League Preview: Kerry -v- Treaty United


Kerry continue their search for a first home league win when they host Munster rivals Treaty United at Mounthawk Park (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Kingdom have only claimed one victory in the League of Ireland since achieving senior status ahead of the 2023 season.

But that success came on the road in a 3-2 win away to Athlone Town.

And having come close to ending that wretched home run last week against Bray Wanderers with ten-men, their assistant boss James Sugrue insists his side are ‘hungry’ to win.

“On Friday we want to get three points,” he said. “We are really hungry for it now after last week. 

“You can see the performance was good. Things went against us with the sending off and Nathan Gleeson won’t be available for the game with the two yellows.

“He has been one of our best players, but look, we will adjust to that.”

Kerry will also be without Valerii Dolia through injury. But Jack Kavanagh and Ronan Teahan may feature.


League leaders Treaty United will be hoping to maintain their 100 percent winning start to the First Division when they travel to Mounthawk Park.

Tommy Barrett’s side have impressed so far with victories over Cobh Ramblers and UCD.

Their success against Munster rivals Cobh yielded a 3-1 scoreline with Thomas Considine netting twice. 

But last week’s victory against UCD was their most significant yet. 

After missing a spot-kick minutes earlier, striker Enda Curran scored to seal three points at the Belfield Bowl. 

And if they replicate that result against Kerry on Friday night, it would leave them sitting pretty at the top of the pile in the First Division for another week.

Treaty United have yet to issue team news.

Referee: Robert Dowling. 



Kerry 1-1 Treaty United 



Injured: Valerii Dolia. 

Doubtful:Ronan Teahan, Jack Kavanagh.

Suspended:Nathan Gleeson. 


Treaty United

Injured: N/A.