Limerick’s Super Blues rarin’ to go

THERE is an air of expectancy around Jackman Park ahead of Limerick FCs opening game to the 2012 Airtricity League season against Finn Harps this Friday (7.45pm).

THERE is an air of expectancy around Jackman Park ahead of Limerick FCs opening game to the 2012 Airtricity League season against Finn Harps this Friday (7.45pm).

Limerick FC Chairman Pat O’Sullivan and manager Pat Scully have assembled one of the most exciting squads seen in Limerick for some time.

Indeed if anything there is pressure on Limerick FC as they embark on the new season.

The Super Blues kick-off against Finn Harps this Friday in Jackman Park with the weight of expectation on their shoulders.

Such is the strength of the Super Blues squad that they are virtually unbackable to be crowned Division One champions in the Airtricity League.

Bizarrely, as they set out on the 28-game league, Limerick are the hottest of 1/6 favourites with the bookmakers to finally return to the top flight of Irish senior soccer.

A string of top class signings have confidence soaring within the Limerick camp but manager Pat Scully is aware that they must get a positive start to copper fasten that confidence.

“We were pleased with the pre-season over all,” he said.

Limerick completed their preparations with a 1-1 draw against Premier Division side Drogheda Utd last Saturday with Rory Gaffney scoring the Limerick goal.

“We have a fully fit squad to choose from and it’s also nice to start the season at home for the first time in three years, but it’s all about what we do on Friday that counts,” said Scully.

Providing the opposition on Friday night (7.45) are Donegal side, Finn Harps.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.