By Shane McNamara
The people of Limerick turned out in huge numbers on Wednesday afternoon at O’Mahony’s book shop to meet former Liverpool and Ireland international midfielder Jason McAteer.
The O’Connell street venue played host to a meet and greet event which coincided with the launch of his autobiography “Blood, Sweat & McAteer: A Footballer’s Story”.
Fans waited in line for upwards of an hour for a brief meet and greet session plus a signing of the new book. McAteer said that he was happy to be in Limerick and that he likes the city.
McAteer played over 50 times for Ireland during a 10-year international career. He began his football career at non-league Marine FC.
From there he went to Bolton Wanderers before making his dream move to Liverpool in 1995. McAteer also went on to play for Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and Tranmere Rovers before he retired in 2007.
“Blood, Sweat & McAteer: A Footballer’s Story”, chronicles Jason’s life and career in his own words. From his humble beginnings to the honour of playing in two World Cups for Ireland as well as his own personal problems after his career ended.
McAteer leaves no stone unturned in this candid and honest autobiography which is available in O’Mahony’s as well as other retailers.