Tomer Chencinski has parted ways with Shamrock Rovers with a "heavy heart" as goalkeeper and club agreed to terminate the Canada international's contract by mutual consent.

Chencinski joined the club in 2017 and kept 17 clean sheets in 49 appearances, including two in last year’s Europa League win over Stjarnan, and helped the Hoops finish third in the league. 

"It has not been an easy decision, but with a heavy heart I say goodbye to Shamrock Rovers," said the departing keeper on social media.

Chencinski began the season as first choice but also faced competition from Kevin Horgan, who also enjoyed a spell in the first team throughout the first half of the season.

Rovers manager then handed 16-year-old shot-stopper Gavin Bazunu his first-team debut earlier in the summer and the teenager held on to the jersey, keeping four clean sheets in his first four league games, and played in the recent Europa League double-header against AIK from Sweden, where the Hoops lost out after extra time in Stockholm last Thursday.

Former keeper, Alan Mannus, also came back to the Dublin club during the summer season and made a winning return to action as Rovers beat Waterford 1-0 on Sunday.

Yet Chencinski leaves Rovers with happy memories of his time spent in League of Ireland football and paid tribute to the club for "treating me like family", while also sending a special message to the green and white faithful.

"I am proud to have worn the crest. It was an honour to wear the green and white," continued Chencinski.

A club statement read: "All at Shamrock Rovers thanks Tomer for his time with the club and wish Tomer well in the future."