Date Time League Season
26 May 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2023

Match Report

Flood brace bags points on Shannonside

Finn Harps returned to winning ways, dispatching of a disappointing Treaty United outfit, to end their four-game losing run.

Dave Rogers side had a brace from Ryan Flood in the opening half, with a strike from teenager Aaron McLaughlin rounding out a trilling evening for the Donegal men in Limerick.

Treaty would have been hopeful of returning to winning ways after suffering a home loss to Galway last week, but Tommy Barrett’s men now fall to a second 3-0 loss of the season.

Youngster Darren Nwankwo felled the lively Sean O’Donnell after 12 minutes, with Flood powering home the resultant penalty.

The same combination happened for the second goal. This time O’Donnell fouled by namesake, Anto O’Donnell, outside the area. It mattered little to Flood who tucked home the 20-yard free-kick with some confidence.

Tim Hiemer denied Treaty immediately after this goal, parrying over an Enda Curran effort. There was little joy in front of goal for the home side.

The half-time score perhaps flattered Harps in an attacking sense but they were assured and controlled at the back. Veteran Keith Cowan an able match for Enda Curran of United.

Treaty did have openings in the third quarter. Lee Devitt firing over, before Dean George shaw a shot spilled by the German keeper.

There was also a handful of penalty appeals as the frustration grew for 6th place Treaty.

The late goal, from sub Aaron McLaughlin was a welcomed tonic for Rogers and his young squad. They hadn’t won in a month, making this all the sweeter.

Treaty Utd

13Shane Hallahan Goalkeeper
11Stephen Christopher Midfielder 41'
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender 35'
26Darren Nwankwo Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender
5Lee Devitt Midfielder
7Conor Barry 21 Midfielder
8Alec Byrne Midfielder
16William Armshaw 20 Midfielder
10Dean George 18 Forward
19Enda Curran 29 Forward 32'
17Scott Kirkland Midfielder
18Colin Kelly 10 Forward
20Martin Coughlan 16 Midfielder
21Colin Conroy 7 Midfielder
22Darren Collins Forward
24Joshua Coady Goalkeeper
27Robbie Lynch Midfielder
29Josh Quinlivan 19 Midfielder
30Mark Murphy Forward

Finn Harps

1Tim Heimer Goalkeeper 90'
5Keith Cowan 24 Defender
6Noe Baba Defender
7Ryan Flood Defender 12', 35'
8Katlego Mashigo Midfielder 85'
9Filip Da Silva Forward
10Michael Harris 21 Forward 83'
11Seamas Keogh Midfielder
15Kevin Jordan Defender
17Shane McMonagle Midfielder
20Sean O’Donnell 28 Forward
25Oisin Cooney Goalkeeper
3Max Johnston Forward
21Damian Duffy 10 Midfielder
23Jamie McKinney Midfielder
24Sean O’Kane 5 Midfielder
28Aaron McLaughlin 20 Forward 90'
  • 90'

    Aaron McLaughlin finishes to the net after a quality mazy run, prodding low under the keeper to round off a good night for Harps.

  • 90'

    Marc Ludden flashes a free-kick narrowly wide.

  • 82'

    Harps milking the clock now, as Treaty search for something in reply.

  • 82'

    Harps milking the clock now, as Treaty search for something in reply.

  • 76'

    Nice diag from Nwankwo, and Marc Ludden takes it inside, but he skews a shot well wide.

  • 73'

    A raft of subs as Treaty appeal for another penalty, not given.

  • 61'

    Corner for Treaty.. comes to very little.

  • 55'

    Better from Treaty but still a hill to climb.

  • 54'

    Barry with an effort, saved by Hiemer.

  • 52'

    Lee Devitt fires over from distance, a neat effort, but just too high. Nwankwo absolutely thundered into Da Silva in the build up. That woke the crowd here.

  • 49'

    Noe Baba clears away from a crowded area. Keith Cowan then does the same from a long-throw.

  • 47'

    No changes for either side, with Treaty resuming as is, despite three yellows and a two-goal deficit.

  • 46'

    Half-time in Limerick. Finn Harps two-nil to the good, clinical early and now in firm control.

  • 45'

    A barrage of chances for Finn Harps. They have five shots in about 30 seconds as Shane Hallahan saves three, and there are two blocks. They survive with the half-time whistle not too far away.

  • 40'

    A yellow card for Christopher, for pulling the shorts of his opponent, he almost pulled them off!

  • 36'

    Another goal, a second for Ryan Flood. He uses his left-foot to rocket a shot into the corner.

  • 35'

    O'Donnell gives away a free-kick on the edge of the area.

  • 32'

    Yellow Card for Enda Curran for a late challenge.

  • 32'

    Little to report here. but now a yellow for Enda Curran.

  • 26'

    Enda Curran fires a shot straight at goalkeeper Tim Hiemer.

  • 21'

    Little to report as Finn Harps have consolidated their lead with a tight defensive showing so far.

  • 20'

    Treaty United fans have found the drum after 20 minutes.

  • 15'

    Armshaw fires over a bouncing ball from inside a crowded area.

  • 14'

    Armshaw fired a laid-off free-kick well over, poor effort.

  • 12'

    Ryan Flood with a powerful penalty gives Finn Harps the lead. Darren Nwankwo fouled Sean O'Donnell just inside the area.

  • 11'

    Penalty to Finn Harps

  • 7'

    Treaty looking to break down a 5-3-2 shape deployed by the visitors.

  • 4'

    Scrappy opening so far.

  • 1'

    Game on in Markets Field.

  • Tom Clancy with you for updates this evening, the line ups are in place. Here is hoping for a thrilling contest. Finn Harps won the reverse fixture last month, 2-0.

  • Good evening from a sun-drenched Markets Field, where Treaty United entertain Finn Harps. It is 6th versus 9th. Both sides lost last weekend and will be eager to get a victory to keep in touch with the play-off places. Treaty's side shows a return for Anto O'Donnell, who replaces Andy Spain. Finn Harps name six subs, including Aaron McLaughlin - an exiting teenage prospect. Filip Da Silva starts, with Michael Harris missing out for Dave Rodgers side.

Past Meetings

(Round 9)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Finn Park

Finn Harps FC 2-0 Treaty United FC


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

Tom is a multimedia reporter and broadcaster based in Limerick. His main focus is Soccer, Gaelic Games and Rugby. He first starting writing reports aged 14. He is no relation to Tom Clancy, American novelist.