Ex-England boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed that he will be bringing Crystal Palace to Ireland as part of their preparations for the 2017/18 season.
The Premier League side will spend some time here before taking on SSE Airtricity League side Limerick with whom Allardyce has history.
"We will go to Ireland for a pre-season work-out and then finish it with a game against my old club Limerick," Allardyce told the Croydon Advertiser.
The Eagles boss was player-manager at Limerick and achieved promotion to the Premier Division in 1992 while his old pal is now in charge at Markets Field.
Neil McDonald took the manager's job at Limerick last week and has worked with Allardyce as his assistant at Blackburn Rovers and West Ham.
“I spoke to Sam. He has always spoken very, very highly of Limerick in lots of years gone by when he was here," McDonald said after he was appointed.
"He said it’s a progressive football club and certainly as a coach and manager it’s nice to come to a progressive club when it gives you a chance to succeed.”
Allardyce proved himself again this season as one of the best in the business when it comes to saving clubs from the drop in the Premier League.
The 62-year-old took over the Palace job from Alan Pardew in December, three months after leaving the England post by 'mutual agreement'.
The club were in 17th position and despite it taking him six matches to claim a first victory, eight wins from 21 games in charge were enough to see the Londoners finish 14th in the table.
A date and time for the Limerick fixture has yet to be confirmed.