Date Time League Season
30 April 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Late drama as Shels and Treaty draw

There was plenty of late drama as three goals and a red card in injury time, was enough for Treaty United and Shelbourne to share the spoils at Tolka Park.

The visitors had taken the lead in the 37 minute thanks to Kieran Hanlon. The home side created chance after chance throughout the second half but lacked the quality to make them count.

But two quick fire goals in injury time from substitutes Ryan Brennan and Yousef Mahdy after Hanlon was dismissed looked to have secured the home side an unlikely draw.

However, there was still time Clyde O’Connell to pounce to grab the most unlikely of draws for the Munster men.

Both sides will have mixed feelings about how they feel about this game when they look back on it.

Although Shels controlled the ball for long periods, they often lacked the quality, especially in the final third, to convert their possession into goal scoring chances.

Whenever the hosts created an opportunity, they lacked the composure to make it count. Notably so when Mickey O’Connor's could only aim his point-blank header at Tadhg Ryan and Brian McManus free headed effort looped harmlessly over the bar from close range.

Treaty United, for their part, dominated the first half and took a deserved lead into the break after Kieran Hanlon's goal after 37 minutes. They looked happy to be without the ball for long spells of the second period and defended resolutely, easily thwarting consecutive Shelbourne attacks.

As the clock ticked towards the 90th minute, the tie looked to be put to bed, but in reality, the drama was only beginning.

Mickey Brennan squared a header which his namesake Ryan tapped in to draw the Dublin side level.

Shortly after, Treaty were reduced to 10 men after O'Donnell was dismissed for a second bookable offence, and with the visitors in disarray, Mahdy latched onto a volley to give The Reds an unlikely lead.

But there was still time for one last roll of the dice from the Limerick outfit. They won a corner, and with two extra minutes over injury time played past the allotted 90, Clyde O' Connell struck to round off a dramatic evening in Drumcondra.  

  • 96'

    The drama isn't over yet!! Treaty grab an equaliser from Clyde O Connell to make the score 2-2.

  • 96'

    Mahdy scores what must be a late, late winner for Shels!

  • 92'

    A red card for O Donnell who commits a cynical foul on the edge of the box.

  • 90'

    Ryan Brennan scores for Shels! He taps home a header from Mickey Brennan. Shels have missed chance after chance and eventually finish one.

  • 89'

    A free header to Brian Mc Manus loops over the bar. Nothing is going Shels way.

  • 81'

    It looks like it's not going to be Shel's night. The ball hits a defender in the jaw, who didn't know anything about it and it's cleared.

  • 81'

    A free-kick to Treaty in a dangerous area is well cleared by Gilchrist

  • 78'

    Kieran Hanlon replaced by Matt McKevitt.

  • 78'

    Kieran Hanlon replaced by Matt McKevitt.

  • 74'

    Mahdy replaces McAuley for the Reds

  • 67'

    The ball had looked like it had crossed the line from the rebound but the referee gives a free kick for a foul on the keeper.

  • 67'

    What a stop! Tadhg Ryan pulls off a great save from a Mikey O Connor diving header.

  • 62'

    A corner here to Shels who have laid siege to the Treaty box for the last few minutes, but it fails to beat the first man and the visitors are let off the hook.

  • 56'

    Dayle Rooney is also replaced by Glen Mc Auley

  • 56'

    Double substitute for The Reds who are trying to revive their challenge here Michael Barker is replaced by WIlson

  • 56'

    Double substitute for The Reds who are trying to revive their challenge here Michael Barker is replaced by WIlson

  • 49'

    Yellow card to Anto O Donnell for a cynical foul, but the resulting free-kick is wasted by O' Connor.

  • 47'

    Shels gon in search of an equaliser early in the second half but the attack breaks down after a foul on goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan

  • 46'

    Half time here and the visitors take a deserved lead thanks to a goal from Kieran Hanlon after 37 minutes.

  • 44'

    No joy as a short ball is played to Lunney whose shot is deflected and cleared.

  • 44'

    Free kick to Shels on the right-hand side of the box. Let's see if they can nick an equaliser before the break.

  • 42'

    Rooney swings a high, looping ball into the box for Shels. The ball falls to Kev O Connor, whose tame shot can't trouble the keeper.

  • 42'

    Rooney swings a high, looping ball into the box for Shels. The ball falls to Kev O Connor, whose tame shot can't trouble the keeper.

  • 38'

    Goal! The ball is whipped in and finished by Hanlon who pounces on loose ball in the box

  • 37'

    A free-kick to Treaty in a dangerous area


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
2Michael Barker 16 Defender
3Kevin O’Connor Defender
4Ally Gilchrist Defender
6JJ Lunney Midfielder
7Glen McAuley 11 Forward
9Michael O’Connor Forward 73'
14Brian McManus Midfielder
15Maxim Kouogan Defender
17Shane Farrell Forward
18Dayle Rooney 10 Midfielder
25Jack Brady Goalkeeper
10Ryan Brennan 18 Midfielder 90'
11Yousef Mahdy 7 Forward 96'
16John Ross Wilson 2 Defender
19Sean Quinn Midfielder
23Luke Byrne Defender
24David Toure Midfielder

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
3Marc Ludden Defender
5Clyde O’Connell Midfielder 98'
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender 53'
9Kieran Hanlon 26 Forward 37'
10Sean McSweeney Forward
12Matt Keane Defender
14Sean Guerins Forward
15Edward McCarthy 23 Midfielder
25Mark Walsh 24 Midfielder 29'
44Jack Lynch Defender
19Adam Foley Forward
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
16William Armshaw Midfielder
21Shane Cusack Goalkeeper
22Shane Lowth Midfielder
26Matthew McKevitt 9 Defender
23Callum McNamara 15 Midfielder
18Edmond O’Dwyer Defender
24Dean George 25 Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 9)
0 - 7
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Shelbourne


Oliver Moran


Tolka Park
Tolka Park (Shelbourne FC), Drumcondra South A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland