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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.

Table

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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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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