Ramblers are back in home action this Friday night as Munster rivals Treaty United travel to Cobh. Coming into the game on the back of last week’s opening 3-2 loss to Wexford, the Rams will look to put that behind them in St Colman’s Park.
Treaty’s home tie against Athlone last week was postponed due to an unplayable pitch so their season opening 5-1 win against Wexford is their sole outing so far. That impressive win opened Treaty’s second season in Irish football with a bang and the Limerick outfit will be hoping to build on last year’s fourth place finish under Tommy Barrett.
The first meeting of the sides last season ended 1-1 in Markets Field before Treaty picked up 2-0 and 3-0 wins over the Rams later in the campaign.
Team News: Centre back Breandán Frahill is suspended after his red card against Wexford while Darryl Walsh remains out with an ankle problem.
The Manager – Darren Murphy
“Training has been good this week. The lads are ready to go again and put in another good performance. Last week’s result was disappointing but it’s something to build on. The atmosphere was outstanding and that affected the players. It was good to see so many turn up for us and hopefully we can recreate that all season.”
The Player – Jack Larkin
“We tired towards the end last week and dropped too deep but there were a lot of positives to take. I was happy to score myself, to come away with nothing is disappointing but that’s football and we want to push on against Treaty. The support was top class, we thrived at that. Hopefully we can get the same again this week. They’ll be strong and we’re probably the underdogs but we like that. It’s up to us to put in a good performance and take our chances.”
Date: Friday March 4th