Date Time League Season
21 April 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2023

Match Report

Cobh And Treaty Play Out Munster Derby Stalemate

It ended 1-1 between Cobh Ramblers and Treaty United in tonight’s action in the League of Ireland First Division in what was a tightly contested game.

Despite a bright start from the home side, the visitors will feel that they deserved a win tonight, but they were met with a fierce and passionate Cobh defence.

Cobh started the game at a ferocious tempo, looking to stun the visitors from the get go. The home side made their early pressure count inside just two minutes as Jack Doherty smashed the ball into the back of the Treaty United net after a long throw from Darragh O’Sullivan Connell found its way to the striker. It was poor defending from the visitors, who failed to clear the danger inside their own six yard box, leaving goalkeeper Shane Hallahan with no chance.

For the next 15 minutes, Cobh were in complete control of the tie as they were on the hunt for a second goal that would surely kill the game. They dominated possession and put the Treaty defence under some serious pressure, but the visitors did well to hold firm. In the 17th minute, completely against the run of play, the visitors scored an excellent goal through Colin Conroy, the midfielder volleying the ball into the bottom right-hand corner after Cobh failed to clear a free kick on the edge of their box. It was a stunning strike from Conroy, who gave his team a foot hold in the match after a period of dominance from the home side.

For the remainder of the half, it was the visitors who dominated proceedings, creating multiple chances through the likes of Success Edogun, Conor Barry and Dean George. Edogun and Barry linked up nicely down the right-hand-side of the pitch, causing all sorts of problems for the Cobh defence, who looked rattled.

Cobh goalkeeper Lee Steacy can take full credit for keeping Cobh in the game at half time, having been forced to make a number of good saves in the opening 45 minutes. Despite their early period of dominance, Cobh then struggled to create any dangerous chances for the rest of the half, and lacked composure after Treaty’s equaliser.

The second half had a much more frantic feel to it, as both teams came out after the break on a mission to take 3 points away from the match. In the opening 10 minutes of the half, both sides had some excellent opportunities to pull ahead, but neither side showed the necessary composure to make these chances count. Hallahan in the Treaty ned made a brilliant save in the 50th minute to deny Waweru what looked to be a certain goal, and just two minutes later, Treaty’s Alec Byrne blasted the ball over the bar from less than 10 yards out, much to everyone’s disbelief.

Treaty United will certainly feel like they should have got more from this match, especially considering their dominance in the first half, but Cobh Ramblers really fought hard in the second half to get more of a foothold in the game.

Treaty mounted the pressure on the home side in the closing 10 minutes and arguably should have come away with all 3 points, but were met with firm resistance from the Cobh defence who showed real passion to keep the scores level. 

Cobh Ramblers

1Lee Steacy Goalkeeper
4Justin Eguaibor 9 Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender 25'
6Charlie Lyons Defender 88'
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell Defender
24Issa Kargbo 20 Defender 52'
8Pierce Phillips 39 Midfielder
10Jack Doherty Midfielder 2'
17Claudio Osorio 34 Midfielder
28Dale Holland 29 Midfielder
7Wilson Waweru Forward
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
11Conor Drinan Defender
20Charlie O’Brien 24 Defender
34James O’Leary 17 Defender
16Luke Desmond Midfielder
21Liam Kervick Midfielder
29Tiernan O’Brien 28 Midfielder
39Jason Abbott 8 Midfielder
9Jake Hegarty 4 Forward

Treaty Utd

13Shane Hallahan Goalkeeper
2Ben O’Riordan Defender
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
15Andy Spain Defender
5Lee Devitt Midfielder
7Conor Barry Midfielder
8Alec Byrne Midfielder
11Stephen Christopher Midfielder
21Colin Conroy Midfielder 19'
9Success Edogun Forward 64'
10Dean George 20 Forward
24Joshua Coady Goalkeeper
12Niko Kozlowski Midfielder
17Scott Kirkland Midfielder
18Colin Kelly Forward
20Martin Coughlan 10 Midfielder
22Darren Collins Forward
26Darren Nwankwo Defender
27Robbie Lynch Midfielder
30Mark Murphy Forward
  • 69'

    Yellow Card for Cobh's goalscorer Jack Doherty

  • 64'

    Yellow Card for Treaty's Success Edogun for diving in the Cobh Rambler's penalty box

  • 52'

    Huge Miss from Alec Byrne who skies the ball over the bar from less than 10 yards!

  • 51'

    Great start to this second half for Cobh Ramblers as they look to get back into this game!

  • 50'

    What a save from Shane Hallahan to deny Waweru what looked like a certain goal!

  • 45'

    Half-Time and the scores are level 1-1. Cobh will be relieved to head into the break level, Treaty being much the better side so far.

  • 45'

    Treaty's Success Edogun blasts the ball over the bar from close range! Great chance for the visitors on the brink of half time!

  • 37'

    Yellow Card for Colin Conroy, who bring down Jack Doherty as Cobh looked to counter attack

  • 30'

    Treaty now are looking the side closest to scoring a second goal tonight! They've really pushed on after scoring the equaliser!

  • 25'

    Yellow Card for Cobh's Brendan Frahill after a poor tackle on the edge of his own box.

  • 21'

    SUB - Captain on the day Pierce Phillips has been forced to walk from the pitch after going down with an injury. Jason Abbott replaces him

  • 19'

    GOAL for the visitors! A great volley from Colin Conroy sneaks into the bottom corner to draw Treaty level!

  • 17'

    A Dean George strike forces Cobbh's Lee Steacy into a save, marking their best chance of the night so far

  • 11'

    The home side have dominated possession and look comfortable in this opening 10 minutes

  • 7'

    Bright start for the home team, who are looking to add to their early goal. Treaty need to calm the game down

  • 2'

    GOAL for Cobh Ramblers inside 2 minutes! Jack Doherty gets on the end of a long throw from Daragh O'Sullivan Connell and smashed the ball into the back of the net from close range!

  • 1'

    We are underway here in St. Colman's Park for Cobh Ramblers vs Treaty United


St. Colman's Park
Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland