Limerick FC kick-off 2019 First Division against Longford at Markets Field

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Limerick FC kick-off 2019 First Division against Longford at Markets Field

Limerick FCs fixtures for the 2019 First Division season have been released

RELEGATED Limerick FC will kick-off life back in the First Division with a home fixture against Longfrod Town on Friday, February 22, 7.45pm.

The game is set to be played at the Markets Field, according to the SSE Airtricity League’s 2019 fixture list which was released at lunchtime this Tuesday.

Tommy Barrett’s Limerick side travel to relegated Bray Wanderers for their second league fixture of the season on Friday, March 1, before hosting Drogheda Utd at the Markets Field on March 8.

Limerick were relegated to the First Division after losing their two-leg play-off against Finn Harps in November.

The Blues are due to begin pre-season training on Saturday, January 5. Twelve players have already been signed for next season, with further additions to the squad expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

Limerick finished second-from-bottom in the Premier Division last season to end up in the relegation play-off with Harps.

It was the second time in three seasons that Limerick have been relegated from the top flight at the hands of Harps in a play-off.

Limerick managed to gain automatic promotion back to the Premier Division the following season with a healthy playing budget at their disposal.