Date Time League Season
22 May 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Treat for Treaty as United take first win

Treaty United picked up their first win of the season to leapfrog Cork City in the SSE Airtricity WNL at Turner’s Cross this afternoon. Rebecca Horgan was the standout performer for United scoring two goals.

Cork managed to pull the score back to one-one after half an hour, with a Sarah McKevitt screamer. However,the visitors answered back with another Horgan goal and a Gillian Keenan top corner strike.

A late penalty for Cork made it a nervy end, but United were able to see out the final minutes.

Niall Connolly’s side came out the stronger of the two, with some fast attacks causing the home defence some problems. This would come to fruition, as Horgan took a pop at goal from just outside the box. The ball was helped over the line by McCarthy in the City net, a bad mistake.

But the Turner’s Cross outfit would come back into the game, Sarah McKevitt controlled the ball 25 yards out, and smashed a shot towards the goal. Her effort dipped and crept just under the bar, game on.

Treaty however, weren’t fazed by conceding, they looked nothing like a side without a win. Goalkeeper Mitchell pumped a long pass in behind the Rebels’ defence, Horgan ghosted in using her pace, and finished while falling over to regain the lead.

Relentless, the visitors didn’t let up. Attacks continued to flow, and just after the hour mark, Gillian Keenan picked up the ball in a little space. She cut inside and whipped the ball into the top corner – 3-1.

This seemed to kill any confidence that Cork had left, and the game looked to be fizzling out. An injury for Katie McCarthy caused a late rally.

Some pressure on the away goal caused a defensive lapse, and Becky Cassin was bundled over in the box. Penalty.

She coolly slotted the spot-kick home, to give a faint glimmer of hope. That chink was short lived as the final whistle was blown.

Treaty will be delighted with both the result and performance. The three points help them move up two places in the table, most importantly above Cork City have got plenty of work to do, as they’re still searching for that elusive victory.

  • Full Time: Cork City 2 - 3 Treaty United

  • 90'

    Dring gets a yellow for Cork.

  • 90'

    Cassin slots away the penalty to make it 3-2.

  • 90'

    Penalty Cork! Cassin is bundled over and the referee points to the spot.

  • 90'

    Six added minutes.

  • 86'

    Katie McCarthy is forced off the pitch due to injury.

  • 85'

    Katie McCarthy is the player down injured.

  • 85'

    Pause in the game as the physio deals with an injured Cork player, it looks like a nasty one.

  • 79'

    Olivia Gibson has been a Wizard on the ball today, she's had it on a string turning opposition players inside and out.

  • 75'

    If any team is going to score another, it's Treaty. Cork look deflated by the third goal.

  • 72'

    Rebecca Horgan is off for Treaty, after a fantastic performance.

  • 72'

    Aine Walsh is on for Treaty.

  • 72'

    Lauren Singleton is off for Cork.

  • 72'

    Lauren Egbuloniu is on for Cork.

  • 71'

    Horgan is nearly in again as a ball in behind is just out of her reach. McCarthy runs out and clears the ball before the goalscorer can get on the end.

  • 69'

    Cara Griffin is on for Treaty

  • 69'

    Gillian Keenan is off for Treaty.

  • 66'

    3-1 Treaty! Keenan powers down the left and cuts inside. She places a shot into the top corner with precision. Wonderful goal.

  • 64'

    Yellow card for Treaty's Shannon Parbat.

  • 64'

    The game has got quite scrappy in the past few minutes.

  • 59'

    Shine and Mangan are off for Cork.

  • 59'

    McCarthy and Liston are on for Cork.

  • 57'

    The Rebels are definitely looking the more likely to score, the play has all been in the Treaty half. One counter attack from the away side ends in a goal kick for City.

  • 53'

    Laura Shine bombs in behind to chase a long ball. She takes a shot first time, but it's straight at Mitchell.

  • 51'

    Cork have upped the pressure in the opening five minutes of the half. For all the possession, no shots.

  • 46'

    Lauren Walsh is off for Cork.

  • 46'

    Shaunagh McCarthy is on for Cork.

  • 46'

    And we're back underway!

  • A great all-round performance by the bottom placed side. Cork have had their moments but Treaty have threatened every time they've come forward.

  • Half-time: Cork City 1 -2 Treaty United

  • 45'

    Dring lays the ball off for Cassin to run onto and shoot, the shot goes just over the bar.

  • 45'

    Every time City come forward, the Treaty midfield are all over any loose passes or touches.

  • 42'

    Treaty are sending wave after wave of attacks at the Cork net, it's been a great performance from United and they deserve their lead.

  • 36'

    Horgan scores again! A long goal kick gets behind the Cork defence, Horgan runs onto it and finishes past McCarthy.

  • 33'

    Slattery scores from a free-kick in spectacular fashion! But it's ruled out for offside. Cork will be breathing a sigh of relief.

  • 31'

    Goal Cork! Sarah McKevitt scores a screamer! She takes aim from about thirty yards and fires the ball over the top of Mitchell and into the net.

  • 29'

    Olivia Gibson is showing her quality in the middle of the park, whenever she picks up the ball she's dancing past challenges with ease. She does this once more and drives a shot on goal, but it's straight at the Cork 'keeper.

  • 25'

    Treaty don't look like a side rooted to the bottom of the table, they've really pressed well and showed pace and precision on the attack.

  • 19'

    Riona Crowley is on for Cork.

  • 19'

    Burke is off for Cork.

  • 18'

    Goal Treaty! Horgan has a go from the edge of the box. Abby McCarthy parries the powerful strike over her head and into the net.

  • 15'

    It's been a hard-fought first fifteen. Plenty of endeavour from both sides, but not a lot of killer instinct in the final third.

  • 12'

    Eabha O'Mahony has a crack from distance, but Mitchell in the Treaty net watches it sail wide.

  • 9'

    After a great passing move from Treaty, the ball falls to Jenna Slattery, she has a go from just inside the box. Her shot goes just over the bar.

  • 6'

    City are putting some pressure on. Mangan presses and forces a defender into a mistake, she can't get the ball out of her feet to get a shot away though.

  • 3'

    A poor touch from the Cork defender falls to Slattery, who slices a shot just wide from outside the box. It's been a good start by Treaty.

  • 2'

    Olivia Gibson with a nice run into the Cork half, she takes it past a couple and then has a speculative go. It's easily saved.

  • 1'

    And we're underway! Treaty kick-off.

  • This promises to be an action packed affair, with both sides shaky at the back and shipping plenty of goals so far this season.

  • Cork City team news: there's one change to the side that lost in the previous match. Shaunagh McCarthy is out, and Lauren Singleton is in.

  • Treaty United team news: there's two changes to the side that lost 5 - 0 last time out. Keenan and Gibson are in for Walsh and Griffin.

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of the Munster derby! Cork City vs Treaty United. I'm Jon Parkin, and I'll be doing the coverage for today's game.

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke 17 Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
6Eabha O’Mahony Midfielder
9Christina Dring Forward
16Laura Shine 10 Forward
18Becky Cassin Midfielder 90'
20Eva Mangan 11 Midfielder
23Sarah McKevitt Forward 31'
24Lauren Walsh 14 Defender
25Lauren Singleton 7 Defender
13Leah Hayes Cohen Goalkeeper
7Lauren Egbuloniu 25 Forward
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
10Katie McCarthy 16 Forward
11Sophie Liston 20 Forward
14Shaunagh McCarthy 24 Defender
15Leah Murphy Forward
17Riona Crowley 3 Defender
21Nadine Seward Forward

Treaty Utd

21Michaela Mitchell Goalkeeper
4Shannon Parbat Defender 64'
5Eve O’Sullivan Defender
6Jenna Slattery Midfielder
8Tara O’Gorman Midfielder
9Aoife Horgan Forward
10Rebecca Horgan 19 Forward 18', 35'
11Gillian Keenan 7 Forward 66'
12Olivia Gibson Forward
22Eimear Carey 20 Defender
24Jesse Mendez Midfielder 27'
3Alannah Mitchell Defender
1Medbh Ryan Goalkeeper
7Cara Griffin 11 Forward
19Aine Walsh 10 Forward
20Lauren Keane 22 Midfielder
23Anna Shanagher Defender

Past Meetings

(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


Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

A master's journalism student at Birmingham City University. Jon Parkin has done interviews with numerous people from across the English football pyramid. He has also written for website My Old Man Said for over a year and a half.