WNL
Date: 4 p.m. May 12, 2018
Venue: AUL Complex
Ref:
Att:
TV:

Noelle Murray 0' -
Scored: 0'


Noelle Murray 0' -
Scored: 0'


Noelle Murray 20' -
Peno Scored: 20'


Leanne Kiernan 23' -
Scored: 23'


Isibeal Atkinson 26' -
Scored: 26'




WNL Preview: Shelbourne Ladies -v- Kilkenny United

Sat, May 12 2018

Shelbourne defender Jamie Finn. Credit: Al Robinson

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne will look to bounce back from the disappointment of their Women's National League Cup elimination as they host Kilkenny United in the league (kick-off 4pm).

The Reds are top of the league after winning four consecutive games but fell to a second defeat of the season to Peamount United last Saturday.

Noelle Murray fired Shels into an early lead from the spot but Áine O'Gorman equalised deep into injury time before Eleanor Ryan-Doyle won it in extra time.

Danny Crowley's side have been in a rich vein of league form, scoring 18 goals and conceding just twice since the opening day reverse to the Peas.

Top scorer Leanne Kiernan has scored hat-tricks in handsome wins over UCD Waves and Limerick and will expect to further her tally against the league's bottom side.

Roma McLaughlin and Tiagen Ruddy are long-term injury concerns for the Reds.

 

KILKENNY UNITED

Kilkenny sit bottom of the league after five games without a point to their name and a negative goal difference of 20.

Last time out, Kilkenny crashed out of the league cup with a 9-0 defeat at home to Galway, with Lynsey McKee, Sadbh Doyle and Sinead Donovan all shooting doubles.

Kilkenny's league form has been little better, though a narrow 2-1 defeat to Galway in the league offered some crumbs for comfort.

 

Referee: TBC

 

MATCH STATS

Shelbourne and Kilkenny met three times in the league last season, with Shelbourne recording resounding wins on each occasion.

Shels recorded an 11-0 win at the Watershed in May before recording 8-0 and 9-1 victories in subsequent meetings.

 

PREDICTION

Shelbourne 8 – 0 Kilkenny United

 

Shelbourne

Injured: Roma McLaughlin, Tiegan Ruddy.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.

Kilkenny United

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.



Shelbourne Ladies FC
Rachael Kelly
Goalkeeper
Leanne Kiernan
23Scored: 23'
Defender
Seana Cooke
Defender
Niamh Prior
Defender
Rachel Graham
Midfielder
Jamie Finn
Midfielder
Lynn Craven
0'
0Subbed Off: 0'
Midfielder
Pearl Slattery
Midfielder
Isibeal Atkinson
26Scored: 26'
Forward
Alannah McEvoy
0'
0Subbed Off: 0'
Forward
Noelle Murray
0Scored: 0'
0Scored: 0'
20Peno: 20'
Forward

Substitutes
Alex Kavanagh
Midfield
Jessica Gleeson
Defender
Fiona Donnelly
Defender
Rebecca Creagh
Forward
Karley Leavy
0'
0Subbed On: 0'
Unknown
Amanda McQuillan
Goalkeeper
Kate Mooney
0'
0Subbed On: 0'
Unknown
Kilkenny United WFC

Substitutes


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