Ireland international David Meyler confirms Hull City exit

Wed, May 09 2018

Meyler made 181 appearance in total for the Tigers, scoring 16 goals. Credit: Laszlo Geczo

Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler has confirmed he is to leave Hull City after five-and-a-half years following the expiry of his contract.

"I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the fans at @HullCity for the past 5 and a half years," Meyler said on Twitter.

"It’s been an incredible journey. I’m truly honoured to be part of the most successful period in the clubs history. We’ve made memories together I’ll never forget.

"I’ve been very fortunate to play with some great players in my time at Hull. Also I can’t forget all the people who work behind the scenes thank you for everything!"

 

Corkman Meyler joined the Tigers on loan from Sunderland in November 2012, where he linked up with his former Mackems boss Steve Bruce, before making the move permanent in January.

The 28-year-old helped the Yorkshire side to promotion back to the Premier League in his first season, where they remained for two seasons before suffering relegation.

They were promoted once more the following year and spent another season at the top level before once again facing the drop.

Meyler was part of the Hull side that reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 2014 and competed in the Europa League the following season, losing in the play-off round to Lokeren.

2017-18 saw the midfielder take over penalty-taking duties for the Tigers, and he scored five goals in 30 appearances during the season. He made 181 appearances in total for Hull over the five years, scoring 16 times.

Meyler came through the ranks with Cork City and spent some time with Cobh Ramblers before making the move to Sunderland as an 18-year-old in 2008.