Limerick FC look to FAI Cup to ignite season

Limerick FC took on Bohemians in Thomond Park on Monday night
LIMERICK FC manager Stuart Taylor has described Friday night’s FAI Ford Cup tie away to high-flying Dundalk as ‘huge’ in the wake of their disappointing defeat to UCD.

LIMERICK FC manager Stuart Taylor has described Friday night’s FAI Ford Cup tie away to high-flying Dundalk as ‘huge’ in the wake of their disappointing defeat to UCD.

Limerick slipped to eighth in the Premier Division table on the back of their second successive League defeat.

The FAI Ford Cup provides Limerick with one final opportunity to claim silverware this season - their first back in the top flight.

Stuart Taylor said: “The Dundalk game is huge. We would love to get a long run in the Cup. Dundalk are a team that are hot in form at this moment in time. We are going up to their home patch. We don’t fear anyone, but we know what we need to tidy up on. We know what we need to get results. It is a case of can we do it and do ourselves a big favour. “Cup games are cup games no matter where you are in the league. Everyone wants to win cup finals. We would love to get to a Cup final. It would be great, but it’s the first season in the league. There is a massive amount of work being done and still to do. We are going back to basics and taking each game as it comes.

“The next game is a Cup match. We won’t have one eye on the League or anything. We will be concentrating 100% on Dundalk and we will need to do that because we need to concentrate 100% on that next game.”

“Friday night (v UCD) was disappointing. We should be winning our home games.”

Fixture: FAI Ford Cup Rd 3:

Friday, August 23: Dundalk v Limerick, Oriel Park, 7.45pm