Date Time League Season
9 July 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Armshaw grabs late draw for Treaty

Treaty United dug deep as a dramatic stoppage time screamer by substitute William Armshaw ensured they got a share of the spoils with Shelbourne on a 1-1 score-line at Markets Field.

Shelbourne thought they had moved further away from Treaty after Michael O’Connor finished sweetly after 67 minutes to put the visitors deservedly in front.

The hosts wouldn't lie down however and after consecutive late corners which involved goalkeeper Tadgh Ryan’s presence in the box, a ball broke to Armshaw who smashed it into the top left to unleash euphoric celebrations in Limerick.

Treaty arrived with their usual steel and order in defence. Even when Shels were by far the better side in the first half they never really troubled Ryan in the home goal. Treaty’s defensive work and the Reds’ high possession made it a scrappy and dull opening 45 minutes.

Tommy Barrett’s men turned the tide a bit when the game resumed. They started to get more of the ball and begun to box in the Dubliners with high pressing. However during this the visitors still looked capable of scoring and knowing the quality they had up top with the likes of O’Connor and Ryan Brennan, an opportunity felt inevitable.

In the 67th minute O’Connor snatched on a loose ball on the edge of the area and placed it in the bottom left corner past a helpless Ryan to leave the visitors one up.

As soon as they got on the front foot the message from Ian Morris was maintain it. Barrett made a couple of bold substitutions and went for the leveller even taking off top scorer Kieran Hanlon before the hour.

Treaty kept fighting and swung numerous hopeful balls into the box in the late moments of the game meanwhile the league leaders just tried to clear the ball and use game management see out another three points.

Just when it looked like it wasn’t going to happen for Treaty they got a concession of corners and even Ryan came up from his own box. Eventually a ball broke to substitute Armshaw and he struck wonderfully into to the top left corner to level the game in its dying embers.

  • Full-time in the Markets Field after a dramatic end. Treaty United 1-1 Shelbourne

  • 92'

    Goal! Treaty equalise with perhaps the last kick of the game through substitute William Armshaw who scores a screamer from outside the area. Scenes in Limerick

  • 86'

    McNamara goes off to applause after another strong performance

  • 86'

    Mark Walsh on for Callum McNamara

  • 82'

    Brian McManus replaces Ryan Brennan as Shels look to hold on to their slim lead

  • 75'

    Chance for Dayle Rooney after a loose kickout by Ryan but he made amends when he saved Rooney's effort at the near post

  • 72'

    Edward McCarthy and Matt Keane are off

  • 72'

    Double sub for Treaty as Tommy Barrett's side chase the equaliser. Sean McSweeney and William Armshaw are introduced

  • 69'

    Ludden almost replies instantly for Treaty in spectacular fashion. The defender spotted Brendan Clarke off his line and attempted to lob him from near the half way line but his effort just missed

  • 67'

    Goal for Shels! The Dubliners break the deadlock as Michael O'Connor finishes on edge of the box into the bottom left corner from a breaking ball

  • 63'

    Ludden booked for a professional foul on Luke Byrne when caught out of position

  • 60'

    The tables have turned somewhat as we hit the hour mark. The home side are now starting to box in Shels slightly and restrict them to clearing the ball. However the visitors still look very dangerous

  • 57'

    Hanlon goes off

  • 57'

    Matthew McKevitt replaces Treaty's top goal scorer Kieran Hanlon before the hour

  • 54'

    Huge opportunity for the Limerick side. A delicious ball from the left by Marc Ludden curled to meet Anthony O'Donnell at the back post who couldn't steer his header anywhere but wide

  • 47'

    Good early chance for the Shels danger man Brennan as his shot curls just wide of Ryan's post

  • The hosts get us underway in the second half

  • Time for the Interval at the Markets Field after a quite first half. Shelbourne overall have been the stronger side but Treaty became braver as the half progressed while continuing to defend well. They also started to put a few dangerous balls into the visitors' box towards the last 20 minutes

  • 37'

    Big chance for the Reds on a counter attack. O'Connor broke and set up JJ Lunney nicely who tried to lift it over Ryan in the Treaty goal. Ryan saved comfortably

  • 29'

    Only one shot on target 30 minutes in at the hands of Shels' Michael O'Connor. However Treaty are starting to find their feet now and also have remained disciplined at the back

  • 17'

    Still quite uneventful here in Limerick. Shels look comfortable and continue to win most of the second balls and aerial battles as well

  • 5'

    Nothing major of note in the first five minutes here at the Markets Field. The away side passing the ball around calmly and Treaty struggling to get a hold of it really

  • Denzil Fernandes returns for the visitors. Ryan Brennan starts looking to build on his impressive form

  • Tadgh Ryan and skipper Jack Lynch return to the squad for the home side after injury

  • Con Sheehan here reporting Treaty United against Shelbourne. Just a couple of minutes to kick-off here in Limerick as 3rd place hosts 1st

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender 63'
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
8Joe Collins Midfielder
9Kieran Hanlon 26 Forward
12Matt Keane 10 Defender
14Sean Guerins Forward
15Edward McCarthy 16 Midfielder
23Callum McNamara 25 Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender
21Shane Cusack Goalkeeper
10Sean McSweeney 12 Forward
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
16William Armshaw 15 Midfielder 92'
19Adam Foley Forward
25Mark Walsh 23 Midfielder
26Matthew McKevitt 9 Defender


1Brendan Clarke Goalkeeper
3Kevin O’Connor Defender
4Ally Gilchrist Defender
6JJ Lunney Midfielder
9Michael O’Connor Forward 67'
10Ryan Brennan 14 Midfielder
16John Ross Wilson Defender
17Shane Farrell Forward
18Dayle Rooney Midfielder
23Luke Byrne Defender
26George Poynton Midfielder
25Jack Brady Goalkeeper
Mark Nolan Midfielder
2Michael Barker Defender
7Glen McAuley Forward
12Denzil Fernandes Midfielder
14Brian McManus 10 Midfielder
15Maxim Kouogan Defender
20Kyle O’Connor Forward
21Alex Cetiner Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 6)
0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Jackman Park

Treaty United v Shelbourne

(Round 6)
2 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Treaty United

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

Treaty United v Shelbourne


Jackman Park
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