Matchday 7 Preview – Athlone Town -v- Treaty United

Treaty United hope to not be April fools as they travel to Lissywollen to take on Athlone Town in a bank holiday clash

Match Details:

Teams  Athlone Town Vs Treaty United

Competition  SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division

Date – Monday, April 1.

Time – 5pm

Venue    Brawny House, Irishtown, Ballymahon Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath


Referee  Mark Houlihan

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.

Treaty United

A hard earned 0-0 draw against league leaders Cork City FC saw Treaty extend their unbeaten run to five games. However, this streak came to a crushing end in a 1-0 home defeat to Finn Harps on Friday night.

The Limerick side dropped to fourth place from second following the result but Tommy Barrett will still be relatively content with his side’s start to 2024 with the season still in its infancy.

Athlone Town

After winning just one game so far – their first of the season against Wexford – Athlone are in eighth place.

They recently completed a stunning second-half comeback having been 0-3 down against luckless Longford Town to salvage a point in a 3-3 draw.

However, they fell to a defeat against Cork City at Turners Cross on Friday night.

Head coach Dario Castelo will be hoping the fixture against Treaty can herald the beginning of more consistent form.

Past Meetings

These two sides have met on 11 occasions. Treaty have held the upper hand in the past with seven wins to Athlone Town’s one. 

However, the games are not without drama. There was heartbreak for Treaty last season at Lissywollen. After taking a 2-0 lead through an Enda Curran double, the Limerick side looked set to take all three points but a late fightback from 10-man Athlone, that included an equaliser in the eighth minute of stoppage time, earned a point for the home team. 

The next match between the two sides also featured late drama as a first half Pierrot strike was made redundant by an equaliser from Lee Devitt and a stunning team goal finished off by Marc Ludden. 

Treaty’s return to Lissywollen in June was a much better occasion for the visiting fans as Enda Curran and Wille Armshaw earned a 2-0 win for the Limerick side. 

Treaty supporters will remember one of the club’s most impressive away performances to date, a 4-1 victory at Lissywollen. Ed McCarthy, Jack Lynch, Seán McSweeney and Marc Ludden all found the net in the July 2021 encounter. 

Treaty ran out 4-1 winners at the Markets Field in September to complete an unbeaten season against the midlanders.


W – (4-1,Home, Sep ‘23)

W – (2-0, Away, Jun ‘23)

W – (2-1, Home, May ‘23)

D – (2-2, Away, Mar ‘23)

L – (2-0, Away, Aug ‘22)

W – (2-1, Home, Jun ’22)

D – (1-1, Away, Apr ’22)

W – (2-0, Home, Apr ’22)

D – (1-1, Home, Oct ’21)

W – (1-4, Away, Jul ’21)

W – (1-0, Home, Mar ’21)