Author: Adrian Finnin

Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett speaks to Sporting Limerick ahead of visit to Sligo Rovers

Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett speaks to Sporting Limerick ahead of visit to Sligo Rovers. Limerick FC manager Tommy Barrett has been busy preparing his players for the opening game of the Airtricity League season on Saturday. The new manager took time out to speak to Sporting Limerick reporter Adrian Finnin before training on Friday afternoon. The former Limerick midfielder stated that he did not have any second thoughts about taking the role once it became clear that the club were interested in appointing him as Neil McDonald’s successor; “Yeah of course it was (an easy decision). You’re doing...

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Limerick FC face tough trip to Sligo in Airtricity League opener

Limerick FC face tough trip to Sligo in Airtricity League opener. Limerick FC make the long trip to the north-west on Saturday night as they face Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds in the opening weekend of the 2018 Airtricity League Premier Division season(kick-off 7.45 pm). Both clubs have had contrasting preparations for the new campaign. Sligo Rovers undertook a pre-season trip to the Netherlands and played six friendlies in Ireland. On the other hand, Limerick FC have changed their manager after returning pre-season training and have played four friendly games with a rush in acquiring players for the new...

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Eddie Hickey leaves Limerick FC three days before the beginning of the Airtricity League season

Eddie Hickey leaves Limerick FC three days before the beginning of the Airtricity League season. Long serving goalkeeping coach Eddie Hickey has left Limerick FC just three days before the beginning of the Airtricity League season against Sligo. Hickey announced his departure on his personal twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. In his statement, Hickey said it was not his decision to leave the club; “I didn’t think that with a few days before the start of the @SSEAirtricityLg I’d find myself thanking you all for your support and somewhat very interesting messages over the past 6 weeks. Unfortunately I...

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Busy weekend ahead for Limerick junior soccer clubs with fixtures in various competitions taking place

Busy weekend ahead for Limerick junior soccer clubs with fixtures in various competitions taking place. The Limerick junior soccer schedule kicks off on Wednesday night at Jackman Park with the second Tuohy Cup semi-final to be decided between Carew Park and Aisling Annacotty (kick-off 7pm). Aisling Annacotty are the holders of the competition and it was the first major senior trophy that the club won in 40 years. It would be a great achievement to retain the cup as it has been a mixed season in the league and other cup competitions for the side. Carew Park are no...

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Limerick FC focus on Airtricity League Premier Division opener after a turbulent pre-season

The long and arduous four month wait for the return of the Airtricity League season is over as Limerick FC travel to the Showgrounds to take on Sligo Rovers on Saturday night (kick-off 7.45pm). It has been a hectic period for the club with a managerial change and a large player turnover which is far from ideal. New manager Tommy Barrett has been promoted from within after leading the under-19s side for the last three seasons. Barrett takes charge of his first competitive game as the club’s first team manager on Saturday night. The 38 year-old has been at...

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