Matchday 11 Preview – Treaty United -v- Kerry FC

Treaty United take to the Markets Field for the second time this week when they welcome Kerry FC in what will be a crucial Munster Derby for both sides.

Match Details:

Teams Treaty United vs Kerry FC

Competition SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division

Date Friday, April 28th.

Time 19:45

Venue Markets Field, Garryowen Road, Limerick, V94 TP9W



Referee Ian O’Keeffe

Assistants – Trevor Cotter & Christopher Braganza

Fourth Official David Connolly

Live Coverage:

The game will be streamed live on LOITV at the below link. Individual match passes can be purchased for €5 or viewers can purchase a season pass which will give them access to all games across the League of Ireland.

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Team News

Anto O’Donnell is set to return to the Treaty United squad having missed Monday’s game due to work commitments.

Enda Curran is likely to feature having sat on the bench during Monday’s game.

Mark Walsh, Marc Ludden, Conor Winn, Fionn Doherty and Josh Quinlivan look set to miss out through injury.

The Teams

Treaty United

A win on Friday would be a big boost for Tommy Barrett’s side as they bid to move up the table from their current position of 9th.

Friday’s meeting will be their third of four games over a ten-day period but the resting of several players during Monday night’s defeat at the hands of Waterford FC would suggest that management are targeting this game for three points. While three days prior Treaty United turned in arguably their best performance of the season as they battled from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Cobh Ramblers at St. Colman’s Park. 

Darren Nwankwo impressed at the back for Treaty in the absence of Anto O’Donnell on Monday and he will be hoping to force his way into the manager’s plans for this big clash. While Colin Conroy’s first senior goal and superb swashbuckling performance against Cobh Ramblers means that he could play a key role when the men from the Kingdom visit.

Kerry FC

10th placed Kerry FC will be hoping it is 11th time lucky as they bid for their first victory in senior football.

Despite having just two points on the board (thanks to draws at home to both Finn Harps and Treaty United) Kerry have improved game-on-game and will be targeting this clash for their first win of the season. A 9-1 loss away to league-leaders Galway United was a tough night for Billy Dennehy’s men but one they have learned from as evidenced by their narrow loss to Waterford FC at the RSC.

Kerry have scored first on three occasions and have recorded results in two of those. Billy Dennehy will be hoping that players like the electric Leo Gaxha and the in-form Ryan Kelliher can help them take a lead that they can hang on to and pick up their first three points of the season.

Past Meetings

These two sides met for the very first time on March 3rd at Mounthawk Park. Kerry FC took an early lead on the ten-minute mark thanks to Sean Kennedy, but Enda Curran struck level for the Treaty men with less than fifteen minutes remaining in the first period.

Kerry found themselves down to ten-men after 61 minutes when Limerick native Andy Quaid received his marching orders for a second yellow, but the Kingdom held on to secure their first point in senior football.