This weeks News from Shannonside

November 7, 2018

Preview of Finn Harps V Limerick FC.

This Friday night March 26th Limerick FC play Finn Harps away in Donegal and with Harps second in the league at this early stage, Limerick FC know that this will be a tough encounter. Pat Scully said ‘ We are looking to build on the result against Longford Town, we know Finn Harps will be a very tough test in Ballybofey as they currently sit second in the league after a good start to the season for them. If we continue to make the chances that we have in our opening games I believe we can cause Harps a lot of problems and come away with the result we need’.

Limerick FC play their next home game in Jackman Park (Beside the Train Station) on Good Friday April 2nd against Munster rivals Cork City there is an early kick off @ 4.30pm for this game so all supporters can also take in the Munster V Leinster rugby game in Thomond Park later that night if they wish. Gates open at 3.30pm and Limerick FC are strongly urging people to buy their tickets on Ticketmaster or from the club direct on (061) 324563. All supporters need to come to Jackman Park early as a large traveling support is expected for the Munster Derby against Cork City with both teams looking for promotion this season. The game kicks off at 4.30pm.  

 Limerick FC are running Free return buses from all over the Midwest to the game. Details on or email and Tel: 061 324563

Buses are traveling from the following locations: 

  • Ennis (West County Hotel 2.45pm)
  • Newmarket (Hunters Lodge 3pm)
  • Shannon (Shannon Nights Bus Stop 3.10pm)
  • Bunratty (Durty Nellies 3.20pm)
  • Newcastlewest (The Courtney Lodge 2.45pm)
  • Rathkeale (The Square 3pm)
  • Croagh (Bus Stop 3.05pm)
  • Adare (Church Bus Stop 3.15pm)
  • Patrickswell (The Grove Bus Stop 3.25pm)
  • Foynes (Shannon House 2.45pm)
  • Shanagolden (The Old Stand 2.55pm)
  • Askeaton (Arena Supermarket 3.05pm)
  • Kilcornan (The Coach Inn 3.10pm)
  • Kildimo (Petrol Station 3.20pm)
  • Clarina (Petrol Station 3.25pm)

Tickets for the match purchased at the ground or online prior to match with Ticketmaster. Under 16 Must be accompanied.

Limerick FC Commercial Opportunities

Limerick FC are currently looking for sponsors for the new season. Limerick FC have a range of sponsorship opportunities ranging from Matchday, Programs, Pitchside Signs, Player Sponsorship up to Team sponsorships including Senior, A Team, U19’s, Ladies and our Academy. There are many more ways to get involved in supporting your club for details please contact the club or the commercial manager on 0857694324.

Limerick FC Fundraisers

Limerick FC are running a Teen Disco for secondary school students only on Wednesday March 31st in the Woodlands Hotel in Adare. Details available from event organisers Fever Pitch Promotions on the biggest underage disco to hit adare in years. Contact Ciara McMahon on (087)2635298 or check out €15 admission and massive prize giveaways on the night.

To play the Limerick FC Lotto, log onto, follow the link to the clubs pages and select 4 numbers from 1 to 36.  The cost is just €2 per week and you can sign up from as little as 10 weeks to the full year. Anybody who matches the four numbers drawn each week wins or shares in the Jackpot which will have a minimum of €1,600 guaranteed this week. The next draw will take place @ 8pm on Thursday night in McLysaghts Bar. If there is no Jackpot winner on the night, there will be 4 tickets drawn at random for €25 each. Tickets cost €2·00 each. Last weeks Lucky Dip winners:

  • Shane Mitchell c/o,
  • Eileen Meade, Dooradoyle, Limerick,
  • Catriona Murphy c/o Mike Kiely
  • Tracey Lopez C/o Maxwell Ryan.

Jobs at Limerick FC

Limerick FC are currently looking for Lotto sellers on a commission basis.

Full details of the following are available on or by contacting Limerick FC office on 061 324563 or email

For full details on all club fundraisers, sponsorship opportunities, club shop, upcoming fixtures and season ticket prices log onto

Limerick FC News

On Monday, March 29th, and Tuesday, March 30th, Limerick’s Live 95fm will be airing ‘Friday Night Blues’, a two-part documentary (22 minutes each day). The documentary, recorded and produced by Ciarán Ryan, focuses on some of the supporters of Limerick Football Club as they traverse the 2009 season.

The programmes document the highs and lows encountered by supporters of the ‘Super Blues’ in a season seen as very much a transitional one, both on and off the field – ‘Friday Night Blues’ captures the mixed emotions that come with following a First Division League Of Ireland team. Nights at Jackman Park, such as  the narrow defeat to St Patrick’s Athletic in the Cup where rumours circulated that the club was about to go under, feature in the programme, while Friday Night Blues also takes in away trips including Limerick’s dramatic 3-3 thriller at Shelbourne.

The programmes will air at approximately 10.10am(GMT) each day on Limerick’s Live 95fm ( Special thanks must go to the committee members of Limerick FC, Liam Aherne at Live 95fm, and of course, the supporters of the club who took part in the production. This programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland’s Sound & Vision Fund.

League of Ireland Division 1

Airtricity League First Division   –    Limerick FC 2 – 0 Longford Town   –    Friday March 19th 2010

  • Limerick: John Tierney (55)
  • Shane Tracey -pen (58)

A great second half performance from Limerick and John Tierney in particular, registered the Blues with their first win of the season in Jackman Park tonight.

A long goal kick from Limerick stopper Dave Ryan caught the Longford Town defence napping as the ever present John Tierney tirelessly chased what seemed to be a hopeless cause. He latched onto it ten yards from goal before smashing it past Shanahan in the Longford goal.

Shane Treacy converted the second from twelve yards as Derek Tyrell was adjudged to have handled inside the box. The keeper got a hand to it, but nevertheless, Limerick found themselves two goals to the good.

The game started off slowly as neither side could quite grasp the pace of the game or deal with the conditions. The first real chance fell Jeffrey Judge’s way as the Limerick native fired just past the upright ten minutes in. Limerick pressed and a sublime piece of football from John Tierney combined with the head of Shane Clarke which crafted Shane Hickey a half chance. He shot well only to be denied by the acrobatic stop from Shanahan.

Longford’s only real chances of the first half fell to Derek Glynn. He found himself on the end of a cross only to see his headed effort fly past Ryan’s post. Almost immediately after, a mix up in the Limerick defence gifted him an opportunity which he lobbed high and wide into the night sky.

Half time arrived with neither manager extremely happy, although Tony Cousins would have been content with his side’s containment of Shane Clarke.

Limerick’s ambition was highlighted straight from the kickoff as John Tierney ran the length of the pitch to find his effort well saved by ‘De Town’s goalkeeper. Limerick began to dominate possession from here-on in, and were playing some attractive football.

The breakthrough arrived ten minutes after the break as Tierney chased Ryan’s kick out, before smashing the ball past the Longford net-minder.

Limerick refused to sit back, and their efforts were rewarded when a penalty was awarded by referee McKell after a Tierney cross struck the arm of Tyrell. Treacy converted to double the Shannonsiders advantage.

Longford seemed deflated and the introduction of yet another striker turned a few heads. Robbie Kelleher made an impact when he came on, holding up the ball extremely well, creating opportunities for his teammates. He tormented the Longford defence; inviting many challenges including that of on loan Shamrock Rovers full-back Victor Ekanem, in which he received a caution.

Limerick saw out the rest of the game to record their first three points of the season with considerable style, much to the delight of the vocal home support.

Limerick FC: Ryan, Hughes, White, Kelly, Boyle, Judge, Treacy, Kavanagh (Kelleher 70) , Hickey (Roche 89) , Tierney, Clarke.
Subs not Used: Stanley, Clinton, McGuinness.

Longford Town: Shanahan, Tyrell (McArdle 65) , G. Cronin, K. Cronin, Ekanem, Lester, Salmon, McEvoy, Hynes Mooney 77) , Glynn, McDonagh Freeman 77).
Subs not Used: Conlon, Hyland.
Booked: Ekanem, Tyrell, Lester.

Man of the match: John Tierney

Referee: J. McKell
Season Ticket/Match Ticket Prices 2010

Limerick FC have reduced their General Admission/Season Ticket Prices for the season.

  • Tickets Adult Stand €12
  • Student Stand €10
  • OAP/U16 €6

  • Tickets Adult Terrace €10
  • Student Terrace €7
  • OAP/U16 €5
  • U12 Free with Adult

  • Adult Season Ticket Terrace €120
  • Student Season Ticket Terrace €85
  • U16/OAP €60

  • Adult Season Ticket Stand €150

(All Season tickets include Club Membership worth €20)

Tickets available online on or contact 061324563.

LFC Academy 

Limerick FC Academy are available to bring coaches out to any club for Weekday or Weekend sessions. Limerick FC Academy Coaches are also available for Functions or Birthday Parties as Required. For information on all Limerick FC training camps which will take place in a number of venues across the Midwest or if you’d like to book a place for your child then you can contact the Academy on 061-324563 or by emailing  Keep up to date with all the news from the club by logging on to

For any further Press details please contact – Joe Sweeney Media Officer Limerick FC on 0857694324 or