Date Time League Season
23 April 2022 7:30 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Honours even at Bishopsgate

It was honours even at Bishopsgate as the home side were made rue missed opportunities. Treaty Utd keeper Jack Brady was very much the main man making a string of fine saves to keep his goal intact.

After a lacklustre opening half the home side thought they had taken the lead in the 29th minute; a free from Dean McMenamy was headed home by Eric Molloy but it was ruled out for offside. 

Shane Elworthy took a powerful shot from distance that was expertly tipped over the bar by Jack Brady. Three minutes later a Marc Ludden free was headed over the bar by Enda Curran. In the 37th minute Curran had a great chance to put Treaty ahead; a mistake by Dylan Barnett allowed Curran through, instead of hitting his shot first time he twisted and turned before shooting and his effort was well saved by Luke Dennison.

In the 60th minute Aaron Robinson hit a powerful effort from about 35 yards out that was saved by Brady, the rebound fell to Sam Verdon but he couldn’t connect with it. Four minutes later and Karl Chambers was to be denied by the Treaty netminder.

Verdon should’ve done better with his effort in the 69th after a fine cross from Elworthy. Down the other end two Treaty subs combined with Dean George putting in a pinpoint cross to William Armshaw but he mis-hit his effort and Dennison was able to claim.

The home side huffed and puffed but couldn’t find a way past Brady. The ball was floated into the box in the 80th minute but Verdon somehow knocked it back across the goal when in a good position at the far post. Darren Craven’s low drive just went wide of Brady’s right hand post in the 84th minute as the home side pressed for a goal.

Dean McMenamy tried his luck from distance in the 87th minute but his effort was well off target. In the first minute of stoppage time Treaty were awarded a free which Marc Ludden took, Dennison dived to his right to push the ball out for a corner and the game finished in stalemate.

  • 93'


  • 91'

    Marc Ludden with the free but Dennison dived to his right to push it out for a corner.

  • 90'

    Treaty have a free,

  • 88'

    Town have been huffing and puffing but can't seem to blow the house down

  • 87'

    Dean McMenamy with an effort that goes wide. Town trying to get a late winner

  • 84'

    Darren Craven with a low drive but it went just wide, Brady dived to the right side.

  • 80'

    The ball is floated into the Town area and Sam Verdon somehow knocks the ball back.

  • 78'

    Matt Keane the player to go off

  • 78'

    Conor Melody is the fourth player Tommy Barrett introduces

  • 76'

    William Armshaw receives the ball but can't get past two Town defenders and the ball is cleared.

  • 74'

    He replaces Karl Chambers

  • 74'

    Joe Power is on for the Town

  • 73'

    Dean George with a pinpoint cross but William Armshaw mis-hits his effort and Luke Dennison gathers.

  • 69'

    Sam Verdon how did you miss that!!!! Great cross by Shane Elworthy and Verdon's attempt is poor

  • 68'

    Aaron Robinson gets booked for Town

  • 66'

    Town with their fifth corner in about four minutes

  • 64'

    Karl Chambers close range header is tipped over by Jack Brady. He is by far the busier keeper

  • 63'

    Enda Curran is the player to go off

  • 63'

    Dean George the third sub on for Treaty

  • 63'

    Joe Collins makes way

  • 63'

    William Armshaw is on for Treaty

  • 60'

    Aaron Robinson hits a powerful effort from about 35 yards out but it's saved by Jack Brady, the rebound falls to Sam Verdon and he makes no connection with it

  • 59'

    Callum McNamara is the first player to get booked.

  • 56'

    An effort from Enda Curran is blocked down and out for a corner.

  • 45'


  • 45'

    One minute of additional time will be played here.

  • 37'

    A mistake from Dylan Barnett allowed Enda Curran through, instead of shooting first time he twists and turns and takes a shot but Town keeper Luke Dennison makes a fine save.

  • 35'

    Marc Ludden with a free that is just headed over the bar by Enda Curran

  • 34'

    Aaron Robinson's header is cleared off the line by the well positioned Lee Devitt

  • 33'

    The home side are pressing as they try to break the deadlock

  • 30'

    What a strike from Shane Elworthy but Jack Brady was equal to the shot. He superbly tipped the ball over the bar.

  • 29'

    Town finally put the ball in the net but it's ruled out for offside. It was an Eric Molloy header from a McMenamy free

  • 25'

    Treaty win a corner which Marc Ludden will take.

  • 22'

    Treaty break with Enda Curran passing to Lee Devitt, he whips the ball into the box but there isn't a man in a blue shirt there.

  • 21'

    Sam Verdon was held by Joe Gorman, quite blatant but no free.

  • 21'

    Dean McMenamy with the corner but floats straight into the arms of Jack Brady

  • 20'

    Pressure from the home side and they win a corner.

  • 17'

    Good cross in by Shane Elworthy is headed clear by Treaty. What did I say about the delivery.

  • 16'

    Town's delivery into the box has been poor.

  • 14'

    Karl Chambers makes a good run, plays the ball out to Shane Elworthy who puts in a cross but it's a poor effort.

  • 9'

    After the free is cleared the ball comes down again and the Limerick side have won a corner

  • 9'

    Treaty have a free which Charlie Fleming will take.

  • 7'

    Mark Walsh goes off injured. We had to wait two minutes for that change. Gorman had a lot of tape to put on his leg.

  • 7'

    Joe Gorman is on for Treaty

  • 5'

    Mark Walsh has picked up an injury for Treaty

  • 3'

    Darren Craven gets a touch to a cross and Jack Brady has to be alert.

  • Town have one change from the side that side that beat Bray Wanderers 2-1 on Monday. Karl Chambers is in for the injured Ryan Graydon. Treaty have changes from their win over Wexford - Sean Guerins and Matt Keane are in for Joel Coustrain and Stephen Christopher

  • Treaty have three former Town players in their squad - Jack Brady, Enda Curran and Joe Gorman.

  • Longford Town are on an unbeaten run of six games while Treaty are unbeaten in five games.

  • Welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of the clash between Longford Town and Treaty Utd. I'm Deniese O'Flaherty. It's a perfect evening for a game but a small crowd here at Bishopsgate

Longford Town

18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper
2Shane Elworthy Defender
3Dylan Barnett Defender
4Aaron Robinson Midfielder 68'
8Darren Craven Midfielder
10Sam Verdon Forward
11Eric Molloy Forward
14Michael Barker Defender
19Karl Chambers 21 Forward
20Dean McMenamy Midfielder
23Ben Lynch Midfielder
16Cristian Magerusan
1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
5Michael McDonnell Midfielder
9Joe Doyle Forward
17Matthew O’Brien Midfielder
21Matthew Butler
21Joe Power 19
22Matthew Dunne
30Adam Hayden Goalkeeper

Treaty Utd

1Jack Brady Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender
5Sean Guerins Forward
6Callum McNamara Midfielder 59'
8Joe Collins 16 Midfielder
12Lee Devitt Midfielder
19Enda Curran 10 Forward
22Matt Keane 7 Defender
25Mark Walsh 32 Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender
7Conor Melody 22 Midfielder
10Dean George 19 Forward
16William Armshaw 8 Midfielder
20Martin Coughlan Midfielder
21Colin Conroy
27Jack Arra Forward
32Joe Gorman 25 Defender
30Adam Gallagher Goalkeeper


Bishopsgate, Longford
City Calling Stadium, L50021, Mullolagher, Cloondara ED, Longford Municipal District, County Longford, Leinster, Ireland

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland