Treaty make perfect start to new season

Treaty United’s Thomas Considine runs up against Dean Larkin of Cobh Ramblers. Photo: Tom Beary.

Treaty United enjoyed the perfect start to the new season with a brilliant 3-1 defeat of Cobh Ramblers in the League of Ireland First Division at a well-populated (2,000) Markets Field.

An own goal had Treaty 1-0 ahead at the interval, and on the restart the visitors quickly levelled.

Thereafter, Tommy Barrett’s extremely youthful side were in control and a memorable brace from 21-year-old Thomas Considine secured maximum points for The Blues.

Treaty United: Corey Chambers; Stephen Christopher, Ben O’Riordan (captain), Robbie Lynch, Oisin O’Reilly; Scott Kirkland; Colin Conroy; Thomas Considine, Lee Devitt, William Armshaw; Enda Curran.

Substitutes used: Fionn Doherty, Alec Byrne and  Adam O’Halloran.

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On the local front, Pike Rovers were excellent 2-1 winners at Cashel Town in the FAI Youth Cup quarter-final. Keelan Corbett and Shane Franklin (penalty) supplied goals for the Hoops.

Last weekend, the Lawson Cup – in which Caherdavin sensationally beat Pike Rovers on penalties (the winner from ice-cool Lee Ryan) on Sunday – will take centre-state.

In the pick of the opening round fixtures in the Desmond Cup, Glin Rovers edged past Ballingarry A (2-1), the winner through a perfect penalty kick from Gary Culhane.