Richardson to lead Man City and Celtic challenge

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has confirmed that Damien Richardson will manage an Airtricity League XI to play against both Manchester City and Celtic at the Dublin Super Cup on the 30th and 31st July at the Avviva Stadium.

Richardson, the former Cork City manager, will choose from a large preliminary panel of players, from which a final Airtricity League XI squad will be selected.

The 63-year-old is looking forward to the challenge of the Dublin Super Cup: “This year we are looking at getting the players involved in pre-camp training sessions in the lead up to the tournament. We will have assembled an experienced backroom staff and will be equipped to give both Manchester City and Celtic a good game.

“Players in Ireland will be doing everything they can to be selected for the Dublin Super Cup, to represent their league and to showcase their talent as the tournament gets broadcast to 100 markets globally.”

The Dublin Super Cup will also feature last seasons Champions League winners Inter Milan. Inter, like the Airtricity XI, will be up against Manchester City and Celtic with fans relishing the prospect of watching the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Wesley Sneijder and David Silva take to the field.

Tickets to the Dublin Super Cup offer excellent value for money, with prices starting at just €30* for adults and €10 for children (when bought as part of a family package).

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