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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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FAI Women’s Cup Quarter Finals

The 4 FAI Women’s Cup quarter finalists were decided over the weekend. Before each game a minutes silence was observed for Michael Hayes.

Galway 2 – 3 Wexford Youths

The tie of the round saw holders Wexford Youths come from behind to get past Galway. It was Galway who took the lead through a de Búrca header. Wexford equalized through Ciara Rossiter who hit a shot from a long way out that beat everybody. Vanessa Ogbonna’s strike ensured Wexford went in in front. Extratime was a very real possibility when Turrentine scored from range. Wexford would win it through last years final hero Lauren Kelly with 5 minutes to spare.

Vanessa Ogbonna joined us previously alongside teammate Blessing Kingsley to speak about being black in Irish football and how racism manifests itself, you can read about that podcast and listen by clicking here.

Peamount 1 – 0 Shelbourne

Peas had put 6 past Shels the week prior to this game in the league. It took just 13 minutes for them to go 1 – 0 up, with the ever prolific Eleanor Ryan-Doyle scoring. There wouldn’t be a repeat of the 7 goal game we saw last week. This was a tight affair with some late late defending needed.

Bohemians 1 – 3 Cork City

Cork City continued their winning run on the weekend against a Bohs side who had already played a preliminary round fixture. First half goals from Lauren Egbuloniu, Ciara McNamara,and Nathalie O’Brien had the win wrapped up in the first 35 minutes. Abbie Brophy pulled one back for Cork on the hour mark.

Treaty United 2 – 0 DLR Waves

2nd half goals from Keenan and Aoife Horgan saw Treaty through the the Cup semi-finals. Goals can be viewed below.

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