Treaty captain Marc Ludden retires

Treaty United's Marc Ludden has announced his retirement after 14 seasons.

TREATY United have confirmed that captain Mark Ludden has announced his retirement from the sport.

The Galway native, 33, departs from the League of Ireland scene after an incredible 14 seasons and over 400 games.

He was a member of the original 26-man Treaty United Senior Men’s squad in 2021.

Over the club’s first three seasons at Senior Men’s level, Marc became an integral part of the side, being almost ever-present for the club throughout.

His performances in 2021 saw him deservedly named in the PFAI First Division Team of the Year as Treaty United reached the promotion play-offs.

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2022 saw Treaty go one better as they reached the promotion play-offs once more along with an FAI Cup Semi-Final appearance, with Marc playing a starring role throughout.

While Ludden frequently captained the side in the absence of then captain Jack Lynch, Marc was officially made skipper ahead of the 2023 season and led by example on each occasion.

He departs Treaty United having made 94 appearances, of which 93 were starts, along with 12 goals and 25 assists. He is the leading appearance holder and assist maker across with the club.

His brilliant performances along with his leadership and dedication both on and off the pitch saw him become adored by all Treaty United fans.

In a statement, the club said: “Treaty United would like to thank Marc for his incredible service to the club and wish him a very happy retirement. We look forward to seeing Marc and his family at the Markets Field soon.”