LIMERICK FC will look to kick on from their terrific Premier League win over St Patrick’s Athletic on Friday night when they face Douglas Hall in the Munster Senior Cup final tonight, Monday, at Turners Cross, 7.30pm.
Blues manager Stuart Taylor said that having played three league fixtures in a week, he planned to given some of the younger squad members game time in the Munster Senior Cup final.
Taylor said: “We will go and play the young lads. That is what the club is all about, promoting their own. We will go and involve the boys who haven’t been playing, the ones who have been on the bench, Mick Leahy, Tony Whitehead, Darragh Rainsford, Garbhan Coughlan, they will get a run-out along with the younger kids who are coming through from the U-19’s. It is a great experience for them to play football down at a good stadium, on a good surface. We will go and try and win that.”
Limerick are 12-time winners of the competition, most recently in 2012. This year, they have overcome Ringmahon Rangers in the quarter-finals and Rockmount in the last four, on both occasions coming from behind.
“We’re looking forward to it. It’s a nice wee extra for us in terms of having a Cup final.
“We’ve managed to get ourselves there. We’ve always used the games as a pre-season game and a training session.
“But we’re in a Cup final now and it’s good for the club to be associated with that. It doesn’t matter what type of final you’re in or what level it’s at. Being involved in a Cup final at any part of the club is always positive.”
Douglas Hall made it to the final after wins over Leeds, Everton and Bandon before impressively eliminating League of Ireland duo Cobh Ramblers and Cork City, the latter coming on a 3-1 scoreline at Turner’s Cross in late March.