WNL
Date: 7 p.m. May 11, 2019
Venue: Jackson Park

Scored: 25'
- Aine O'Gorman 25'

Scored: 42'
- Amber Barrett 42'

Scored: 45'
- Amber Barrett 45'

Scored: 54'
- Eleanor Ryan Doyle 54'

Scored: 67'
- Amber Barrett 67'

Scored: 85'
- Aine O'Gorman 85'

Scored: 90'
- Dearbhaile Beirne 90' + 2'


WNL Report: DLR Waves 0 - 7 Peamount United

Sun, May 12 2019

Amber Barrett's hat-trick took her tally for the season to eight. Credit: Steve Alfred

Dave Donnelly reports from Jackson Park

Peamount United stretched their lead at the top of the Women’s National League with a clinical 7-0 demolition of DLR Waves at Jackson Park on Saturday evening.

Republic of Ireland international Amber Barrett led the way with a hat-trick, while two from Aine O’Gorman and one each from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle and Deirbhaile Beirne saw the Peas to victory.

Rare summer sunshine beamed down on the Kilternan venue as day ebbed towards night and conditions were perfect for a game of football played on the ground.

Both teams worked eagerly to get their passing game going early doors but it was the home side who got on track quicker, though they couldn’t fashion it into a goal opportunity.

The industrious Barrett showed flashes of what she has to offer with an early shot over the top before she had Erica Turner at full stretch to palm away a daisy-cutter from distance.

Waves were managing to make Peamount uncomfortable with a  co-ordinated pressing game and forcing them into going long.

Ironically, it was from one such instance that the away side took the lead through one of several former Waves in the Peamount squad in captain O’Gorman.

A hurried clearance from Naoisha McAloon, under pressure from Leanne Payne, was flicked into O’Gorman’s path and she cut inside Roisin McGovern before picking out the bottom corner.

Turner was again called into action to tip over a powerful shot from Louise Masterson, but it looked as the hosts would survive without further punishment until the break.

The route one approach proved fruitful for the Peas again, however, as Niamh Farrelly’s angled ball from her own half sent Barrett racing clear and she made her finish look deceptively easy.

There was nothing deceptive about her second – and Peamount’s third – two minutes later as the Donegal native curled a beautiful shot from the edge of the box that left Turner helpless.

Anything Barrett could do, Ryan-Doyle was determined to do better, and nine minutes into the second half she did just that with a brilliant run and rocket into the top corner.

Peamount got a fifth in farcical circumstances as O’Gorman was deemed to have been fouled on the edge of the box.

The official on the line held his flag out for offside against Beirne  – who appeared to be several yards off when she received the ball – but he was overruled by the referee.

Barrett curled the subsequent free kick low into the corner, and was immediately replaced by Megan Smyth-Lynch for the final quarter.

Smyth-Lynch laid on number six for O’Gorman with a beautiful ball over the top five minutes from time, before another former Wave in Beirne slammed home a seventh in injury time.

DLR Waves: Erica Turner; Keelin McEntee, Roisin McGovern (Aisling Spillane 70), Bobbi Downer, Jenny O’Keefe; Sinead Gaynor, Aimee Maher (Ciara Maher 58), Sophie O’Donoghue; Rachel Doyle (Niamh Murphy 70), Kerri Letmon, Leanne Payne.

Subs not used: Katie Burdis, Michaela Fox-Walsh, Nadine Clare.

Peamount United: Naoisha McAloon; Lauryn O’Callaghan, Louise Corrigan, Claire Walsh, Dearbhaile Beirne; Niamh Farrelly (Claire Conlon 61), Karen Duggan, Eleanor Ryan-Doyle; Aine O’Gorman, Louise Masterson (Lucy McCartan 55), Amber Barrett (Megan Smyth-Lynch 67).

Subs not used: Niamh Reid-Burke (gk), Niamh Barnes, Jade Reddy, Gillian Keenan.

Referee: TBC

Attendance: 100 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Aine O’Gorman (Peamount United).


DLR Waves
Erica Turner
Goalkeeper
Bobbi Downer
Defender
Keelin McEntee
Defender
Roisin McGovern
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Defender
Jenny O'Keefe
Defender
Sinead Gaynor
Midfielder
Aimee Maher
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Midfielder
Sophie O'Donoghue
Midfielder
Rachel Doyle
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Forward
Kerri Letmon
Forward
Leanne Payne
Forward

Substitutes
Katie Burdis
Defender
Nadine Clare
Unknown
Michaela Fox-Walsh
Midfield
Ciara Maher
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Unknown
Niamh Murphy-Halstead
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Midfield
Aisling Spillane
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Unknown
Peamount United
Naoisha McAloon
Goalkeeper
Dearbhaile Beirne
Defender
90Scored: 90'
Louise Corrigan
Defender
Lauryn O'Callaghan
Defender
Claire Walsh
Defender
Karen Duggan
Midfielder
Niamh Farrelly
Midfielder 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Midfielder
54Scored: 54'
Amber Barrett
Forward
42Scored: 42'
45Scored: 45'
67Scored: 67'
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Louise Masterson
Forward 55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Aine O'Gorman
Forward
25Scored: 25'
85Scored: 85'

Substitutes
Niamh Barnes
Defender
Clare Conlon
Defender
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Gillian Keenan
Midfield
Lucy McCartan
Defender
55Subbed On: 55'
55'
Jade Reddy
Defender
Niamh Reid Burke
Goalkeeper
Megan Smyth-Lynch
Midfield
67Subbed On: 67'
67'