League Preview: Treaty United -v- Cork City


Second placed Treaty United look to go back top as they take on the current leaders at Markets Field on Friday at 7.45pm.

Their position at the top was surrendered after they saw their encounter with Longford Town called off due to the weather last weekend.    

It came on the back of their first dropped points of the season at home to Bray Wanderers. Despite a two-goal lead at half-time, the visitors responded to come away with a draw.     

Tommy Barrett will be expected to have a near-full strength squad with the exception of Colin Conroy.


The league leaders travel in confident mood to take on their Munster rivals.

Last weekend saw them go clear at the top with another win to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Goals in the opening quarter from Sean Murray and Cathal O’ Sullivan proved to be the difference. It also kept up their impressive defensive record so far.  

Tim Clancy knows to expect a tough challenge from their unbeaten hosts, he told the club’s media team: “Yeah, I watched them against Bray. They were very good, and it will be a very tough game. Tommy (Barrett) has had a great start this season.

“We are looking forward to going there and hopefully it will be another victory for ourselves. To go there and win would make a good start a great start”.

The trio of Cathal O’ Sullivan, Matthew Murray, and Jaden Umeh have been called up for international duty and will miss out.

Referee:Oliver Moran.


Despite Treaty going unbeaten against Cork in their opening season in league football, it has been tough going for them against their Munster rivals at Markets Field since then. The last two league games saw the visitors with a 4-0 and 5-0 win. A FAI Cup first round encounter last season also saw Cork progress with a 2-0 last season. The Limerick side must hope to get closer in this game.


Treaty United 3/1, Draw 13/5, Cork City 3/4


Treaty United 1-2 Cork City

Treaty United

Injured: Colin Conroy

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Cork City

Injured: Matthew Kiernan, Conor Drinan.

Doubtful: Malik Dijksteel, Darragh Crowley, Cian Bargary, Cian Murphy.

Suspended: Barry Coffey.