LIMERICK FC will begin training for the new season on Monday next as Martin Russell’s side prepare for life back in the First Division of the SSE Airtricity League.
Limerick FC hope to play the first of their pre-season friendlies early next month, with a fixture scheduled to take place at the Markets Field.
Limerick FC have also been drawn at home to Cobh Ramblers in the quarter-final of the Munster Senior Cup at the end of the month.
Limerick FC are due to begin their bid to gain promotion back to the Premier Division on the first weekend in March
Experienced striker John O’Flynn became Limerick’s latest signing prior to Christmas. O’Flynn, 33, was a free agent after his contract with Cork City expired.
Following their relegation from the top flight which was confirmed with the disappointing play-off defeat to Finn Harps in November, Limerick FC were quick to resign several key squad players. Among the players who have committed their futures to the club next season are Freddy Hall, Shaun Kelly, Shane Tracy, Robbie Williams, Shane Duggan, Paul O’Conor, Chris Mulhall and Paudie O’Connor.
Limerick have lost the services of Vinny Faherty and Ian Turner for next season, both returning to their home town clubs.
The club recently welcomed Willie Boland on board as the Academy Director.
Meanwhile, former Limerick midfielder Jason Hughes has departed Sligo Rovers for English Ryman League outfit Dorking Wanderers for the remainder of the English season. Former Limerick FC striker Rory Gaffney has been in terrific form for Bristol Rovers scoring five goals in seven appearances for the League Two side, since joining on-loan from Cambridge Utd.