Date Time League Season
26 April 2022 7:15 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Cork cruise to topple Treaty

Cork City eased to victory as they defeated Munster rivals Treaty United 4-0 at the Markets Field this evening in the SSE Airtricity WNL.

The home side had a good spell early on but failed to take charge and Cork were utterly dominant for the remainder of the 90. A first-half brace from Eva Mangan and a second-half brace from sub Lauren Singleton saw City stroll to a deserved win.

A first-half brace from Eva Mangan and a second-half brace from sub Lauren Singleton saw City stroll to a deserved win.

Treaty looked the stronger side early in the game, opting for a long ball strategy to bypass the City midfield and split their defence.

The tactics payed dividends when left-back Amy Madden played a great ball from her flank to striker Shannen O'Donovan, who was bundled over to win Treaty a well-positioned free outside the Cork area.

Striking partner Heidi O'Sullivan came close with the following free, hitting low to the right only to be saved by the Cork keeper Hannah Walsh.

The Limerick side continued to play in the opposition half, winning successive corners, the latter headed over by Jesse Mendez as the Shannon-siders came close again.

The home team persisted with the long balls and it was a case of fine margins as O'Donovan was left to chase passes measured just too long for her to get in on goal while she also found herself offside on several occasions as Treaty couldn't make the most of their dominance.

At the other end, Cork came back into things after the 20th minute and Eva Mangan had her long-range effort shoved away by Treaty goalie Michaela Mitchell.

Cork kept the pressure on and after Mitchell failed to grasp a ball in her box the visitors put Treaty under siege with several attempts.

Captain Becky Cassin beat two defenders from the right to shoot and had her effort deflected out to Eva Mangan, who's powerful strike went low to the right past Mitchell to put the Rebels up 1-0.

Less than 10 minutes later Mangan had her second after some brilliant Cork play, Nadine Seward playing Mangan in for her to curl her shot into the far left corner.

Treaty struggled to get out of their area as Cork won their kick-outs and any balls played forward found attackers offside although Mitchell made a couple of good stops to keep the deficit to two before half-time was called.

Four half-time changes for Treaty made no impact as Cork continued to control play, preventing Treaty from exiting their half and nullifying their attempts to go long by playing a high-line at the back, which resulted in several more offside calls against the home team.

It was a Cork substitute that made a big impact in the second-half, Lauren Singleton causing mayhem from the left-wing upon her entry to the game before the hour mark.

Shortly after she had her first goal when she was bundled over in the box by Shannon Parbat and stepped up to bury her penalty to make it 3-0 to the visitors.

With Cork continuing to dominate, Singleton was to score again when she beat her marker and volleyed into the Treaty goal on the 77th minute to seal her sides' 4-0 win, Treaty unable to offer much in return as they tried to get a consolation score in the final 10 minutes.

Aoife Cronin had a decent chance to make it five in the 94th minute but went wide as Cork jumped to 6 points in the WNL as Treaty fell to seven straight defeats in the WNL.

  • 94'

    Full-Time. Cork far too good for Treaty to compete with. Braces from Eva Mangan and Lauren Singleton saw the visitors to a 4-0 victory at the Markets Field.

  • 94'

    Aoife Cronin goes wide with her shot!

  • 91'

    3 minutes added on in Limerick

  • 91'

    Walsh easily collects a Treaty effort on goal from distance

  • 90'

    Lauren Singleton comes close to getting a second-half hattrick but just can't reach the ball as it zooms across the Treaty goal area

  • 88'

    Hannah Walsh makes a good block to deny Michaela Lawrence

  • 88'

    Treaty getting forwad more now but not creating any big chances to get one back

  • 82'

    Cara Griffin's header goes right and wide for Treaty as they look for a consolation score!

  • 80'

    Singleton found herself with just one defender to beat and volleyed it over Mitchell in the Treaty goal! Cork utterly dominant in this half, Treaty have not got going at all

  • 77'

    Singleton volleys into the net for her second and Cork's fourth goal of the game!

  • 77'

    Singleton doing well since coming on, posing a threat down the left which Treaty are finding difficult to deal with!

  • 69'

    Singleton does well down the left but her effort is deflected out

  • 69'

    Singleton does well down the left but her effort is deflected out

  • 69'

    Parbat was booked for bringing down Singleton

  • 67'

    Parbat was booked for bringing down Singleton

  • 67'

    Lauren Singleton wins a penalty for Cork, steps up and buries her effort into the right of goal

  • 66'

    Lauren Singleton wins a penalty for Cork!

  • 62'

    As with the end of the first-half, Treaty cannot win their own kick-outs which puts pressure on their defence

  • 62'

    Eva Mangan goes wide with her effort from range - all Cork since the break

  • 60'

    Riona Crowley wins a free for her side in the Treaty half!

  • 56'

    Eva Mangan tries to send through Nadine Seward but her ball has too much on it

  • 54'

    No big chances yet as Cork content ot play around with the ball, Treaty struggling to hold possession

  • 52'

    The home side called offside again as they attempt to go forward

  • 51'

    Free-Kick for the Rebels just outside the Treaty box now

  • 48'

    Cork continuing their momentum from the first 45' - some good attacking play down the left flank

  • 45'

    Treble sub for Treaty as play gets under way for the second-half at the Markets Field

  • 46'

    Half-Time at the Market Field - Two Eva Mangan goals put Cork ahead as they dominated play after some bright play from Treaty earlier

  • 46'

    Madden down again after being fouled by Aoife Cronin - limping at the moment

  • 45'

    One minute additional time signaled by the fourth official

  • 45'

    Mitchell saves from Seward as the City attacker gets on t he end of Aoife Cronin's cross

  • 42'

    Seward can't bypass Mitchell from the left this time as Cork continue to win balls from midfield and send them forward

  • 41'

    Nadine Seward sends her strike over from the right under pressure from a Treaty defender

  • 41'

    Eva Mangan's ball to Aoife Cronin has just too much on it at the other end of the field

  • 39'

    Treaty offside for the umpteenth time as good balls are hit in between the City defenders

  • 38'

    Great save by Michaela Mitchell as Aoife Cronin has a first-time shot as she comes on to a Cork cross.

  • 36'

    Eva Mangan scores again after Nadine Seward sends her in on goal, shoots low to the left to curl in City's second goal!

  • 35'

    Hannah Walsh comes out to meet the ball before Jesse Mendez can have a shot

  • 34'

    Treaty's long balls failing to find anyone in recent moments, easily collected by Hannah Walsh in goal for Cork. Too easy for the visitors to regain the ball at the moment.

  • 31'

    Cork looking the better now

  • 30'

    All came from a small mistake from Michaela Mitchell moments earlier when she failed to grasp a ball on the ground. Cork put pressure on with a number of attempts. Becky Cassin beat two Treaty defenders from the right and her attempt was deflected out for Eva Mangan to shoot low and right past Mitchell!

  • 28'

    Eva Mangan goal!

  • 27'

    Shannen O'Donovan left to chase balls for Treaty, most have been too long so far but one to her feet could lead to a major chance for the home side!

  • 25'

    Amy Madden down for Treaty at the moment

  • 23'

    Shannon O'Donovan appears to be in one-on-one for a split second but called offside - Treaty threatening with the long ball all half

  • 22'

    Michaela Mitchell shoves out Eva Mangan's long-range effort

  • 20'

    Amy Madden has been impressive for Treaty, showing good strength to hold off Cork defenders

  • 19'

    City getting forward more and Treaty holding out well so far

  • 15'

    Michaela Lawrence can't find anyone with her free-kick and it goes wide

  • 14'

    Another Treaty free-kick in a good position after Zara Foley brings down a Treaty attacker

  • 11'

    Its been all Treaty the last five minutes!

  • 11'

    Treaty forward again but Emily O'Halloran can't get through the Cork defence

  • 10'

    Michaela Lawrence's cross is headed over but Jesse Mendez as the home side begin to threaten more

  • 7'

    Heidi O'Sullivan goes low to the right and its saved by Hannah Walsh

  • 6'

    Amy Madden plays a great ball forward to Shannon O'Donovan who is fouled outside the visitors' box

  • 6'

    No big chances as of yet for either side as Treaty beginning to get forward more

  • 4'

    Cork dominating play so far, making Treaty work hard to regain possession

  • 1'

    Cork City get things under way at the Markets Fields!

  • 3 minutes until Kick-Off!

  • Becky Cassin captains Cork tonight and will go in search of her third goal of the 2022 campaign

  • Team news to follow shortly

  • Both sides are lingering at the bottom of the league and will be desperate for points, which should make an entertaining battle in Limerick this evening

  • This evening's game is the first Munster Derby of the season, having been rescheduled from early March due to a waterlogged Markets Fields.

  • Hello and welcome along to Final Whistle's coverage of Treaty United's meeting with Cork City in the WNL. My name is Jack Joy and I'll be taking you through this evening's Munster Derby. Kick-Off is at 7.15pm!

Treaty Utd

1Michaela Mitchell Goalkeeper
2Alix Mendez Defender
4Alannah Mitchell 6 Defender
5Shannon Parbat Defender 67'
8Jesse Mendez Midfielder
9Héidí O’Sullivan Forward
10Shannen O’Donovan 11 Midfielder
19Amy Madden 3 Midfielder
20Michaela Lawrence Midfielder
23Emily O’Halloran Forward
25Laoise Browne 14 Defender
16Emma Costelloe Midfielder
3Emma Deegan 19 Defender
6Lauren Keane 4 Midfielder
11Cara Griffin 10 Forward
14Aoife Mulkearn 25 Midfielder

Cork City

26Hannah Walsh Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke 19 Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
5Zara Foley 24 Defender
6Aoife Cronin Midfielder
7Nadine Seward 9 Forward
14Aoibhinn Donnelly 25 Forward
17Riona Crowley Defender
18Becky Cassin Midfielder
20Eva Mangan Midfielder 28', 36'
22Kelly Leahy 8 Midfielder
1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Nathalie O’Brien Defender
8Kate O’Donovan 22 Midfielder
9Christina Dring 7 Forward
14Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
15Leah Murphy Forward
19Orlaith Deasy 3 Defender
24Lauren Walsh 5 Defender
25Lauren Singleton 14 Defender 67', 77'

Past Meetings

(Round 6)
0 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Cork City

(Series 26)
3 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Treaty United

(Round 23)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Cork City

(Series 17)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Cork City

(Round 14)
2 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Treaty United

(Series 8)
2 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Treaty United

(Round 5)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Cork City

(Semi Final)
2 - 0
FAI Women's Cup
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Treaty United

(Series 3)
2 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Cork City


Markets Field
Markets Field, Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, V94 AY9C, Ireland

Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University