Treaty United appoint former Irish international as new manager

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Foley spent most of his career playing in Belgium for Gent and Cercle Brugge for eight years.

Treaty United have announced the appointment Dominic Foley as Manager of Treaty United Senior Women’s side ahead of the new SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division season.

Foley played in the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers alongside other spells across the pond with Queen’s Park Rangers, Watford, Notts County, Southend, Oxford United and Swindon Town as well as playing in Portugal and Greece.

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The 47-year-old also boasts previous League of Ireland experience as he played for both Bohemians and Limerick FC during his career.

Dominic represented the Republic of Ireland at u-21 and senior level, making his debut in 2000 under Mick McCarthy. In his six international appearances Foley netted his first goal against Mexico and his last against the United States.

Treaty United Women’s side had a poor season last year with just two wins all season as they finished second from bottom, so there’s no doubt Foley will have work to do.

Foley joins Treaty United at an exciting time for the club following the recent takeover by Tricor Pacific in partnership with the club’s new CEO Ciara McCormack.

Speaking on the recent appointment, McCormack said:

“We are delighted to welcome Dominic to the club. He checked three important boxes for us in our search as we aim to professionalize the entire club. He is highly respected in the local football community, has international experience across multiple countries with top level youth development, and has a first-hand understanding of what it takes for a player to reach the highest level of the game,

“With the investment we are making into our women’s program in all capacities, Dominic’s experience, and his glowing references, leave us no doubt that he is the right person to help us meet our goal of becoming the best girls and women’s program in the country.” she added.

Foley on his appointment said:

“I have been very impressed with how Ciara, the Board and Treaty United want to raise the bar with Women’s football in Ireland,

“When the opportunity to speak to the club arose, I knew it was something I wanted to commit to. Going in as a full-time manager gives me a real opportunity to dedicate all my energy into the team and club, I cannot wait to get started”.

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