Ballynanty Rovers will become the only amateur club in Ireland to play regular home games at an UEFA Category Two stadium.
The Limerick top flight club have agreed a deal with the Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership to play their home matches at the Markets Field.
The Stadium which is used by Limerick FC in the League of Ireland will become a temporary home for the junior outfit and the deal runs from from next Sunday until the end of January 2018.
Speaking to Sporting Limerick Ballynanty chairman Ger Doherty was excited about the opportunity.
“It’s an absolute brilliant opportunity for our players and our club to play in such a high profile venue as the Markets Field and we can’t wait as a club to get up there. We would also like to thank the LEDP and George Lee for assisting us in making this happen.”
Stadium manager George Lee also welcomed the move:
“We are delighted to support junior soccer in Limerick as part of our community remit and are looking forward to Ballynanty as well as players and supporters other clubs across the city playing at the Markets Field over the next few months.”
Ballynanty take on Regional in their first game at the Markets Field this Sunday morning October 29th at 11am.
Balla boast a number of players with LOI experience and the likes Shaun Kelly, Jason Hughes and Bobby Ryan will all be familiar with the ground as should former Limerick player and current coach at the Northside club Declan Considine.