0 - 3
FT

Scored: 34'
- Paul Doyle 34'

Scored: 80'
- Colm Whelan 80'

Scored: 90'
- Colm Whelan 90' + 3'


Play-off Report: Treaty United 0 - 3 UCD

Thu, Nov 04 2021

Colm Whelan netted a brace to give UCD a three goal lead going into the home leg Credit: John Crothers

Michael Cooke reports from the Markets Field

UCD have one foot in the First Division play-off final following a convincing 3-0 victory over Treaty United at the Markets Field on Wednesday night.

Paul Doyle opened the scoring in the opening half before two late goals from Colm Whelan embellished the scoreboard from the Students’ perspective.

The opening 20 minutes were somewhat quiet with a notable shortage of meaningful chances. Clyde O’Connell almost opened the scoring on 21 minutes but his 35-yard effort went narrowly wide.

The Students broke the deadlock on34 minutes. Tadhg Ryan got a hand to Paul Doyle’s 35-yard free-kick but couldn’t prevent it from hitting the net.

UCD were awarded another free-kick on 59 minutes when Sean Guerins fouled Colm Whelan. Sam Todd connected with Paul Doyle’s delivery who’s header was deflected out for a corner kick which amounted to nothing.

Two minutes later, Colm Whelan's right-wing cross found Paul Doyle inside the box only for his volleyed effort to be saved by Tadhg Ryan.

On 71 minutes, UCD were awarded a 25 yard free-kick. Up stepped captain Jack Keaney who’s powerful shot was saved by Ryan before Anthony O’Donnell booted the ball out of play.

Treaty were uncharacteristically poor for the majority of the contest but Tommy Barrett’s men almost pulled one back on 78 minutes.

A sumptuous pass from Stephen Christopher picked out substitute Dean George inside the box before his shot narrowly missed the target.

Treaty would’ve felt desperately unlucky not to equalise and their pain was subsequently exacerbated by the ruthlessness of Colm Whelan at the other end.

The first division’s leading marksman made it 2-0 on 79 minutes. Paul Doyle slipped it to Liam Kerrigan who pulled it back for Whelan and he steered it home from six yards.

Whelan was called up to the Ireland Under 21 squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers and he made it a day to remember by doubling his tally two minutes into injury time.

UCD now take a significant advantage into the home leg which will be played this coming Sunday while Treaty have a mountain to climb.

Treaty United: Tadhg Ryan; Anthony O'Donnell, Marc Ludden, Sean Guerins, Charlie Fleming; Mark Walsh (Sean McSweeney 64), Clyde O'Connell, Jack Lynch (c), Matt Keane (William Armshaw 78), Stephen Christopher (Joel Coustrain 78); Kieran Hanlon (Dean George 64).
Subs not used: Sean McCormack, Alan Murphy, Joe Collins, Conor Melody, Callum McNamara.
Booked: None.
Sent off: None.

UCD: Lorcan Healy; Sam Todd, Evan Osam, Harvey O'Brien, Eoin Farrell; Jack Keaney (c), Dara Keane (Mark Dignam 90), Paul Doyle, Sean Brennan (Adam Verdon 73); Colm Whelan, Liam Kerrigan.
Subs not used: Ciaran Behan, Michael Gallagher, Harry McEvoy, Adam Lennon, Evan Caffrey, Lennon Gill.
Booked: None.
Sent off: None.

Referee: Rob Dowling
Attendance: 3,000
extratime.com Player of the Match: Colm Whelan


Treaty United
DOct. 15, 2021
Treaty United 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 22, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Treaty United
WOct. 29, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Treaty United
LNov. 3, 2021
Treaty United 0 - 3 UCD
WNov. 7, 2021
UCD 1 - 2 Treaty United
Tadhg Ryan 1
Goalkeeper
Anthony O'Donnell 6
Defender
Marc Ludden 3
Defender
Sean Guerins 14
Defender
Charlie Fleming 2
Defender
Mark Walsh 25
64'
64Subbed Off: Sean McSweeney 64'
Midfielder
Clyde O'Connell 5
Midfielder
© Jack Lynch 44
Midfielder
Matt Keane 12
78'
78Subbed Off: William Armshaw 78'
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
78'
78Subbed Off: Joel Coustrain 78'
Midfielder
Kieran Hanlon 9
64'
64Subbed Off: Dean George 64'
Forward

Substitutes
Alan Murphy 11
Defender
Conor Melody 7
Midfield
Sean McSweeney 10
64'
64Subbed On: Mark Walsh 64'
Forward
Callum McNamara 23
Midfield
Sean McCormack
Goalkeeper
Dean George 24
64'
64Subbed On: Kieran Hanlon 64'
Forward
Joel Coustrain 17
78'
78Subbed On: Stephen Christopher 78'
Midfield
Joe Collins 8
Midfield
William Armshaw 16
78'
78Subbed On: Matt Keane 78'
Midfield
UCD
DOct. 29, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 UCD
WNov. 3, 2021
Treaty United 0 - 3 UCD
LNov. 7, 2021
UCD 1 - 2 Treaty United
WNov. 19, 2021
Bray 0 - 2 UCD
WNov. 26, 2021
Waterford 1 - 2 UCD
1 Lorcan Healy
Goalkeeper
22 Sam Todd
Defender
3 Evan Osam
Defender
24 Harvey O'Brien
Defender
14 Eoin Farrell
Defender
6 Jack Keaney ©
Midfielder
17 Dara Keane
Midfielder 90'
90Subbed Off: Mark Dignam 90'
21 Paul Doyle
Midfielder
Scored: 34'
27 Sean Brennan
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Adam Verdon 73'
10 Colm Whelan
Forward
Scored: 80'
Scored: 90'
7 Liam Kerrigan
Forward

Substitutes
15 Adam Verdon
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Sean Brennan 73'
4 Harry McEvoy
Defender
12 Adam Lennon
Midfield
Lennon Gill
Forward
2 Michael Gallagher
Defender
8 Mark Dignam
Midfield 90'
90Subbed On: Dara Keane 90'
Evan Caffrey
Midfield
11 Ciaran Behan
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 Promotion/Relegation Play Off Semi Final

Date: 7:45 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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