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

Match Report

Treaty and Cork tied in Limerick

Treaty United and Cork City played out an entertaining but scoreless draw at the Market's Field without really creating any trouble for either goalkeeper during the 90 minutes.

The brightest element of the Munster Derby this evening was the constant flares from the newly returned supporters.

The lively Dylan McGlade and Cian Bargary were the most likely to create a breakthrough for the visitors but Cork will be happy to have avoided a whitewash in this fixture this season.

It was expected to be a clash of styles with Colin Healy's side known for a flowing brand of football while Tommy Barrett's league debutants have developed a reputation as a tough physical side who are difficult to break down and rely heavily on set pieces in the forward areas of the pitch.

The early exchanges reflected this with Cork City controlling the opening quarter hour with a number of bright attacks down either wing as McGlade and Bargary were given the space to run at the Treaty defence.

The first meaningful attack would come at the other end though. A well timed defensive tackle from Treaty's Anthony O'Donnell allowed the defender to play a ball through to O'Hanlon but McNulty in the Cork goal read the situation excellently and cleared the danger.

Moments later it was Cork skipper Cian Coleman who intervened as the Limerick side threatened to open scoring but had to settle for a corner from the move.

McGlade and Cian Murphy joined forces to create a great opportunity for McGlade but his effort didn't trouble Ryan in the Treaty goal when maybe a team mate might have been better positioned to strike.

The opening of the second half was once again disturbed by flares being thrown on the pitch, a recurring event throughout the entire match which caused the game to be held up a few times this evening.

When play resumed Cian Murphy found some space on the right wing and his cutback fell at the feet of Barry Coffey but the midfielder couldn't get his effort on target as it went to the outside of the far post.

Second half substitutions from both sides threathened to break the deadlock almost instantly with Sean McSweeney creating an opportunity for Stephen Christopher but he saw his effort come back off a Cork defender.

At the other end Sean Kennedy chases a lost cause into the corner and his ball to Dale Holland saw his effort going narrowly wide of Ryan's far post.

The final opportunity of the game fell to Treaty but the cross from Willie Armshaw is just too far ahead of McSweeney and he can't control his header and the opportunity passed.

The result virtually leaves Treaty just one game short of securing a play off spot and almost certainly rules Cork's interest in promotion out for this year. 

  • 90'

    The referee's whistle brings the game to an end with a disappointing result for both sides, which effectively ends any hope that Cork City had of securing a playoff place this season.

  • 88'

    Treaty substitute Conor Melody gives away a foul and gets booked for this troubles.

  • 86'

    A fantastic cross from Willie Armshaw is just too high for Sean McSweeney and he can't get enough contact to keep the ball on target when he finds himself unmarked in front of goal.

  • 83'

    Gordon Walker of Cork City finds his name going into the referee's notebook for a poor challenge.

  • 81'

    Willie Armshaw is coming on for Treaty. He replaces Matt Keane for the Shannonsiders.

  • 80'

    Jack Walsh replaces Dale Holland for Cork City. Can he make the breakthrough.

  • 78'

    Good pressure from Treaty sees a couple of chances created. Last gasp defending from Cork protects McNulty's net but Treaty win a free almost in the corner of the pitch. McNulty does fantastically well to punch it out under pressure from Treaty players at the near post.

  • 77'

    It looks like it's going to take a set piece or defensive mistake to threaten the scoreless draw in the Market's Field.

  • 75'

    A cross cum shot from Jack Lynch almost catches the Rebel's defence as they can only half clear a set piece for Treaty.

  • 73'

    Kennedy almost makes the perfect introduction to proceeds as he chases a lost cause and plays Dale Holland in but his effort goes narrowly wide of Ryan's far post.

  • 72'

    Sean Kennedy replaces Cian Bargary for Cork City.

  • 72'

    Pinball in the Cork goal as Anthony O'Donnell wins a header from a corner and a touch from Charlie Fleming seems to take the ball off the line and prevents his own side scoring.

  • 70'

    Two quick interventions from Ryan cuts out dangerous through balls in attack for Cork to keep Treaty in the game.

  • 66'

    O'Brien Whitmarsh comes into the action to replace Alec Byrne

  • 66'

    McSweeney makes an immediate impact with his header falling to Stephen Christopher who sees his goalbound effort come back off a Cork defender.

  • 63'

    Sean McSweeney & Conor Melody enter the fray in place of Joe Collins & Kieran Hanlon

  • 62'

    Bargary once again a threat down the wing for Cork as he finds his snap shot saved comfortably by Ryan.

  • 58'

    Opportunity for Cork with a close range free kick after a foul at the back from a Treaty defender, but the training ground routine doesn't materialise.

  • 53'

    Dale Holland picks up the second booking of the game with a yellow card for the Rebel's defender for a foul on Kieran Hanlon.

  • 52'

    Treaty defender Marc Walsh challenges Cian Murphy in the corner which gives Bargary another long throw opportunity.

  • 48'

    Cork can't take advantage of the corner as Tadgh Ryan gathers for Treaty.

  • 48'

    The best chance of the game sees a fantastic run from Murphy and his cutback to Barry Coffey is turned away for a corner by a Treaty defender.

  • 46'

    Another flare appears, this time just off the pitch, as the game restarts for the second half.

  • 45'

    Half time in Limerick as it remains scoreless in the Munster Derby.

  • 45'

    McGlade and Murphy combine to create a shooting chance for McGlade on the edge of the box, but his effort goes harmlessly wide.

  • 43'

    A wasted opportunity for Cork as the referee awards a free out from a corner as players from both sides get involved in handbags in the Treaty goalmouth.

  • 37'

    A yellow card issued to Kieran Hanlon for a poor tackle just moments after his appeals for a free were waved away by the match official.

  • 32'

    McGlade has been involved in everything good for Cork in the last few minutes. The performances have belied the league positions of both clubs so far, with the better of the changes falling to the rebels.

  • 24'

    Dylan McGlade has an opportunity but under pressure his effort goes just outside the top corner of the goal.

  • 19'

    Treaty are starting to grow into the encounter and have enjoyed their fair share of territory and opportunities without really threatening the Cork goal.

  • 14'

    Treaty almost opened their account but Stephen Christopher's ball for Kieran Hanlon is kept out of the net by Cork skipper Cian Coleman.

  • 13'

    A long ball from Anthony O'Donnell looks dangerous for Treaty but Mark McNulty is alert in the Cork goal and clears at the cost of a throw in for the home side.

  • 11'

    Cian Bargary has been lively on the right wing for Cork City, but just can't find a team mate with the final ball.

  • 8'

    Cork are dictating the pace of this game so far. Treaty seem happy to stand off and force Cork to do all the early running.

  • 4'

    A bit of a hold up in play as the stewards remove a flare from the field.

  • 1'

    Dylan McGlade has the first attempt on goal as he cuts in from the left wing but his effort lacked the power to trouble Tadhg Ryan in the Treaty goal.

  • And we are underway as Treaty kick off this game.

  • The teams have just come onto the pitch as the atmosphere builds between these two Munster rivals. Two changes on both sides as a season defining night awaits for both teams.

  • Colin Healy will be hoping for a minor miracle with a strong run towards the top five in the league starting with their game this evening.

  • The hosts will have to do without the services of Edward McCarthy who has left the club due to new work commitments.

  • It's fifteen minutes to kick off in Market's Field as both sides prepare for their last Munster Derby of the season.

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
5Clyde O’Connell Midfielder
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
8Joe Collins 7 Midfielder
9Kieran Hanlon 10 Forward 37'
12Matt Keane 16 Defender
18Stephen Christopher 17 Midfielder
23Callum McNamara Midfielder
25Mark Walsh Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender
30Seán McCormack Goalkeeper
7Conor Melody 8 Midfielder 88'
10Sean McSweeney 9 Forward
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
16William Armshaw 12 Midfielder
17Joel Coustrain 18 Midfielder
19Josh Quinlivan Midfielder
22Sean Oyibo Forward

Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Ronan Hurley Defender
7Dylan McGlade Midfielder
8Cian Coleman Midfielder
11Cian Bargary 23 Midfielder
14Barry Coffey Midfielder
15Dale Holland 27 Midfielder 53'
16Alec Byrne 9 Midfielder
24Cian Murphy Forward
25Gordon Walker Defender
33Aaron Bolger Midfielder
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
20Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
6Gearoid Morrissey Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 16 Forward
18Joshua Honohan Defender
19Luke Desmond Midfielder
23Sean Kennedy 11 Midfielder
27Jack Walsh 15 Forward
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender

Past Meetings

(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

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