Limerick FC boss Stuart Taylor is promising that his Limerick charges, including Robbie Williams, will be ready to take centre stage in Thomond Park this weekend. The Blues boss says his side will be competitive on their return to top flight football as they welcome Cork City and the RTE cameras to the home of Munster rugby.
The Treaty City is gearing up for a footballing Super Sunday as Thomond plays host to Limerick’s first game in the top tier for 19 seasons. Taylor has called on supporters to make their new home an intimidating venue this season.
“We will be competitive, no matter who we play against, we will be competitive. My players will give 100%. My backroom team staff will give 100%. That is all you can give,” he told the Limerick Leader.
“I want the supporters to understand where we are coming from and what we are trying to achieve. We are all in it together. The supporters are massive for us. It has to be an intimidating place for people to come to”
The Airtricity League kicks back into action this weekend and by far the most intriguing clash of the first series is the meeting of the Munster rivals.
RTE cameras will be on hand to bring live coverage of the game – kick-off is 5:15pm. There’s been a few rumblings that Friday night would have ensured a larger crowd both at the ground and watching on television. RTE requested a switch to accommodate rugby coverage meaning the Sunday kick-off pitches the tie in competition with Manchester United vs Chelsea in the FA Cup and Liverpool’s league clash with Spurs.
Meanwhile, new signing Robbie Williams, who has over 200 league appearances in England with clubs including Barnsley and Plymouth Argyle, is looking forward to getting started in League of Ireland football and hitting the ground running with Limerick.
“The way people are talking it’s looking positive. If we can get a good start, get a few wins under our belts then who knows”