OFFICIAL: Limerick land Turner, O'Connor & Clarke

The Shannonsiders have been boosted with the addition of three new players as they look to bolster their squad for the upcoming Premier Division campaign

Martin Russell has added three new faces to his Limerick squad ahead of the 2017 League of Ireland season.

The 2016 First Division champions announced the signing of Ian Turner, David O'Connor and goalkeeper Brendan Clarke on Saturday as Russell looks to strengthen his team for the upcoming Premier Division campaign.

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Turner returns to Markets Field for his second spell after enduring a frustrating season back at Cork City in 2016. The 27-year-old scored eight goals in 32 league appearances for Limerick in 2015, but made just 14 league appearances for Cork last season, three of which were starts.

2017 League of Ireland Premier Division transfers

O'Connor arrives at Limerick from Shamrock Rovers, where he spent the last three seasons. The 25-year-old defender, who previously played for UCD, found his first-team opportunities at Tallaght Stadium limited and made a total of 40 Premier Division appearances during his three years in south Dublin.

Clarke, meanwhile, ends a five-year spell at St Patrick's Athletic to join Limerick. The 31-year-old goalkeeper made 29 league appearances for the Saints in 2016 as they finished seventh in the Premier Division and will renew acquaintances with Russell, having previously worked together at Richmond Park.

Elsewhere, Longford Town have announced the signing of Dylan McGlade ahead of the upcoming season. The 21-year-old midfielder leaves St Patrick's Athletic in order to join Alan Mathews side as they look to bounce back into the Premier Division on their first attempt.

As well as St Pat's, the Republic of Ireland youth international counts Middlesbrough and Shelbourne among his former clubs.

Further south, Cobh Ramblers and Wexford Youths have also been busy bolstering their squads, with Wexford confirming that Andrew O'Connor has committed for another campaign.

Cobh have tied down the trio of Stephen Christopher, Cian Kingston and James McSweeney.