UCD have announced that they've parted company with manager Collie O'Neill in a statement released tonight. 

The news comes with UCD sitting bottom of the Airtricity League Premier Division and three days after a 10-1 loss to Bohemians in Dalymount Park. 

The Drogheda native was appointed UCD manager in 2015, guiding the team to promotion and the First Division title in 2018. 

They started their Premier Division campaign promisingly but suffered during the transfer window, losing key players Gary O'Neill and Neil Farrugia.

They've since fallen behind Finn Harps and barring a turnaround appear set for relegation.

Here's the statement from the club tonight. 

"UCD AFC can tonight confirm that we have parted company with our First Team manager Collie O'Neill with immediate effect.

"We would like to thank Collie for his hard work and contribution to the club since joining the club as first team coach in 2011 before taking over as our first team manager ahead of the 2015 season, with the highlights being our 2015 Europa League campaign, and of course last season's First Division title winning campaign.

"We would like to wish Collie the best of luck and success in the future.

"The club will be making no further comment at this stage and is currently reviewing its managerial options."

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