New owners and CEO at Treaty United

Treaty United. Photo: Tom Beary.

TREATY United has been jointly acquired by Tricor Pacific International, a Canadian-based family Investment Group, and Ciara McCormack, a former Republic of Ireland International and current player with the club.

Ms McCormack, 44, is to assume the role as Chief Executive Officer with the club.

She is a graduate of Yale University and has a Master’s in Sports Management from the University of Connecticut.

She is also the owner of TOPP Soccer, a US based organisation that helps high school players win university scholarships through the events TOPP organises throughout North America.

In a statement, the new ownership group said it “plans to invest in revitalising and professionalising the club, with the goal of creating a sustainable and inspiring club that will be highly competitive with both its men’s and women’s senior teams and will be a leader in youth player development in Ireland.”

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If confirmed the continued leadership of Tommy Barrett as coach of the senior men’s team, alongside former Republic of Ireland International player Marie Curtin who will continue to lead the U17 Women’s team.

Seán O’Brien, a founding member of Treaty United FC and current Director of the club, will provide continuity in governance on the Treaty United FC Board moving forward, the statement continued.

Ms McCormack said: “We aspire to be a club that everyone in the Mid West can be excited to be a part of and get behind.”