Saturday party for Limerick FC at Markets Field

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Saturday party for Limerick FC at Markets Field

LIMERICK FC will be presented with the SSE Airtricity League First Division trophy this Saturday night following their final home league game of the season against Drogheda United at the Markets Field, 5.30pm.

Limerick will be looking to record their second home win at the Garryowen venue in four days following Tuesday night’s 1-0 success over Athlone Town.

A 67th minute goal from a Paul O’Conor header helped the Blues get back to winning ways following their disappointing 2-0 reverse at the hands of Cobh Ramblers last Saturday night.

That defeat ended Limerick’s 24-game unbeaten league run this season as well as the Blues prospects of going through an entire League of Ireland league season undefeated.

Adding to the sense of occasion at Saturday night’s final league fixture with Drogheda Utd will be a Limerick Legends penalty shoot-out which takes places at half-time in the game.

The shoot-out is being held as a tribute to the late Harry Murnane, who sadly passed away last February. Harry was steeped in Markets Field tradition. His late father John was secretary of Limerick AFC in the mid 1970s and his grandfather Billy Higgins was Chairman during the same time. 

Legends taking part in the shoot-out include club ambassador Mick Doyle and full internationals, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Al Finucane, Johnny Walsh and John Herrick. A host of Limerick’s 1980 league and ‘82 FAI Cup winners will also participate in the shoot-out.

Dick O’Connor, who featured for Limerick against Swiss side, Young Boys, Berne in the European Cup in August 1960, will also take part in the shoot-out.