The team have already bettered last season’s points total
By Aidan Schonbrun
The Treaty United Women’s team are six games into the 2023 Women’s Premier Division season and has already eclipsed last season’s points total.
The side ended their 44-game winless run in the league against Sligo in March and followed their win up with a point against Cork City.
Even the slim 1-0 defeat to champions Shelbourne at Tolka Park is a far cry from last season – Treaty had shipped five goals in the same fixture in 2022.
The season has not started without error but the team already look in a much better place than last season.
With a new manager in Alban Hysa, there is a continued focus on improving the team and moving them up the standings.
Hysa said that the team has a continued focus on developing its players and retaining a strong team.
“We’re trying to get as many points as we can and develop the players for this season and make better players,” said Hysa.
The former Peamount United underage boss has experience developing players and came into the job after winning the FAI Women’s U19 Cup.
Treaty seems to be on the right path as compared to the winless 2022 season, which yielded a staggering 26 losses.
Hysa has re-signed players from the last season as well as 10 new recruitments from various continents. The team now includes members from nations such as Canada and the United States.
With the experience of wins and losses, Hysa said that it is important that the team works on analyzing its strengths and weaknesses.
“Even when it’s difficult, it’s a matter of adapting to opposition to the position rather than taking things head-on in the moment; it’s just a matter of balance and development.”.
Their game against Shelbourne in round six of the Women’s Premier Division did not yield a positive result but included a positive performance from the Mid-West outfit.
The Limerick side had shipped a combined 19 goals to their most recent opponents in three games last season.
Head Coach Hysa felt that his team could leave Tolka Park with something to show for their performance.
“It ain’t going to be easy for us considering we are a young team, but we are there to compete and get something out of it.”
The small margin shows the side has improved in a short time under their new boss and more results like the win in Sligo may be on the cards.
Treaty United return to action when they host DLR Waves at Market’s Field on Saturday, April 22 at 5 pm.