Having been confirmed recently that Limerick’s proposed move back to Markets Field would have to wait, the club have announced that the Shannonsiders will now play their opening games of the season at Jackman Park.
A statement from Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership earlier this month stated that Markets Field would remain unavailable while health and safety concerns were dealt with. This is set to be reviewed by the end of March.
What has been a turbulent off-season with chairman Pat O’Sullivan stating that there would not be as much funding available from Galtee Fuels, the club’s main sponsor, as there had been in the past and with unrest over the Shannonsiders new venue, there is at least now a degree of positivity surrounding the club with a home venue secured for the beginnings of the new season.
With the new season kicking-off in just nine days time, Limerick were quick to ‘thank all of the sporting organisations inside and outside the city that made their stadiums available’ in the aftermath of the news that Markets Field was closed off as an option for the beginning of their 2015 campaign.
Their first league game, which will be played at the temporary venue against Bohemians on the 7th of March now has an earlier kick-off time of 6:30pm to accommodate away fans travelling from Dublin.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena