A look at Treaty United ahead of the 2024 season
Treaty United made a late surge for the Play-Offs last season with fine form coming into the end of the year - just missing out on the final day to Athlone Town and 2024 marks a chance for a new era at the Limerick Club to get back into those positions.
Since their inception, Tommy Barrett has guided his side to be in the hunt for promotion and a Sports Direct Men’s FAI Cup Semi-Final in 2022 so he is a man well-able to bring success to Markets Field again.
With new structures at the Club and Ciara McCormack in place as the Club’s CEO, there is fresh hope for a tilt towards the top end of the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division table.
With Cork City in the Division too, there will be plenty of local rivalry to look forward to to add to the season as the Cork and Limerick sides meet throughout the season.
At the heart of their aspirations again will be talisman Enda Curran who has consistently been a star man for Treaty since joining the Club.
With the addition of Yoyo Mahdy, who boasts a prolific record in the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division when with UCD and who also gained promotion with Shelbourne in 2021, goals shouldn’t be in short supply at Markets Field this year.
There’s plenty of young talent coming through the Treaty ranks too as Willie Armshaw continues to impress in Limerick and will likely see more game time and develop even further this year.
Robbie Lynch was another who grabbed the eye last year and with Thomas Considine in the squad too there should be plenty of young talent on show for the fans arriving into Markets Field this year.
Tommy Barrett will no doubt be targeting a run to the Play-Offs and has the nucleus of the squad who will be hungry and to give everything to the cause once more this year.
Limerick has long been a sporting centre in Ireland and 2024 could be the year where Treaty United continue to develop along the journey of becoming an intergral part of the sporting landscape in the city.
There’s nothing like a bit of success to help them along that journey and they’ll be hoping this will a year like another to get them there.
Finish last season - 6th
Manager - Tommy Barrett
Key player - Enda Curran