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Pat Scully's Limerick FC will entertain Premier League champions Manchester City at Thomond Park in August

Updated: Friday, 13 Jul 2012 15:19 | Comments

Manchester City promise to take full strength squad to Limerick
Manchester City promise to take full strength squad to Limerick

Pat Scully’s Limerick FC will take on English Premier League champions Manchester City at Thomond Park in August.

City boss Roberto Mancini will take a full strength squad, set to feature Mario Balotelli, David Silva, Samir Nasri and Joe Hart, to take on the Airtricity League First Division side in what is set to be a sellout crowd at the Limerick venue.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) sanctioned the fixture in a legally binding agreement that allows Limerick to entertain big name clubs over the next ten years.

The upcoming glamour fixture was announced at a press conference in Thomond Park this afternoon, where Limerick FC chairman Pat O’Sullivan confirmed that the full City squad would travel for the clash on 5 August.

All profits from the fixture will go back into Limerick FC’s football project in the city.

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