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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.


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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Women’s National League Round 6 Round-Up

All 4 scheduled fixtures went ahead of the weekend in the Women’s National League. DLR Waves had a bye in this round.

Wexford Youths 3 – 0 Peamount United

Wexford Youths put themselves firmly in title contention after handing Peamount their first loss of the season, and just their 4th domestic loss of this and last campaign. Youngster Ellen Molly was called into the Ireland squad for the girls in green’s trip to Germany, she hit the net twice. Nicola Sinnott was also on the scoresheet.

We spoke to Wexford Youths captain Kylie Murphy about her lengthy footballing career, you can listen here.

Galway 1 – 1 Shelbourne

Galway became the first team to take points off Shels this season. Galway took the lead with a belter from Chloe Singleton on the 27th minute. Shels maintained their unbeaten start as they equalized on the hour mark through Jess Ziu.

Athlone Town 3 – 2 Treaty United

A Huge day for Athlone Town as they recorded their first ever Women’s National League win. Treaty United took the lead 3 minutes in after Aoife Horgan scored. Athlone pegged them back just after the 32 minute mark through Kaitlin Keogh. Athlone had an attack straight after but Treaty countered off a goal kick and scored through Aoife Horan. Treaty’s lead would last just 8 minutes as parity was restored through Paula Doran. Keillie Brennan will go down in history as the first scorer of a winner from Athlone, she took advantage from a defensive mix up straight after kick-off to score a tap-in.

Bohemians 3 – 4 Cork City

Cork picked up their first win of the season against a battling Bohemian’s side. Lauren Egbuloniu scored her first goal back from injury as Cork took the lead. Dring doubled the scoring minutes later, Cork went in at halftime 0 – 2 up. Goals from Robinson and Maxwell got Bohs back on level terms. Shine scored twice to restore Corks 2 goal lead. Maxwell got another back for Bohs, but the Dublin side couldn’t find an equalizer.


Upcoming Fixtures

Tuesday September 8th

Peamount v DLR Waves

Treaty United v Cork City

Saturday September 12th

DLR Waves v Bohemians

Peamount United – Galway

Sunday September 13th

Cork City – Athlone Town

Treaty United – Wexford Youths

[Shelbourne: Bye]

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