Limerick set for evening League opener as they welcome Longford to the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Saturday

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BILLY Lee will guide his side into a sixth successive League campaign.

Limerick and Longford will be under the TUS Gaelic Grounds lights when they meet in the League opener this Saturday at 5pm.

The game, which was originally slated for a 2pm start, is Limerick’s first in a seven game Division 3 since 2016.

Lee’s side acquitted themselves impressively in their first season back in the third tier in 2021, losing in the semi-finals to the eventual champions Derry.

26 June 2021; Iain Corbett of Limerick scores his side’s third goal, from a penalty, during the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final match between Limerick and Waterford at LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Longford finished second from bottom in Division 3 North but defeated Tipperary to preserve their status.

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Limerick lost both of their McGrath Cup games this January as they relinquished the title they won in 2020.

Limerick will face Antrim, Louth, Wicklow, Westmeath, Laois and Fermanagh over the next three months with the top two in Division 3 qualifying for the final and earning promotion to the second tier.

Limerick’s 2022 National Football League Fixtures:

Limerick v Longford in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on January 29 at 2pm

Limerick v Antrim in Corrigan Park on February 5 at 3pm

Limerick v Louth in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on February 20 at 2pm

Limerick v Wicklow in Aughrim on February 27 at 2.30pm

Limerick v Westmeath in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on March 12 at 7pm

Limerick v Laois in O’Moore Park on March 19 at 7pm

Limerick v Fermanagh in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on March 27 at 2pm

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