Irish Women’s National League Round-Up

Ciarán Duffy of Post to Post Sport brings us bang up to date with all the goings on in the FAI WNL over the past month.

Peamount United

Above: Eleanor Ryan-Doyle – scorer of six goals in Peamount United’s last three games. Photo: Irish Examiner.

Peamount maintained their 100% record over the last three rounds to remain top of the league.  They beat Cork City in round seven.  Eleanor Ryan-Doyle opened the scoring and put Peas back in front after Cork had equalised.  Aine O’Gorman scored late on to secure the victory. 

In round eight, Peamount became the first team to beat DLR Waves at the UCD Bowl.  Eleanor Ryan-Doyle scored twice, a diving header in the first half, and a penalty in the 2nd half. 

In round nine Peamount beat Galway 4-0.  Ryan-Doyle scored 2 more goas, with Walsh and Doherty adding goals. 

Shelbourne

Shels remain Peamounts closest challengers.  In round seven they beat Galway 5-0, with goals from Ziu, Finn, Grant, Noonan, and Murray.  Shels went to Dalymount Park the following week, when Whelan scored the winner to beat Bohemians.  Shelbourne played out a 0-0 draw with Wexford Youths in round nine. 

Wexford Youths

Wexford were victorious in round seven with a 7-1 win over Bohemians.  Two goals from captain Kylie Murphy opened the scoring, with goals from Frawley, and OG, and Flood making it 5-0.  Kelly added two late goals.  Youths were idle in round eight and played out a 0-0 draw against Shels in round nine. 

DLR Waves

Above: Carla McManus in good goal scoring form for DLR Waves in recent weeks. Photo: Final Whistle.

DLR continue to have one of their best ever seasons.  Carla McManus scored the winner in a 1-0 win at Athlone in round seven.  They were beaten 2-0 by Peamount United in round eight before recording their biggest win of the season the following week by beating Treaty United 5-0 in Limerick, with goals from Maher, Malone, Carroll, and two goals from McManus. 

We have a dedicated page for all our DLR Waves content, including reaction to their home games, match reports, fixture information, and more.  You can view it on PostToPost.Sport.Blog here.

Bohemians

Bohs were beaten in rounds seven and eight by two of the top three.  They lost 7-1 to Wexford, with Burke getting their goal.  They were beaten 0-1 at home to Shels the following week. Then, last time out, they earned a thrilling 3-2 win away to Athlone.  Burke scored their equaliser and put them in front.  Their winner came from Darby.

Galway

Galway were beaten 5-0 by Shelbourne in round seven.  Their manager Billy Clery stepped down early in the following week due to family commitments.  They were narrowly beaten 4-3 under interim manager Maz Sweeney, with their goals coming from Callanan and two from McKey.  Stephen Lally was appointed new head coach the following week.  His first game in charge ended with a 4-0 defeat by Peamount. 

Athlone Town

Above: Athlone Town’s Muieanne Devaney pictured in action for the Republic of Ireland, scored two goals against Galway. Photo: Soundcloud.

After a 0-1 loss at home to DLR Waves, Athlone beat Galway 4-3 with goals from Keogh, two from Devaney, and a goal from Brennan.  They were victorious despite going down to 10 with Haran sent off.  They lost out 2-3 to Bohs, with their goals coming from Keogh and Molloy. 

Treaty United

Treaty were idle in round seven.  They then got their first win of the season a vital one in a battle of the teams at the bottom – beating Cork City 3-2 with two goals from Rebecca Horgan and a goal from Keenan.  Treaty were beaten 5-0 by DLR Waves in round nine. 

Cork City

Cork remain without a win after phase one has been completed.  They lost to Peamount United 3-1, despite Mangan’s goal.  They then lost out narrowly to Treaty 3-2 in the big clash of the bottom sides with McKevitt and Cassin getting their goals.  They were idle for round nine.  

Next Round’s Fixtures

Saturday 5th June

Cork City v Galway (K/O 14:00)

Peamount United v Wexford Youths (16:00)

Shelbourne v Athlone Town (19:00)

Sunday 6th June

Treaty United v Bohemians (14:00)

Table

Pos PldWDLGFGAGD +/-Pts
1Peamount United88002422224
2Shelbourne86111931619
3Wexford Youths85212451917
4DLR Waves8512126616
5Bohemians82151422-87
6Galway82151425-117
7Athlone Town81251121-105
8Treaty United81161035-254
9Cork City80351221-93

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