WNL
Date: 4 p.m. March 16, 2019
Venue: Tolka Park
Ref:
Att:
TV:

Rebecca Creagh 59' -
Scored: 59'


Alex Kavanagh 63' -
Scored: 63'


Rebecca Creagh 67' -
Scored: 67'


Rebecca Creagh 81' -
Scored: 81'


Fiona Donnelly 82' -
Scored: 82'




WNL Preview: Shelbourne -v- Limerick

Sat, Mar 16 2019

Noelle Murray was on target the last time the sides met in Dublin, a 4-1 victory for Shels at the AUL. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne couldn’t have asked a better start to their season last weekend, defeating Kilkenny 10-1, and will take huge confidence from that result as they welcome Limerick to Tolka Park (kick-off 4pm).

Manager Dave Bell will be delighted with how the season has started and will be encouraged that six different players managed to get themselves on the scoresheet in the opener against Kilkenny.

Alannah McEvoy, Rebecca Creagh, Jessica Ziu, Jessica Gargan, Emily Whelan, Alex Kavanagh all got off the mark and will hope to add to their individual tallies in their second game of the season.

Rebecca Creagh has returned this week to the club for her third spell with Shels with Chloe Mustaki and Jessica Gargan announced this week as having signed for the 2019 season too.

LIMERICK

Limerick suffered defeat in their 2019 league opener against Galway on a 6-3 score line last weekend at the Markets Field.

To their credit, they never gave up against Galway last weekend and scored three goals in the closing minutes from Sylvia Gee, Aoife Horgan and Sophie Liston.

Manager Dave Rooney still took plenty of positives from their league opener despite conceding six goals.

“It was a crazy game,” he said. “I thought we were well in the game early on in the first half. Obviously conditions played a big factor.”

“We probably had the best chances early on – I think it was probably one of those games when you have the conditions in your favour, you need to score first.

“They will learn a lot from the game and that’s where we are – we are a very, very young side.

“I think we are a far better side than we were last year, a far better class of player, but they are only babies.

“They are only 16 and 17 years of age so we just need to nurture them and bring them forward.”

MATCH STATS

The sides met on three occasions in the league last season with Shels coming out on top in all three fixtures.

The Reds enjoyed a 4-1 home win and also recorded 6-0 and 5-1 away victories against Limerick last season

Shelbourne enjoyed a good season last season finishing second, just two points behind winners Wexford Youths.

Limerick ended their 2018 WNL campaign in seventh with ten points.

Prediction

Shelbourne 4-0 Limerick

Shelbourne

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.

Limerick

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.



Shelbourne FC
Amanda McQuillan
Goalkeeper
Jessica Gargan
Defender
Jamie Finn
Defender
Niamh Prior
27Booked: 27'
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Defender
Pearl Slattery
Defender
Kate Mooney
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Midfielder
Alex Kavanagh
63Scored: 63'
Midfielder
Rachel Graham
Midfielder
Lynn Craven
68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Midfielder
Alannah McEvoy
Forward
Rebecca Creagh
59Scored: 59'
67Scored: 67'
81Scored: 81'
Forward

Substitutes
Rachael Kelly
Goalkeeper
Fiona Donnelly
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
82Scored: 82'
Defender
Chloe Mustaki
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Midfield
Niamh Walsh
68'
68Subbed On: 68'
Unknown
Limerick WFC
Karen Connolly
Goalkeeper
Tara Mannix
Defender
Marie Curtin
Defender
Shannon Parbat
Defender 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Chloe Wills
Defender 69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Megan Kelleher
Midfielder
Lauren Keane
Midfielder 52'
52Subbed Off: 52'
Carys Johnston
Midfielder
Meg Brennan
Midfielder
Aoife Horgan
Forward
Sylvia Gee
Forward

Substitutes
Amber Kenny
Forward
Clodagh Doherty
Unknown
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Shauna Rooney
Midfield
Mora Shine
Unknown
52Subbed On: 52'
52'


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