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.