Limerick manager Stuart Taylor has revealed that he is eagerly anticipating his first competitive game at the helm of the club against Cork City.
The 2012 First Division champions take on Tommy Dunne's Leesiders today, Sunday March 10, at Thomond Park and Taylor believes that the prospect of taking on Cork City is an 'exciting' one.
"Everyone is really looking forward to Sunday and getting the league started and you can't start off with anything more exciting than a local derby against Cork City," he told the club's official website.
"Cork have gone very well so far this season and it will be a great test for us. If we play the right way and everyone gives 100 percent the results will follow and we hope that is the case on Sunday."
The game will be staged in the home of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park, a 15,000-seater stadium, and Taylor stressed that the support the team receives is 'so important'.
"The supporters are so important to us and what we want to do here," he said. "We want to give them a team the whole Midwest can be proud of."
Meanwhile, Cork City boss, Tommy Dunne, has said that he hopes that the game, which is being broadcast live on RTE 2, will prove to be a 'good spectacle' for the fans.
"We're really looking forward to getting the league under way," he told 96fm. "We're going to Thomond Park, it's on the television - it ticks all the boxes. We're really looking forward to it and we hope it's a good spectacle."
"From what I've seen of Limerick, they look to try and play a bit, so it'll be an interesting game and we're looking to get as good a start as possible."
Cork City travel to Thomond Park to take on Limerick in the Airtricity Premier Division. The game kicks off at 17.15 GMT