Sligo 3-2 Limerick (O'Brien, Janczyk)
A good run out against the the 2nd best team in the country and FAI cup holders Sligo. Limerick started with 3 trialists (2 lads from CSKA and Derek O'Brien)
Interestingly the FAI have not announced anything regarding club licences, today was the day when it was supposed to be finalised however rumours are now rife that some club/s are in a spot of bother. (this however is no surprise)
Finally just a reminder that the Official Supporters Club launch is on in the Strand Hotel this Weds at 7pm. All are welcome and 2 Premium Level tickets for the upcoming Ireland - Czech Rep game will be raffled among its members for free and you can join on the night. (2 tickets for all Rep of Ireland home games this year will be raffled in a free draw for all members)
1st Div licence got. Game on!
Winner of the Official Supporters Clubs free draw of 2 premium level tickets for the upcoming Ireland V Czech Rep game is the master upholstery craftsman himself Thomas Luddy Senior!
Did his son, draw the winning ticket did he
No the photographer on the night drew it in front to everyone. No use to his son anyway as he has no interest in the national team!
Cork City 2 - 2 Limerick FC (Behan, Treacy)
Fine workout in front of approx 800 in Bishopstown. Behan put Limerick ahead before Dan Murray levelled. Cork took the lead after half time only for Shane Treacy to make it 2-2 with a free.
Next up is Drogheda next weekend, after that the real fun starts!
Couple of good results there. What's the story with 2 guys from Moscow? Are they staying and more importantly do they look any good.
They looked good against Sligo last week and I know Limerick are very interested however they wont overstrech themselves to get them with the squad they already have id say.
Former Irish International and Charleville native Dominic Foley is set to sign for the club. It was announced on the PFAI's twitter that he will be flying in tomorrow to sign the deal and train with the team. He is 35 and from what I hear will be taking on a player/coach role.
It hasn't been announced yet but Derek O Brien (Cork City) is said to have signed. I can't see those two CSKA lads signing for the simple reason we don't need them. At this stage the squad is very strong.
where limerick getting the cash?
From supporters and sponsorship like any other club.
able to sign 2 cska moscow lads with sponsorship from supporters?
Limerick have signed no-one from CSKA Moscow. They were brought over for a trial with a view to a LOAN signing.
That one has been in the pipeline for sometime now, heard about it before xmas, that we were in contact with his people
Based in Dublin, so might spin up to hunky dory park on Saturday for the game agin' Drogheda. Can't see myself making many of the league game sthis year, unless I can skip out of work early on a Friday.
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.
Name: Limerick FC
Home Ground: Jackman Park for the 2012 Season
Capacity: 2,200 (last capacity I saw for it)
Division: Airtricity League Of Ireland First Division (Second Tier of the League of Ireland)
Club Colours: 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.