Limerick FC players to receive unpaid wages while FAI hit club with transfer ban

The FAI have confirmed that Limerick FC players will receive the wages owed to them by the club by today, Tuesday.

A statement released by the FAI on Monday night has also confirmed that Limerick will not be permitted to sign any new players for the remainder of the season.

It had been reported by RTE that Limerick could possibly decide to go on strike, having not be paid for a month.

The squad are due to meet with the PFAI today.

FAI statement in full:

The Football Association of Ireland and Limerick FC met this evening (July 16) to address outstanding monies owed to the club’s players.

Following meetings with the FAI and the club over recent weeks, Limerick FC have this evening confirmed a resolution whereby the club’s players will receive monies owed to them by Tuesday (July 17).

The club have been informed that they will not be permitted to sign any new players for the remainder of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season.

The FAI will continue to work closely with the club to monitor their financial situation.

Limerick face into a crucial game this Friday evening at Richmond Park against an out of form St Pat’s side. A game that will be televised live on eirSport.

Tommy Barrett’s side lie second from bottom in the table, just 6 points ahead of basement side Bray Wanderers.

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Luke Liddy