “Kav has been with the club a long time, but he has been out on loan for the last couple of years and is moving on now to look for a regular place elsewhere. He’s a great lad who has been very strong and determined in the face of a nasty injury that sidelined him for quite a while. Everyone at the club has a lot of time for Kav, and we wish him the very best of luck for the future.”

Rainsford joined City ahead of the 2019 season from Pike Rovers, and has made 10 league appearances. Speaking about the departure of the attacker, Cotter said: “Darragh came in ahead of the season and has been a good guy around the club, but he has found his opportunities limited. He has decided to move back home to Limerick, so we thank him for his time here and we wish him the best of luck for the future.”

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