Treaty United’s final challenge match before the start of the League of Ireland will be against a selection of players from the Limerick club leagues on Friday evening
By James Hanly
Treaty United will take on the Limerick District League selection on Friday 10th February in Jackman Park. The match will kick off at 7:15 pm with free entry to all spectators.
This game is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the ground.
Tommy Barrett’s team are gearing up for the start of the League of Ireland First Division. This challenge game will be their final test before they face Bray Wanderers in the opening game of the season.
Last season’s top scorer Enda Curran says the team will be taking this fixture very seriously with a focus on starting their league campaign strong.
“From playing junior football myself, I know how strong the Limerick league is. Whatever team is put together, I’m sure will be good preparation for the following week against Bray.”
Last season Treaty United finished in the promotion play-off places but were denied an opportunity to play in the Premier League by Waterford.
This season will be the club’s third year in the League of Ireland, remarkably finishing their first two years in the top five.
Manager Tommy Barrett will be pushing the team to improve on last year’s finish now with new signings like Andy Spain and Shane Hallahan.
“We’ve had a tough preseason, we’ve worked the lads hard,” Barrett said. “We have a mantra; we like to take it game by game. I don’t like to predict many things, then you get ahead of yourself.”
Striker Enda Curran finished last season with 25 league goals and has formed a strong partnership up front with Success Edogun in recent months.
“You prefer more goals. If you get more goals, you win more games … obviously, you need to have that system to be defensively solid but for the crowd and to get more crowds in we want to score more goals,” added Barrett.
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