Limerick’s match with Cork off as Thomond Park pitch needs ‘remedial work’

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Munster's Casey Laulala, pictured here scoring a try in the weekend Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Toulouse, broke a bone in his hand in the same game, it has emerged
Limerick FC’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixture with table toppers Cork City scheduled to take place at Thomond Park this Monday night has been postponed because the pitch at the stadium ‘requires remedial work’.

Limerick FC’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixture with table toppers Cork City scheduled to take place at Thomond Park this Monday night has been postponed because the pitch at the stadium ‘requires remedial work’.

In a statement issued this Saturday evening, the FAI said the decision to postpone the clash of Stuart Taylor’s Limerick and high-flying Cork City had been taken because the playing surface at Thomond Park required work following Munster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final win over Toulouse at the venue earlier in the day.

The FAI statement continued: “Because this (remedial) work cannot be done in time to facilitate the playing of a midweek SSE Airtricity League fixture, the Limerick v Cork City match has had to be postponed. A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course.”

Munster are also due to face the Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park on Saturday next, April 12, in a crucial RaboDirect PRO12 clash at 6.30pm.

Limerick FC secured a last gasp draw against UCD in the Premier Division on Friday night, thanks to an injury time Jason Hughes goal at Belfield Bowl. The point saw Limerick move up to 10th place in the table, ahead of both Sligo Rovers and Athlone Town.

Cork City are currently top of the Premier Division following their impressive 3-0 home win over Shamrock Rovers at Turners Cross on the same might.