First
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 30, 2021
Venue: Tolka Park
2 - 2
FT

Ryan Brennan 90' -
Scored: 90'


Yoyo Mahdy 95' -
Scored: 95'


Scored: 37'
- Kieran Hanlon 37'

Red: 93'
- Anthony O'Donnell 93'

Scored: 97'
- Clyde O'Connell 97'


League Report: Shelbourne 2 - 2 Treaty United

Fri, Apr 30 2021

Shane Farrell of Shelbourne fouls Treaty United's Clyde O'Connell Credit: Paul Dolan

Michael Cooke reports from Tolka Park

Treaty United’s unbeaten start to their inaugural season in the First Division continued following a dramatic 2-2 draw with Shelbourne at Tolka Park.

Kieran Red Hanlon’s opener separated the sides for most of the game before three goals were scored in a hectic injury time.

Ryan Brennan and Yousef Mahdy were on the mark for Shelbourne before Clyde O’Connell rescued a point for the visitors at the death.

Both managers named unchanged sides as Treaty manager Tommy Barrett gave a vote of confidence to the team that defeated Cork City while Ian Morris kept faith with the team that started the win over Cabinteely. 

Despite bearing the underdogs tag, Treaty showed plenty of confidence in the opening half and they almost took the lead in the tenth minute when Matt Keane hit the post from just outside the box.

Mid-way through the half a Treaty onslaught resulted in a long-range free kick, where Marc Ludden’s delivery found Jack Lynch, but the Treaty captain headed wide.

Tommy Barrett’s men maintained the kind of defensive solidity they’ve demonstrated in recent matches and Shelbourne found it incredibly hard to break them down early on.

Treaty had conceded the fewest goals by any side in the division before tonight and it took the Reds over half an hour to register a meaningful shot on target as Glen McAuley’s effort was easily dealt with by Tadhg Ryan.

Moments later, the visitors found themselves in front when the Shelbourne defence failed to clear Ludden’s free-kick and the ball fell to Kieran Hanlon who scored the opener giving Treaty a 1-0 lead at the interval.

The Reds showed more attacking endeavour after the resumption as Glen McAuley and Shane Farrell tried their luck and both efforts were unsuccessful.

Ian Morris’ men almost restored parity in the 67th minute but were denied by the sheer brilliance of Tadhg Ryan.

Ryan first denied Michael O’Connor by saving his close-range header before stopping another effort seconds later.

The hosts were fully convinced the ball crossed the line, but referee Oliver Moran didn’t agree.

Shelbourne now had the visitors under incessant pressure and JJ Lunney and Yousef Mahdy both had chances to pull one back as the Reds came up short on both occasions.

Ian Morris rang the changes, bringing on John Ross Wilson and Ryan Brennan and the pair almost combined for the equaliser with three minutes left only for Brennan’s shot to be stopped.

Shelbourne were alleging a handball, but the referee didn’t agree and when Brian McManus subsequently missed a golden opportunity, a Treaty victory seemed highly conceivable, but that was before a frantic finish that saw Anthony O’Donnell pick up a second yellow card leading to his dismissal.

Brennan atoned for his earlier missed chance when he latched onto a free kick to steer home Shelbourne’s first goal in the first minute of injury time.

Five minutes later, the Reds’ appeared to have snatched a late victory when substitute Mahdy gave his side a one-goal buffer but there was time for even more drama.

Treaty were awarded a corner in the 97th minute as Ludden’s superb delivery found Clyde O’Connell who levelled the game in the most dramatic of circumstances.

Shelbourne: Brendan Clarke; Kevin O'Connor (c), Maxim Kouogun, Ally Gilchrist, Michael Barker (John Ross Wilson 56); Dayle Rooney (Ryan Brennan 56), Brian McManus, JJ Lunney, Shane Farrell; Michael O'Connor, Glen McAuley (Yoyo Mahdy 75).

Subs not used: David Toure, Sean Quinn, Kyle O'Connor, Alex Cetiner, Luke Byrne, Jack Brady.

Booked: Michael O'Connor (73).



Treaty United: Tadhg Ryan; Anthony O'Donnell, Jack Lynch (c), Marc Ludden, Sean Guerins; Mark Walsh (Dean George 76), Clyde O'Connell, Sean McSweeney, Edward McCarthy, Matt Keane; Kieran Hanlon (Matthew McKevitt 77).

Subs not used: Edmond O'Dwyer, Alan Murphy, Callum McNamara, Shane Lowth, Adam Foley, Shane Cusack, William Armshaw.

Booked: Matt Keane (11), Anthony O'Donnell (50) ,Mark Walsh (29) ,Anthony O'Donnell (93) Clyde O'Connell (91).

Sent off: Anthony O'Donnell (93).

Referee: Oliver Moran

Attendance: 0

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Marc Ludden

 

 

 


Shelbourne
Brendan Clarke 1
Goalkeeper
© Kevin O'Connor 3
Defender
Maxim Kouogun 15
Defender
Ally Gilchrist 4
Defender
Michael Barker 2
56'
56Subbed Off: John Ross Wilson 56'
Defender
Dayle Rooney 18
56'
56Subbed Off: Ryan Brennan 56'
Midfielder
Brian McManus 14
Midfielder
JJ Lunney 6
Midfielder
Shane Farrell 17
Midfielder
Michael O'Connor 9
Booked: 73'
Forward
Glen McAuley
75'
75Subbed Off: Yoyo Mahdy 75'
Forward

Substitutes
John Ross Wilson 16
56'
56Subbed On: Michael Barker 56'
Defender
David Toure 24
Defender
Sean Quinn 19
Midfield
Kyle O'Connor 20
Midfield
Yoyo Mahdy 11
75'
75Subbed On: Glen McAuley 75'
Scored: 95'
Forward
Alex Cetiner 21
Midfield
Luke Byrne 23
Defender
Ryan Brennan 10
56'
56Subbed On: Dayle Rooney 56'
Scored: 90'
Midfield
Jack Brady 25
Goalkeeper
Treaty United
1 Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
6 Anthony O'Donnell
Defender
Booked: 50'
Booked: 93'
Sent Off: 93'
44 Jack Lynch ©
Defender
3 Marc Ludden
Defender
14 Sean Guerins
Defender
25 Mark Walsh
Midfielder
Booked: 29'
76'
76Subbed Off: Dean George 76'
5 Clyde O'Connell
Midfielder
Booked: 91'
Scored: 97'
10 Sean McSweeney
Midfielder
15 Edward McCarthy
Midfielder
91Subbed On: 91'
12 Matt Keane
Midfielder
9 Kieran Hanlon
Forward
Scored: 37'
77'
77Subbed Off: Matthew McKevitt 77'

Substitutes
18 Edmond O'Dwyer
Midfield
11 Alan Murphy
Defender
23 Callum McNamara
Midfield 91'
91Subbed Off: Edward McCarthy 91'
26 Matthew McKevitt
Unknown 77'
77Subbed On: Kieran Hanlon 77'
22 Shane Lowth
Defender
24 Dean George
Forward 76'
76Subbed On: Mark Walsh 76'
19 Adam Foley
Forward
21 Shane Cusack
Goalkeeper
16 William Armshaw
Midfield