LIMERICK FC captain, Shane Duggan can only remember being at the Markets Field once before - for his father Ger’s testimonial game.
Next season Limerick FC return to the ‘spiritual home’ of senior soccer in the city after calling Thomond Park ‘home’ for the past two seasons.
Limerick skipper Duggan has been left in no doubt as to the special place the Markets Field held in the hearts of local soccer supporters from his dad Ger. an FAI Cup medal winner with the club in 1982.
Shane Duggan said: “My dad has been speaking about the Markets Field a lot.
“He has been telling me about the size of the crowds that used to go there to support Limerick. It’s an excellent place. I have only been in it once, to see my father’s testimonial, but I can’t remember that because I was very young.
“It is the home of Limerick football. My father was telling me about the matches he played there, the buzz off the crowd. We want to bring that back again.
“Hopefully, the more games we win, the bigger the crowds that will come out and watch us play.”
Limerick FC manager Matin Russell said it will be good for Limerick to be back at its ‘footballing home.’
Russell said: “We all know how passionate the Chairman Pat (O’Sullivan) is. He just really wants the club to do the best it can, to be a positive part of Limerick city.
“He has put a lot in as it is. It will be good for the club to go back to its footballing home at the Markets Field and keep the developing going all through the club.
“It will be great if we can get more support alongside Pat to help the whole thing grow.”