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WNL Round Up: Phase 2 Begins

Phase 2 of the Women’s National League began on Saturday with 8 games. Next Friday Ireland take on Ukraine in a Euro qualifier.

Section 1

Wexford Youths 2 – 5 Shelbourne

Shels took the lead through Ireland international Jess Ziu early on before Ciara Rossiter finished superbly to level things up. Ziu restored the lead just after the half hour mark before a Noelle Murray penalty on the stroke of halftime made it 1-3. In the second half Kylie Murphy pulled one back before Noelle Murray scored a 2nd penalty moments later. Ziu wrapped up the win hit her hatrick goal.

Shels Goals

Galway 0 – 2 Peamount United

Peamount remain top of the table after winning a tight game against Galway. Aine O’Gorman, the leagues top scorer this season opened the scoring in the 24th minute. Lucy McCartan made it 0-2 in the 2nd half.

Section 2

Treaty United 2 – 3 Athlone Town

It was a 5 goal thriller in Limerick with Athlone coming out the victors. Brennan put the away side 0-1 up 3 minutes in before Brady doubled the lead 40 minutes later. Davis hit straight back to give Treaty a lifeline before halftime. Keogh made it 1-3 just before the hour mark. With 15 minutes to go Keenan got Treaty’s second, but Athlone held out.

Bohemians 0 – 0 DLR Waves

Bohs and DLR Waves made history as for the first time a Women’s National League game was played in Dalymount Park. It was a tight game with Waves possibly having the better of the chances. In the end it finished all square.

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Next Round’s Fixtures

Next weekend is the international break. The Women’s National League returns the following week.

Saturday October 31st

Section 1

Shelbourne v Cork City (k/o 14:00)

Wexford Youths v Galway (k/o 18:30)

Section 2

Bohemians v Treaty United (k/o 14:00)

DLR Waves v Athlone Town (k/o 18:30)

Elsewhere former FAI Cup winner Clare Shine made her return for Glasgow City on Sunday. We hope to see Clar playing for Ireland again in the near future.

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WNL Round-Up: End of Phase 1

Last weekend was the final scheduled round of phase 1 of the league. However there is still a game to be played in phase 1. During the week Peamount beat DLR Waves 3-2.

Treaty United 0-7 Shelbourne

Shels secured the 2nd biggest win of this seasons Women’s National League, putting 7 past Treaty in Limerick. Two first half goals from Whelan, and one each from Grant and Murray put Shels in control. In the second half Gargan scored 2 and Dodd got another one.

DLR Waves 0-2 Wexford Youths

DLR Waves hosted Wexford at the UCD Bowl. The opening exchanges were fairly even with both sides cancelling eachother out. The deadlock was broken through Belssing Kingsley’s goal which game out of nowhere. Aoibeheann Clancy scored off a rebounded freekick late on to seal the win. Wexford have finished in the top section of the league, despite still having a phase 1 game remaining against Galway.

There was a special guest at the UCD Bowl. Abi Ward has been working tirelessly to raise money for Pieta House and Focus Ireland. Abi has been doing 4K a day for 19 days, then on day 20 she is running a half marathon. Graham Kelly and the rest of the DLR Waves team invited Abi to the game on Saturday.

You can donate to Abi’s cause here.

Cork City 1-2 Galway

Galway ended Cork’s winning run on Saturday. Lynsey McKey scored just before the hour mark, and then late on. Becky Cassin’s goal made for a nervy ending but Galway held out.

Bohemians 1-0 Athlone Town

Bohemians got their first ever Women’s National League win to move off the foot of the table. Niamh Kenna got the goal.

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At the time of writing the remaining game between Wexford Youths and Galway has yet to be confirmed. Next week is the start of phase 2 of the league. The league will split, with the tip 5 teams playing eachother and the bottom 4 teams playing eachother.

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