Said I'd throw up a post for anyone that may be thinking of heading down to Jackman to catch a few games this year with a bit of info about the club, the players the league etc…. I know I threw a post up for someone a few weeks ago about something similar but thought this might be handy for some.
Home Ground: Jackman Park
for the 2012 Season
2,200 (last capacity I saw for it)
Airtricity League Of Ireland First Division (Second Tier of the League of Ireland)
Blue and White
Home league games are played on Friday nights at 7:45pm usually every second week. Cup matches can be on either weekends or Monday and Tuesday nights. Fixtures for the 2012 season can be found here
Admission to games is 10euro for adults and season tickets
are priced at 110euro for adult terrace.
This season there will be an official supporters club and all information of benefits etc… can be found here
New signings. The club while not being overly activate in the transfer window, as a lot of last seasons squad have remained, have made very astute signings in the off season. Dominic Foley
, Stephen Bradley
, Derek O Brien
and Shane Guthrie
are all players with LOI pedigree and Foley in particular has 6 international caps to his name.
Manager: Pat Scully
Chairman: Pat O Sullivan
General Manager: Kieran Judge
Club Secretary: Michael O'Sullivan
Some players to look out for this season are:
Pat Purcell (CB) : Captain and all round leader of the team.
Shaun Kelly (RB) : Solid attacking right full.
Joe Gamble (CM) : Tough tackling experienced midfielder.
Stephen Bradley (CM) : More attacking flair in the middle and is known for being a great passer of the ball.
Denis Behan (CF) : Strong centre forward who links up play very well.
Young players to keep an eye on:
Andrew Bhandarkar (LB) : Only finding his feet at LOI level but is young and willing to attack from the back.
David O'Leary (CM) : His 3rd season at the club but he is still only 19 years of age. A tough midfielder with a good eye for a pass.
Paudie Quinn (CF) : Always likely to come up with a spectacular goal and has a habit of scoring against the top teams.
Sean Brosnan (CF/WG) : Pace to burn, works hard and is well capable of scoring goals.
This seasons First Division is made up of 8 teams that will play each other 4 times. Twice at home and twice away. Teams to keep an eye on will be Waterford United and Longford Town.
First will be automatically promoted to the Premier Division. Second will play 3rd in a home and away two game playoff. The winners will then place second from bottom in the Premier Division for the chance to be promoted.
Limerick FC will be hot favorites for the league this season. A title that the club will not have been used to having for a very long time. The club has spent 19 years in the First Division, the longest run of any club in League of Ireland History. The dream for most fans will be a return to the Premier Division and The Markets Field for the 2012 season.