Limerick have announced that midfielder Eoin Wearen has signed from Bohemians ahead of the 2018 season.
The 25-year-old central midfielder has signed for the Blues on a one-year deal after an injury ridden spell at the Dublin club.
Wearen played his youth football at St. Kevins Boys before making the move to London in the shape of West Ham United in 2008.
Despite progressing through the West Ham academy, Wearen suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury in 2012.
He was eventually deemed surplus to requirements under new boss – and former Limerick manager – Sam Allardyce in 2013.
He made the move back to his local League of Ireland club Bohemians in 2014 and made 21 appearances in his debut season.
The Glasnevin native had a brief spell with Sligo Rovers in the first half of 2015 before resigning with the Gypsies in July of that year.
Wearen went on to make a further 38 appearances for the club but was struck down once again by another cruciate ligament injury in his other knee.
He spent the 2017 season recovering from this ACL injury and made his return to the pitch in the final game of Bohs season, in a 3-1 victory over Finn Harps.
The Dubliner took to Twitter to share his delight at signing for Limerick, saying it's a “massive year for the club and myself personally after a nightmare 2017 with an injury that ruled me out for the entire season”.
Delighted to have signed for @LimerickFCie....massive year coming up for both the club and myself personally after a nightmare 2017 with an injury that ruled me out for the entire season. Can’t wait to get going now! Thanks everyone for the messages https://t.co/1mVuKMAthI— Eoin Wearen (@EWearen) January 17, 2018
Wearen became the second signing under new boss Tommy Barrett, after the club announced the capture of Connor Ellis from Cork City at Wednesday afternoon’s press conference.