Limerick FC look to see off ‘the Gypsies’

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Barry Murphy clears under pressure from Limerick FC players, Samuel Oji, left, and Craig Curran,  in their recent Premier Division clash at Thomond Park
LIMERICK FC will be targeting their third Premier Division win in just six days when relegation-threatened Bohemians visit Thomond Park tonight, Monday (7.45pm).

LIMERICK FC will be targeting their third Premier Division win in just six days when relegation-threatened Bohemians visit Thomond Park tonight, Monday (7.45pm).

The Blues moved up to seventh place in the table, thanks to a hugely impressive 2-1 away win over title-chasing Dundalk at Oriel Park on Friday night when the in-form Rory Gaffney grabbed both goals. The victory came on the back of a home 2-0 success over Shamrock Rovers just three days earlier.

Limerick FC manager Stuart Taylor is hoping his charges can extend their fine run to the end of the season.

“We’re looking forward to Monday’s game; it’s going to be very difficult again,” Taylor told LimerickFC.ie

“But we’ve got our targets, we’re pushing on and we’re on a rich vein of form at this moment in time.

“Owen Heary has done fantastically well since he took over at Bohemians and has gathered up a few points which have got them into safety. I’m sure they’ll have Premier Division football next season but I hope they pick up no points on Monday.

“For ourselves, I’m hoping that we get back to the sort of crowd that came to see us on the opening day of the season against Cork City.

“We want a big turnout for our last two home games, against Bohemians and Shelbourne, as the players want to pay a big thank you to the supporters for the support that they’ve given them throughout the year.

“I’m hopeful and I’m pleading for a massive crowd to come to the game, to come and see what the boys are performing like right now.

“We promised them we would have a strong finish and we’re doing that at the moment, and I plead with every supporter to come out in force.

“We’ve got two home games left and it would be great if we could get a massive crowd for them because we’ve wanted to go and put a spectacle on for the supporters and make them and everybody from Limerick proud of us.

“Hopefully, we’ve done that in the last couple of performances that we’ve had.

“If we can get a huge crowd in for the next two games, it would be great for the club financially, but also it would be great for us because the way we’re playing at the moment we can have them coming in their droves and getting right behind the team.

“It would be a good send-off for the final part of the season.”