Limerick will play their home games at Jackman Park while they await completion of the Markets Field, the club have announced.

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side had planned to begin their campaign at the Markets Field.

But renovations will not be completed until later in the season.

The Gaelic Grounds, a return to Thomond Park and playing home games outside of Limerick were all possibilities for Martin Russell’s outfit.  

However, the club confirmed last night that they had “secured Jackman Park as a home venue for our forthcoming games”.

The first match will be against Bohemians on Saturday week.

The Limerick statement added: “The Limerick District Management Committee (LDMC) have given their full backing to keeping senior soccer in the city. The club are most grateful to the LDMC for their support, along with the Football Association of Ireland.

“The club also take this opportunity to thank all of the sporting organisations inside and outside the city that made their stadiums available to us since we were informed that the Markets Field would not be ready for our opening games.

“We are now looking forward to our first league match against Bohemians, which takes place at Jackman Park on Saturday 7 March.

“The kick-off time has been brought forward to 6.30pm to facilitate away supporters who wish to travel to the game by train.”