Ciara McCormack becomes co-owner & CEO of Treaty United with Tricor Pacific partnership

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Ciara McCormack becomes co-owner & CEO of Treaty United with Tricor Pacific partnership Credit: Hugh de Paor (ETPhotos)

Ciara McCormack, a former Republic of Ireland women’s international and current Treaty United player, has acquired the Limerick-based club, Treaty United, in partnership with Canadian investment group, Tricor Pacific Capital Inc.

This transaction sees McCormack as the first female co-owner and CEO of both a men's and women's club in the League of Ireland.

Founded in 2020, Treaty United's women's side debuted in the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division that same year, while the men's team earned their spot in the SSE Airtricity Men’s First Division in 2021.

McCormack, 44, boasts a rich football history, having played in five different countries and representing Ireland internationally.

Beyond her football career, she's known as a staunch advocate for safe sport and holds a Master's in Sports Management from the University of Connecticut.

McCormack is also the founder of TOPP Soccer, a US-based firm assisting high school footballers in securing university scholarships.

In her statement, McCormack said, “As someone who was given an opportunity to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally, I couldn’t be more grateful to give back and build something special for the next generation of players in the country."

"With deep gratitude and acknowledgement for the immense work that’s been done by the volunteers and Board of the club in the last three years, combined with my partners from Tricor Pacific Capital, I am delighted, proud and excited to advance Treaty United FC forward both as a Football club and as a key contributing member of the Limerick Community."

"We aspire to be a club that everyone in the Mid West can be excited to be a part of and get behind.”

McCormack's acquisition is strongly backed by Vancouver-based family office, Tricor Pacific Capital.

Aligned with her vision, Tricor sees tremendous potential in the club and the city of Limerick.

Shawn Lewis, CEO of Tricor Pacific Capital, reinforced the firm's commitment, stating, “Tricor is incredibly proud to be partnering with Ciara to make a long-term investment in Treaty United FC. We look forward to working closely with the League of Ireland and the Limerick community to build the club and see it become a thriving organization that will inspire the many generations of footballers to come.”