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Date Time League Season
10 September 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Treaty grab valuable point in Galway

10-man Treaty United held on to secure a valuable point away to fellow promotion hopefuls Galway United.

Marc Ludden picked up two second-half yellow cards in a extremely even game up until that point. Tadhg Ryan had earlier denied Mikie Rowe and Wilson Waweru a crucial lead goal.

As with the previous meetings this season, this was an ultra tight affair. Treaty were hoping to build on their 3-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers while the hosts may still have had eyes on Shelbourne prior to kick-off. The Dubliners victory on Leeside means that the in-direct route will have to suffice for pre-season title favourites Galway.

Results now mean that Galway and Treaty must focus on building towards the imminent play-offs, with a handful of games left to play.

The hosts enjoyed the better of the first half but Treaty contained the early energy shown by Wilson Waweru and Ruairi Keating. For Tommy Barrett’s side Seán McSweeney looked sharp, having returned to his familiar ‘number 10’ role, behind the returning Kieran Hanlon.  

On his first start for Galway, Luke Dennison was underworked in the opening half. But, he was merely a spectator as Anto O’Donnell headed wide from a wonderful Charlie Fleming cross.

O’Donnell also cleared off the line at the other end, after a corner ricocheted around the Treaty area. John Caulfield’s side clearly targeted long-throws and deep corners, causing problems for Tadhg Ryan at times.

Ryan was at his agile best when batting away a piledriver from Mikie Rowe on 33. Gary Boylan came close before the interval as Ryan initially spilled the long-range shot, but had the wherewithal to gather at the second attempt.

An early yellow for Ludden moments into the second half was compounded when he got his marching orders on 72. He raced into a tackle and caught Gary Boylan, enough for Kevin O’Sullivan to dismiss the ex-Galway United man. Despite the man less, Anto O'Donnell almost won it for the Limerick men, heading over as the game entered stoppage time. 

Who would rule out a fourth meeting of these sides in 2021, as both look assured of their play-off place with just five League games remaining? 

  • 91'

    Rowe is replaced by Place.

  • 90'

    O'Donnell heads over from a corner, what a chance for the visitors.

  • 87'

    Treaty pressing for a winner, really exciting game despite the lack of a goal.

  • 78'

    Cunningham replaces Waweru

  • 78'

    Doherty replaces Hurley

  • 79'

    Doherty is booked just moments after coming on.

  • 79'

    Doherty is booked just moments after coming on.

  • 76'

    McNamara replaces Hanlon.

  • 75'

    Melody replaces Christopher.

  • 72'

    Marc Ludden gets his second yellow for a poor tackle on Boylan. He was also booked in the 46th minute.

  • 67'

    Keating whips a cross that Waweru connects with, possibly with his upper leg and sees it fly goalwards. Ryan reacts superbly and pushes it away. What a save!

  • 59'

    Treaty definitely on top but still level pegging here.

  • 59'

    Treaty definitely on top but still level pegging here.

  • 48'

    Treaty earn the first corner of the second half.

  • 45'

    Intriguing half here in Galway, but the sides are deadlocked at the interval.

  • 43'

    Gary Boylan stings Tadhg Ryan's hands from distance, and he nearly drops it into the net. He gathers with Waweru ready to pounce.

  • 43'

    Gary Boylan stings Tadhg Ryan's hands from distance, and he nearly drops it into the net. He gathers with Waweru ready to pounce.

  • 33'

    Rowe brings the best of Tadhg Ryan, blasting high towards goal from about 15 yards out. Pushed behind for a corner.

  • 25'

    O'Donnell rises highest to meet a cross from Fleming, he is disappointed as it goes narrowly wide.

  • 19'

    A corner is scrambled away by the visitors, as a sea of bodies surround Tadhg Ryan's goal.

  • 19'

    A corner is scrambled away by the visitors, as a sea of bodies surround Tadhg Ryan's goal.

  • 17'

    Chants of "United, United, United!" as Galway earn a corner thanks to Killian Brouder's long throw-in.

  • 15'

    Joe Gorman clashes with Kieran Hanlon, nothing doing but the Galway player came off second best.

  • 8'

    Ruairi Keating has been busy so far. He could cause Charlie Fleming problems this evening.

  • 6'

    The start has been cagey, with a large crowd here waiting for something to happen.

  • 1'

    Treaty get the game underway and Kieran Hanlon shoots over after just 30 seconds.

  • Sam Oji, ex-Galway United and Limerick FC, passed away recently. The English man left quite an impression in both cities and there will be a moments silence prior to the game this evening in memory of Sam.

  • Good evening from Eamonn Deacy Park. The line-ups are in for Galway United and Treaty United, kick-off at 7.45pm.

Galway Utd

18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper
2Conor O’Keeffe Defender
3Stephen Walsh Defender
4Gary Boylan Defender
5Killian Brouder Defender
7Ruairi Keating Forward
10David Hurley 11 Midfielder
14Mikie Rowe 20 Midfielder
18Wilson Waweru 9 Forward
22Conor McCormack Midfielder
32Joe Gorman Defender
6Maurice Nugent Defender
8Dean O’Shea Defender
9Padraic Cunningham 18 Forward
11Shane Doherty 10 Midfielder 79'
17Thomas Oluwa Forward
20Mikey Place 14 Midfielder
24Colin Kelly Forward
25Alex Murphy Defender

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender 46'
5Clyde O’Connell Midfielder
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
9Kieran Hanlon 23 Forward
10Sean McSweeney Forward
12Matt Keane Defender
18Stephen Christopher 7 Midfielder
25Mark Walsh Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender
7Conor Melody 18 Midfielder
8Joe Collins Midfielder
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
15Edward McCarthy Midfielder
16William Armshaw Midfielder
17Joel Coustrain Midfielder
23Callum McNamara 9 Midfielder
29Bryan Murphy Forward
30Seán McCormack Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 13)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Jackman Park

Treaty United v Galway United

(Series 4)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway United v Treaty United

Ground

Eamonn Deacy Park
Eamonn Deacy Park, Dyke Road, Terryland, Menlough, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, H91 ET6N, Ireland