Former Carlisle United winger John O'Sullivan has returned to Ireland and joined Bohemian FC.

O'Sullivan, who signed a three-year deal with League One side Accrington Stanley last summer, made the decision after he and his partner welcomed their first child earlier this year.

The 28-year-old said a desire to be closer to friends and family was behind the move.

"Me and my partner had a baby a few months ago and it was a bit of a scary time, so we've decided to move home to be around our friends and family," he said, speaking to Accrington's official website.

"Accrington will always hold a special place in my heart and I can't speak highly enough of Coley, he's been there for me throughout my whole career.

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"He and the club have very kindly allowed me to join Bohemian, it's been one of the toughest decisions I've ever had to make but one that I have to for me and my family.

"I'll always follow Accy and it's always been my home, so I just want to say thanks to everyone associated with the club."

O'Sullivan joined the Blues in January 2017 after being released by Blackburn Rovers, and spent eighteen months at Brunton Park.

He scored a memorable goal against Exeter City in the League Two play-offs, and made 42 appearances during his time in Cumbria.

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