Newly formed Treaty United picked up a point at Bray Wanderers in their first ever League of ireland game on Sunday afternoon.

In February, Treaty received a licence to compete in a 10-team First Division, with Shamrock Rovers II – who played in the division last season following the withdrawal of Limerick FC – dropping out.

Treaty United have been fielding a side in the Women's National League since last season.

The men, managed by former Limerick boss Tommy Barrett, got up and running today and came away with a spirited draw despite playing the last 25 minutes with 10 men.

In blustery conditions there were few decent chances. Richie O'Farrell drew an excellent save from Treaty stopper Tadhg Ryan early on but it was a scrappy, tight opening half. 

In the 65th minute Sean McSweeney got his marching orders after picking up a second yellow card and though the Seagulls huffed and puffed in search of the breakthrough, it never really looked like it was going to come.

Bray Wanderers: Brian Maher, Dylan Barrett, Andrew Quinn, Aaron Barry (Capt), Conor Clifford, Ryan Graydon, Mark Byrne, Brandon Kavanagh, Darren Craven (Joe Doyle 84), Richie O'Farrell, Luke Lovic (Steven Kinsella 68).

Treaty United: Tadhg Ryan, Charlie Fleming, Marc Ludden, Anthony O'Donnell, Kieran Hanlon (Edmond O'Dwyer 58), Sean McSweeney, Matt Keane (Shane Lowth 68), Sean Guerins, Edward McCarthy (Alan Murphy 68), Mark Walsh, Jack Lynch (Capt).

Referee: Oliver Moran