Limerick sign two-time champion Billy Dennehy.
Article by Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS If you are to listen to the critics, Limerick FC are supposedly struggling with their recruitment ahead of the new season. However, this afternoon the Munster club unveiled something of a marquee signing with the acquisition of two-time Premier Division winner Billy Dennehy. Starring one-hundred-and-twenty-four times for the Tallaght club between 2010 and 2013, Dennehy was most recently on the books of St.Patrick's Athletic and played a major role in keeping the "Saints" up with some fine end-of-season form. Given the thirty-year-olds impressive 2017 run-in, many may have expected Dennehy to be retained by the Inchicore club for the forthcoming campaign but the Market Fields is now set to be the Kerry mans new port of call.
Having lost manager Neil McDonald just weeks ahead of the new League of Ireland season, which Limerick will begin on February 17th away to Sligo Rovers, newly appointed boss Tommy Barrett has made a lightening start in the transfer market as striker Conor Ellis and midfielder Eoin Wearen both arrived at the club yesterday evening from Cork City and Bohemians respectively.
With the squad tally continuing to rise and still no sign of a concrete offer for star-man Chiedozie Ogbene, who famously trialed with Chelsea recently, the doom and gloom hanging over Limerick FC in recent weeks may now start to quietly turn into shoots of optimism.
Chairman Pat O'Sullivan stated in an online video posted by the club last week that he is seeking to sell the club to potential investors in order to allow Limerick FC to compete with the elite of Irish football and in turn see European football come to the City. Despite that, the official Limerick FC Twitter account revealed the club hope to be in a position to announce further additions to the First-team squad this weekend following the arrival of Billy Dennehy.