League Preview: Bray Wanderers -v- Treaty United


Bray Wanderers host Treaty United at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday evening in a vital First Division showdown (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Seagulls have won their last two games on the spin and are now sitting in fifth place in the table.

They are now level on points with Treaty United and just three points behind third-placed UCD.

But head coach Ian Ryan has called on his players to reach a consistent level of performance after successive 3-0 wins over Athlone Town and Longford Town.

“We need to hit a consistent level of performance,” Ryan told the Bray People.

“It’s great at the moment but we’ve done it for two games really, so we won’t get carried away; the same way after a few bad results we didn’t get too carried away either.

“As you can see in the league; consistency is the key and if we can do that and manage to get another win against Treaty it would be massive.”


Out of sorts, Treaty United visit the East Coast on Friday night with a point to prove.

The Shannonsiders are winless in their last six outings and have dropped to sixth place in the table.

But they will take solace from their blistering start to the campaign after claiming three wins on the bounce over Cobh Ramblers, UCD and Kerry.

“Bray are another really good attacking side,” boss Tommy Barrett told extratime.com earlier this week.

“They have some excellent young technical players.

“But we generally do well against them so we’re confident enough heading up there next week.”

Referee: Lucas Keating.



Bray Wanderers have only ever defeated Treaty United once at the Carlisle Grounds since the Shannonsiders introduction to the League of Ireland. That victory arrived in August 2021 under former boss Gary Cronin, with Conor Clifford netting a spot-kick in the 90th minute.

Tommy Barrett’s side are winless in their last six league outings this season. Their last victory came against Munster rivals Kerry on March 1st at Mounthawk Park.

The Seagulls are the joint-highest scorers in the First Division this season with 18 goals scored in 10 games. But they also possess the joint-second worst defensive record with 17 conceded.


Bray Wanderers 1-1 Treaty United


Bray Wanderers

Injured: Jimmy Corcoran, Ben Feeney.

Doubtful: Cole Omorehiomwan.

Suspended: None.


Treaty United

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.