Kerry FC welcome Treaty United to Mounthawk Park this Friday evening in Matchday 3 of the SSE Airtricity First Division season. The game has a kick-off time of 19:45. The game is a total sell-out with no tickets available at the gate.
Kerry FC v Treaty United
Competition: SSE Airtricity First Division (Matchday 3)
Date: 03 March 2023
Venue: Mounthawk Park, Tralee
Tonight’s game is a sell-out – No tickets available on the gate
Treaty United make the journey down from Shannonside, on what will be the second Munster Derby of the year for Kerry FC, Treaty rose from the ashes after Limerick FC folded at the end of 2019. Since then they have been a regular in the First Division, their third season now and having made the promotion play-offs the last two seasons, are a side of real quality.
Mark Carey remains on the long-term injury list and won’t be available. Trpimir Vrlijack is out for this one with an ankle injury. Fitness tests are continuing on Junior Ankomah who remains doubtful. Graham O’Reilly also missed the trip to Bray Wanderers and question marks remain on his availability. Matt Keane suffered a broken nose v Bray and is fighting to make the matchday squad.
‘WHAT THEY SAID’:
First-Team Manager Billy Dennehy: The learnings are coming very, very quickly. You know when you come to this level the learnings within the team and the group are there in every single game. I think we are starting to see that now in every game we play, there are a lot of positives and things that we can learn quickly and adapt to for the Treaty game on Friday night. A lot of positives but a lot to work on for sure.
Stricker Leo Gaxha: I found the standard to be really good here in this league. It’s a tough division but I knew that coming in here. I didn’t land home thinking it was going to be a rollover and it was going to be easy. It’s extremely physical with a lot of good players. You have got to be on your toes at all times. You have to anticipate everything. Tough and physical, that’s the main thing I have found since arriving here at the club. In England I played with the Sheffield united U23’s and it’s a lot more technical, you mightn’t get pressed at certain times but here you don’t have a second on the ball. You get pressed and tackles flying in. It makes you think quicker and smarter.