Friday 17 January 2020

FAI confirm Limerick United's involvement in under-age League of Ireland for 2020

Market’s Field in Limerick. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Market’s Field in Limerick. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Limerick will be able to field teams in the SSE Airtricity underage leagues next season after a new entity, Limerick United, were admitted to the league.

And that could pave the way for a senior club from Limerick to compete in the senior League of Ireland in 2021.

Limerick FC left the league when an attempted rescue package, arising from debts of €490,000, was not successful last year.

But a new grouping have been admitted at underage levels and their hope is to revive senior soccer in the city for 2021.

"Limerick United have been accepted into the SSE Airtricity under-age leagues. The club will have teams in the U-13, U-15, U-17 & U-19 leagues and the proposal was accepted by the National League Executive Committee, and ratified by the FAI board," said an FAI statement on Monday.

Shamrock Rovers II have been elected to the First Division to replace Limerick FC in 2020, although a number of clubs remain opposed to their admission and have called for a meeting with the FAI this week to restate their opposition.

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