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Superblues welcome Lilywhites: match preview

Superblues welcome Lilywhites: Match Preview

Limerick FC welcome Stephen Kenny’s Dundalk to Thomond Park on Saturday, 29th June as the Airtricity League of Ireland returns following the mid-season break. Dundalk currently lie fourth in the table in good form having won their last three games and are just six points behind St. Patrick’s Athletic, with a game in hand over the Saints.

Stuart Taylor has to plan without Jeffrey Judge who will serve a three match suspension following his sending off against Shamrock Rovers. Stephen Bradley will serve a one match ban having picked up his fourth yellow card of the season, also against Shamrock Rovers.

On the injury front the news is better with the mid season break allowing some of the Superblues stars the opportunity to recover from a variety of injuries. Pat Purcell [ankle] and Steven McGann [broken foot] still remain on the long term injury list, though it is hoped that both might return to training in the coming weeks. Rory Gaffney [ankle] has seen a specialist in the past week and the results of that visit are being assessed. Craig Curran had flown to Scotland for specialist physiotherapy treatment during the break; he has responded well, is back in full training and expected to be available on Saturday.

The previous meeting between the two sides resulted in an entertaining 2-2 draw, Limerick  FC had led 2-0 with twenty minutes to go, thanks to goals from Bossekota and Kelly, but two late goals from Massey and Mulvenna rescued a point for the home side in Oriel Park.

Referee for tomorrow night’s match is Thomas Connolly, assistants are Dermot Broughton and Robert Harvey with Paul Tuite as fourth official.

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