Limerick will return to the scene of their Southern Elite Division title success when they face Cobh Ramblers on the opening day of Section One in the new-look Under-19 National League. The fixtures were announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Along with Cobh, the young Shannonsiders will face Bray Wanderers, Cork City, Waterford United, Wexford Youths and UCD in a 12-game season, which gets underway on the weekend of 23 August. The short season will see through the transition to a summer schedule in 2016.
Last term, Limerick won the Southern Elite Division thanks to a nine-game unbeaten run after the Christmas break, winning eight of those to dramatically pip Waterford to the league title with a 1-0 win at Saint Colman’s Park in late March.
They went on to defeat Shelbourne in the quarter-finals before exiting to eventual winners Saint Patrick’s Athletic in the last four. Now, in what is a short season which will run until December, the league is split into three divisions.
The league series finishes in November; the Knockout Phase follows with the quarter-finals at the end of that month. The semi-finals are down for decision on the weekend of 6 December, with the decider coming a week later.
|Sunday 23 August||Cobh Ramblers||Away|
|Tues/Wed 25/26 August||Waterford United||Home|
|Sunday 30 August||Wexford Youths||Home|
|Sunday 6 September||Cork City||Home|
|Sunday 13 September||Bray Wanderers||Away|
|Tues/Wed 22/23 September||UCD||Away|
|Sunday 27 September||UCD||Home|
|Sunday 11 October||Waterford United||Away|
|Sunday 18 October||Cobh Ramblers||Home|
|Sunday 25 October||Wexford Youths||Away|
|Sunday 1 November||Cork City||Away|
|Saturday 7 November||Bray Wanderers||Home|
Dates, times and venues for fixtures will be announced in due course. Download the full Under-19 League fixture lists HERE.
Date: Wednesday 1 July 2015