|Irish name||Máirtín Ó Treasaigh|
Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny, Ireland
4 June 2014|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Born in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny, Treacy first excelled at hurling in his youth. He arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of twenty-three when he made his senior debut in the 1959 championship. Treacy went on to play a semi-regular part for Kilkenny over the next few years, and won one All-Ireland medal and two Leinster medals.
His younger brother, Jim Treacy, also hurled with Kilkenny and captained the team to the All-Ireland title in 1967.
In retirement from playing Treacy became involved in administrative affairs and served with the Bennettsbridge club and the Kilkenny County Board.
Treacy played with Bennettsbridge during a golden age for the club. He won his first championship medal in 1959 following a 4-6 to 1-4 defeat of Erin's Own. Treacy won a second consecutive medal in 1960 as Bennettsbridge accounted for Glenmore by 4-5 to 3-4.
Three-in-a-row proved beyond Bennettsbridge, however, the club reached the decider again in 1962. A 5-7 to 2-8 defeat of Lisdowny gave Treacy a third championship medal.
Bennettsbridge surrendered their championship crown again the following year, however, a 4-9 to 1-4 trouncing of Glenmore in 1964 gave Treacy a fourth championship medal.
Treacy made his senior championship debut on 12 July 1959 in a 2-9 to 1-11 provincial final defeat of Dublin. It was his first Leinster medal. Treacy was later dropped from the starting fifteen for Kilkenny's All-Ireland final meeting with Waterford on 6 September 1959. That came ended in a 1-17 to 5-5 draw. Treacy was also an unused substitute for the subsequent replay, which Waterford won by 3-12 to 1-10 win.
After surrendering their provincial crown for the next two years, Treacy won a second Leinster medal in 1963 following a 2-10 to 0-9 defeat of Dublin. This victory allowed Kilkenny to advance directly into an All-Ireland showdown with Waterford on 1 September 1963. "The Cats" entered the game as underdogs, however, star forward Eddie Keher proved to be the difference with a magnificent display in which he scored fourteen points. Despite a hat-trick of goals from Waterford's Séamus Power, Kilkenny secured a 4-17 to 6-8 victory. It was Treacy's first All-Ireland medal while it also proved to be his last championship outing for Kilkenny.
- Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship (6): 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (1): 1963
- Leinster Senior Hurling Championship (2): 1959, 1963
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