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FAI confirm Treaty United enter the First Division as Shamrock Rovers || exit


The Board of the Football Association of Ireland has today approved the formation of the SSE Airtricity League Premier and First Divisions for the 2021 season. The First Division will comprise of 10 teams, with Treaty United invited to take up the 10th place.

Licences for the 2021 season were awarded by the Independent Licensing Committee on Friday. On receipt earlier today of the NLEC recommendation that the First Division comprise of 10 teams, the FAI Board then took its decision this afternoon.

The SSE Airtricity Premier Division season will kick-off on March 19th with the SSE Airtricity First Division campaign commencing on March 26th.

Bohemian FC, Derry City, Drogheda United, Dundalk, Finn Harps, Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers, Sligo Rovers, St Patrick’s Athletic, Waterford FC.

Athlone Town, Bray Wanderers, Cabinteely, Cobh Ramblers, Cork City, Galway United, Shelbourne, Treaty United, UCD AFC, Wexford FC.

2 thoughts on “FAI confirm Treaty United enter the First Division as Shamrock Rovers || exit

  1. 2 things-firstly great to see that nonsense we had with a 2nd team playing in the !st Division has finally been sidelined.However Limerick was always associated with the colour BLUE and were always known as The Blues but TREATY UTD play in RED.How is that going to work out in terms of garnishing support.Also the much heralded redevelopment of Markets Field.I seem to recall mention of an 8600 capacity 4 sided ground.Im thinking of capital government grants,what the FAI plan to do,3rd party interest-or is it what I assume-NOTHING TO BE DONE?Well I dont expect a reply-getting information on club plans in this country is a JOKE,but it would be good to see some progression in terms of ground developmemnts in this country,which up to now have been a joke.OVER to you….

  2. It is good that Limerick are represented once more in the LOI, whether its Blues or Reds. I dont believe they should have been selected to the exclusion of Rovers. The Hoops have a professional set-up, ground , facilities and a team ready to go, all which would enhance the league. Even Tommy Barrett admitted as much. Treaty dont have players yet, haven’t trained . By all means bring treaty in, but in an 11 team league. I agree that ground development should be prioritised but if Markets Field were developed to a capacity of 8400, wouldn’t it be interesting to see how many of those seats or spaces would be filled with Treaty supporters?

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