Date Time League Season
8 July 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Treaty cruise past Longford

Treaty United cruised to a 3-0 home win over fellow play-off hopefuls, Longford Town. 

The Limerick club had wobbled against Cork City but have answered any critics with two fine wins, without the concession of a goal.

These sides cancelled each other out in two prior stalemates, and for long periods it seemed like a third would arrive, but the hosts had other ideas.

Second half penalties – the first from Marc Ludden and the second from Enda Curran gave Tommy Barrett’s charges the platform to make it consecutive wins.

It was a tame first 45 minutes - Longford kept possession well and forced a number of corners but didn’t make their former ‘keeper Jack Brady work.

Treaty, played without a recognised striker, looked to Willie Armshaw for inspiration. The Tipperary winger was electric at times, seeking two goals in as many games. He went close on 25 minutes, sending a long-distance strike narrowly wide with Luke Dennison in trouble.

The breakthrough came when Armshaw was tripped just inside the area and Ludden – the chosen spot-kick taker with Curran on the bench – made no mistake.

Curran was introduced immediately, and found himself with the task of doubling lead when he was fouled. Sam Verdon was introduced in the hope of adding to the Longford attack. But he qas quickly heading for the dressing room.

A low, dangerous cross was attacked by Curran, who was pushed by Verdon when he looked likely to score. Ray Matthews pointed to the spot and dismissed the Longford player, giving the Treaty sub the chance to effectively seal the points.

Curran added more woe for Longford, when he headed home Ludden’s 83rd minute cross for a comprehensive result.

Longford will now look over their shoulder, with both Wexford and Treaty within three points of them in fourth place. Treaty will hope to lose the gap further when they face Bray Wanderers, next time out.

Treaty Utd

1Jack Brady Goalkeeper
44Jack Lynch Defender
5Sean Guerins Forward
6Callum McNamara Midfielder 47'
3Marc Ludden Defender 56'
7Conor Melody 20 Midfielder
8Joe Collins 19 Midfielder
12Lee Devitt Midfielder 77'
16William Armshaw 17 Midfielder
11Stephen Christopher 28 Midfielder
22Matt Keane 19 Defender
13Conor Winn Goalkeeper
17Joel Coustrain 16 Midfielder
19Enda Curran 8 Forward 67', 83'
19Josh Quinlivan 22 Midfielder
20Martin Coughlan 7 Midfielder
27Jack Arra Forward
28Leon Kirrane 11 Midfielder
41Darren Nwankwo Defender

Longford Town

18Luke Dennison Goalkeeper
2Shane Elworthy Defender
3Dylan Barnett Defender
4Aaron Robinson Midfielder
5Michael McDonnell 12 Midfielder
11Eric Molloy 10 Forward
Cristian Magerusan 24 Forward
14Michael Barker Defender
17Matthew O’Brien Midfielder
19Karl Chambers 20 Forward
21Joe Power 22 Midfielder
1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
10Sam Verdon 11 Forward 66'
20Dean McMenamy 19 Midfielder
22Matthew Dunne 21 Defender
23Ben Lynch Midfielder
24Callum Warfield Forward
12Jordan Adeyemo 5 Forward
  • 83'

    The third goal arrives from the head of Enda Curran. The sub gets onto a wonderful cross from Marc Ludden and Treaty are in dreamland.

  • 67'

    Enda Curran buries the second penalty. Sam Verdon is barely on the pitch and he pushes a Treaty player who looked certain to score and a penalty is given. Treaty score it, different taker, same result, 2-0.

  • 57'

    Marc Ludden powers to the corner with his penalty, to give Treaty United the lead.

  • 56'

    Willie Armshaw goes into area and is fouled for a penalty!

  • 52'

    Joe Power thinks he has scored but the flag goes up simultaneously as he turns a cross home. A let off for Treaty United.

  • 47'

    Callum McNamara gets a yellow for a poor tackle on Magerusan.

  • 45'

    Treaty go close from a corner, but it is scrambled clear for another... and then out for another corner.

  • 35'

    Aaron Robinson connects with a corner, but his header/shouldered effort goes over.

  • 30'

    A lull in the contest as Treaty have a go from half-way but it goes over.

  • 26'

    Karl Chambers gets on the end of a cut back but skies his effort from around the penalty spot.

  • 25'

    Willie Armshaw receives a pass out wide, cuts inside and smashes a shot from 22 yards just wide of the top corner.

  • 22'

    A first corner for Treaty which is headed wide by McNamara.

  • 19'

    Corner for Longford, the first of the contest.

  • 17'

    The PA has called out the teams for the third time this evening.

  • 15'

    Karl Chambers sends a header well over. He was disappointed with the connection, Longford enjoying the better of things so far.

  • 9'

    Willie Armshaw with a chest-volley effort, but his shot is easily caught by Dennison.

  • 5'

    Callum McNamara connects with a Treaty free-kick, well taken by Marc Ludden. He sends his effort from close range over the bar.

  • 4'

    Stephen Christopher is deployed centrally, with little to report by way of action so far.

  • 2'

    Luke Dennison is going with the auld no-cap-facing-the-sun trick this evening.

  • Cracking evening in Limerick, 4th placed Longford the visitors to face 6th placed Treaty United. Tom Clancy will provide updates.

Past Meetings

(Round 4)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Longford Town

(Round 12)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Treaty United


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.