Date Time League Season
22 October 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

O’Donnell own goal costs Treaty

UCD won what could potentially be a playoff's preview, with a 2-1 win over Treaty United in Belfield.

A Liam Kerrigan goal accompanied by an unfortunate Anthony O’Donnell own goal sealed the deal for the Students.

Dean George got the visitors one of their own, but it wasn’t enough.

There weren’t many chances in the opening few minutes in this one. Sam Todd rose highest from a corner at one stage and forced a save from Tadhg Ryan right before the ten-minute mark.

The breakthrough came 14 minutes in. A long ball forward found its way to Liam Kerrigan, who hit a shot first time and sent it past Tadhg Ryan. The U21 international only needed one chance to make his mark.

UCD controlled the rest of the half. Sean Brennan forced a good save from Ryan in the 31st minute after his strike just outside the area was palmed out as it looked like it was headed for the top corner. From the ensuing set piece, Todd again rose highest, this time hitting the bar.

Jack Coustrain got Treaty their only real chance of the half a minute before the break. From the second phase off a corner, he turned and shot from way out. What seemed to be a hit and hope ended up just going wide.

Treaty got a goal five minutes after the restart however. Dean George was played through and in similar fashion to Kerrigan, took his chance and slotted it away. It was against the run of play, so UCD must have been sick at the earlier chances missed.

Treaty would then go on to control the next 10-15 minutes. In the 57th minute they had numerous shots in the box blocked consecutively. Joe Collins had a deflected shot just go wide on the hour mark. Not long after, George attempted to get a brace by attempting an overhead kick from a corner, which just went after. They would rue these missed chances.

15 minutes from time, Liam Kerrigan came inside down the by-line thanks to some nice footwork. His low drilled cross found the leg of Anthony O’Donnell, who accidentally put it into his own net.

The only way now this won’t be the playoff matchup is if Treaty lose next week and Bray win. It seems safe to assume that what we saw tonight is indeed the preview.

  • 94'

    Full time.

  • 93'

    Armshaw yellow card.

  • 75'

    Goal! Kerrigan after some nice footwork drills in a cross and Anthony O'Donnell attempts to clear it but sticks it in his own net!

  • 73'

    Kerrigan comes inside with some nice footwork but his shot was ill advised.

  • 63'

    George attempts a very ambitious overhead kick and is not far off.

  • 60'

    Collins shot is deflected just wide. Treaty have dominated the last few minutes.

  • 57'

    Treaty are piling on pressure via a few shots in the box, but UCD stand firm.

  • 50'

    Goal! Dean George is played through and just slots it in. We're all tied.

  • 46'

    The final 45 begin.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 45'

    Play was stopped due to an O'Brien injury. He's now bandaged up and returns.

  • 45'

    Two minutes added on.

  • 44'

    Coustrain with an ambitious turn and shot from way out nearly catches Healy, but it bounces wide.

  • 38'

    Armshaw gets a shot off after UCD fail to clear their lines, but it's blocked and Lorcan Healy collects.

  • 33'

    Armshaw now is seen to for a head injury, but he'll come back on.

  • 31'

    The ensuing corner is met by Todd, who hits the bar.

  • 31'

    A strike from Brennan on the edge of the area forces an excellent save from Ryan. Was headed for the top corner.

  • 30'

    A wayward kick from Ryan sets up a UCD chance, but nothing comes from it.

  • 29'

    He can continue.

  • 28'

    Now a head injury to Sam Todd stops play.

  • 21'

    Ball comes to Brennan but the cross is just too high.

  • 14'

    Goal! Liam Kerrigan goes through after a long ball by Todd and gets the opener.

  • 13'

    Sean Brennan is now receiving treatment.

  • 9'

    First interesting moment here as Sam Todd has a header from a corner well saved by Ryan.

  • 2'

    Keaney has been evaluated and is good to continue.

  • 1'

    Very early stoppage here due to a head injury to Jack Keaney.

  • 1'

    We are underway.

  • For anything to change, Bray would need to upset Galway away whilst Treaty lose here. Given Bray's recent form, that seems unlikely.

  • Tonight would appear to be a dress rehearsal of the playoffs, as if the the table looked the same way after the final round of games next week, these two would face each other in this venue.

  • Both lineups are now in.

  • Hello and welcome to for live updates of tonight's First Division clash between UCD AFC and Treaty United, I'm Sean Comber and I'll be updating you on tonight's events.


1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
3Evan Osam Defender
6Jack Keaney Midfielder
7Liam Kerrigan Midfielder 14'
10Colm Whelan Forward
14Eoin Farrell Forward
15Adam Verdon 12 Midfielder
21Paul Doyle 30 Midfielder
22Sam Todd Defender
24Harvey O’Brien Midfielder
27Sean Brennan Midfielder
16Carl Williams Goalkeeper
4Harry McEvoy Defender
5Luke Boore Defender
9Danu Kinsella Bishop Forward
11Ciaran Behan Midfielder
12Adam Lennon 15 Midfielder
19Lennon Gill Forward
30Evan Caffrey 21 Forward

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender 75'
8Joe Collins 22 Midfielder
14Sean Guerins Forward
16William Armshaw Midfielder 93'
17Joel Coustrain 29 Midfielder
23Callum McNamara 12 Midfielder
24Dean George 18 Forward 50'
25Mark Walsh Midfielder
21Adam Gallagher Goalkeeper
30Seán McCormack Goalkeeper
5Clyde O’Connell Midfielder
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
12Matt Keane 23 Defender
18Stephen Christopher 24 Midfielder
22Sean Oyibo 8 Forward
29Bryan Murphy 17 Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 16)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Jackman Park

Treaty United v UCD AFC

(Round 7)
3 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
UCD Bowl

UCD AFC v Treaty United


Gavin Colfer


UCD Bowl
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