Hysa appointed new Treaty women’s manager

Alban Hysa has been named as the new Treaty United senior women’s manager.

TREATY United have filled their vacant women’s senior management post with the appointment of Alban Hysa. He joins Treaty from Peamount United’s U-19s side and will be looking to guide the side from bottom place in the last two Women’s National League seasons.

Don O’Riordan resigned last month after just one season in charge, with Hysa now replacing him. Treaty failed to register a victory from their 27 games in 2022, finishing the campaign with just two points to their name. O’Riordan had previously managed Sligo Rovers and Galway United men’s sides. 

Alban has worked for several years on the FAI Emerging Talent Programme as a coach. Prior to his coaching career he plied his trade in the League of Ireland with both Monaghan United and Dublin City amongst others. A UEFA A Licence candidate for 2023, Alban will now begin the process of building his backroom team and squad for the forthcoming SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

Following his appointment, Alban spoke of his excitement for the season ahead: “I am delighted to embark on a new journey with Treaty United’s Senior Team in the Women’s Premier Division. I am looking forward to building up from last season and to be working with an amazing group of players. I am experienced in developing players having just won the WU19 Cup; something that will stand to me in my new position.’

Hysa will open his competitive reign as Treaty boss on March 4 with a home game against Bray Wanderers at the Markets Field.

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The men’s senior side will get their league campaign under way with a home game against Bray Wanderers on February 17.

Tommy Barrett will have to plan without at least six of the 2022 squad after their departures were confirmed. Team captain Jack Lynch, Joe Collins, Joel Coustrain, Conor Melody, Jack Brady, and Callum McNamara have all left for pastures new.

Brady has re-joined Longford Town for the 2023 season, McNamara is joining Galway United, and Coustrain has signed for Limerick District League side Aisling Annacotty. Lynch, Melody, and Collins are set to move away from Ireland.

Treaty’s men’s side again made the First Division playoffs in 2022 against all odds, going out to Waterford in the last four. Barrett has worked wonders in his two seasons in charge to date and will be hopeful of a similar campaign next year.

Barrett also led Treaty to the semi-finals of the FAI Cup in 2022 but lost to eventual champions Derry City on a 2-1 scoreline. Treaty beat Usher Celtic, Maynooth University, and UCD on their way to the last four.