Limerick FC for Thomond Home

If it can happen at the Aviva Stadium, it can happen at Thomond Park. Limerick FC are set to play Airtricity League football at the home of Munster rugby next season.

According to the Limerick Leader newspaper, Limerick will play their Premier Division games at the famed oval-ball venue when the new term kicks off next year.

Quoting a source close to the deal, the paper claims the Shannonsiders will pitch up at the home of Munster rugby for one campaign.

“The deal is 99% there and should be sorted very shortly. It will be for one season only, as the soccer club will move to the Markets Field for the following season.”

The newly-promoted side are hoping to significantly increase their fan-base and will now boast arguably the finest stadium in League of Ireland soccer. They are also currently head-hunting a big name manager with Brian Kerr, Kenny Cunningham and Jason McAteer among the names being touted for the role.

Limerick hosted Manchester City at Thomond Park

“There will be around 16 to 17 matches played in Thomond Park and there will be at some stages of the season clashes with rugby, which will mean that soccer will be played either on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The FAI have been very supportive in this area,” continued the source.

With ambitious club chairman Pat O’Sullivan at the helm, Limerick, oft dubbed a sleeping giant of Irish football, have big plans to restore the glory days when the likes of Eoin Hand and Sam Allardyce brought league glory to the Treaty City.

 

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