LIMERICK FC have bolstered their squad for the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season with the signing of winger Ian Turner for 2015.
Twenty five-year-old Turner joined Limerick last July on a loan deal from Cork City and made 15 appearances, scoring two goals.
Turner has been training with the squad for the past two weeks and played in the Munster Senior Cup quarter-final win over Leeds.
Now, he has penned a deal ahead of the new season, making the switch permanently from Cork where he had been in the first-team setup since 2009.
The former Wilton United youngster was part of Cork’s First Division-winning squad in 2011. Including last season, he has made 69 top-flight appearances, with 48 starts, over the past three years.
The signing is welcome news for Limerick FC fans who have been growing anxious as the lack of experienced players being added to the squad in the run-up to the start of the new season. Concerns have also been expressed over the club’s finances after a number of administrative staff were let go in the last week.