Date Time League Season
16 April 2022 6:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Deadlock for Bohs and DLR in Dalymount

Bohemians and DLR Waves came to a 0-0 deadlock at Dalymount this evening in the WNL with neither side able to capitalise on good chances in front of goal.

Both sides chances in each half but couldn't beat the opposing keeper. Late chances from Danielle Murray for Bohs and Katie Malone for DLR went abegging to see the game to a 0-0 draw.

Bohs got off to a good start to the game and controlled play in the early moments.

Kira Bates Crosbie in particular posed a threat for the Gypsies and had a good battle with DLR's Niamh Keogh coming in from the right flank.

Crosbie offered an outball for her side all game and the winger created the first real chance of the game when she sent a dangerous cross into the DLR box.

The ball worked its way to Isobel Finnegan who placed her shot low and Waves' keeper Eve Bandana was forced to make an excellent diving save to her left.

The visitors had also worked their way into proceedings and they too had success from the right for much of the half.

Avril Brierley was the Waves' main threat and she came close to scoring the opener on 8 minutes but blazed over at the far post from a tight angle. The forward had another chance on 16 minutes but dragged her shot just left of the far post.

Lisa Murphy headed over for Bohs in the final big chance of the half, play becoming scrappy as neither team could get the upper hand and went into the break level.

The visitors came out determined to get ahead and put Bohemians under plenty of pressure but just couldn't create any clear chances despite their dominance.

The Gypsies came back into things around the hour mark.

Striker Sinead Taylor had two shots from distance which didn't trouble the DLR keeper but she linked up well with substitute Fiona Ryan, who had two golden chances for the home side.

One on one with DLR goalie Bandana, Ryan couldn't make decent contact the first time round while she was just blocked down later on in similar opportunity.

At the other end, a powerful Mia Dodd volley was saved by Bohs' Rachael Kelly to keep her side afloat.

Danielle Murray chose to shoot at the DLR goal when she had three teammates in the box only to hit the side netting in the games' final stages of normal time while Rachael Kelly made another fantastic save on Waves' Katie Malone to keep things all square.

Four minutes of injury time wasn't enough for Bohemians or DLR to go one better and finally take the lead and it ended honours even at Dalymount.

  • 94'

    Full-Time. Bohemians 0-0 DLR Waves as neither side can avail of chances in front of goal.

  • 91'

    Late DLR pressure

  • 91'

    4 minutes injury time

  • 90'

    Rachel Kelly makes another great save on Malone at the other end

  • 89'

    Murray has a good chance for Bohs to take the lead but opts to shoot with 3 team mates in the box!

  • 82'

    Fiona Ryan's shot goes over after finding herself in front of goal. Blocked by the DLR defender

  • 79'

    Massive save from Rachael Kelly to deny a powerful Mia Dodd volley aimed straight at goal

  • 79'

    Massive save from Rachael Kelly to deny a powerful Mia Dodd volley aimed straight at goal

  • 77'

    Double sub for DLR as they look to stop the Bohs attacks

  • 76'

    Sinead Taylor looks to send Fiona Ryan through but called offside

  • 72'

    Taylor with another chance, Bates Crosbie now winning a corner for Bohs as they surge forward

  • 71'

    Ryan almost makes an immediate impact, Sinead Taylor plays the ball across to her but she can't make decent contact and its easily clutched by Bandana

  • 70'

    Fiona Ryan replaces Lisa Murphy

  • 70'

    Game has hit a lull as neither side really look threatening

  • 70'

    Lisa Murphy down for a third time for Bohs

  • 68'

    Brierley off

  • 68'

    Katie Malone replaces Avril Brierley for DLR

  • 64'

    Bohs in the ascendancy now as they put pressure on DLR

  • 59'

    Bohs coming forward now

  • 56'

    A wide ball to Kerri Letmon intercepted asBohs holding out against DLR for now

  • 53'

    Sinead Taylor beats Lynne Craven on the right but her shot goes wide too

  • 51'

    McKevitt has a shot from distance at the other end, it goes wide

  • 50'

    Bandana easily collects an optimistic long shot from Sinead Taylor

  • 49'

    Waves pushing forward since the off but yet to have a big chance. Putting Bohs under pressure thoguh

  • 47'

    The visitors looking to get off to good start this half, playing at pace

  • 45'

    Early chance for DLR but they can't find the target

  • 45'

    DLR Waves restart play at Dalymount

  • 46'

    Half-Time at Dalymount. Game got off to a lively start but final moments were scrappy. Bohs and DLR have had chances but neither could really get on top after the first 45 minutes. Bohemians 0-0 DLR Waves.

  • 45'

    Lisa Murphy makes a good tackle to win the ball back from DLR in her half

  • 43'

    Brophy down from DLR at the moment - play stopped

  • 43'

    Sides have exchanged possession and been willing to attack all game but neither can really find that cutting edge needed to find an opening goal

  • 42'

    Scramble in the box but Bohs manage to clear it

  • 41'

    DLR corner

  • 34'

    Still no huge chances at Dalymount as both defences keeping attacks at bay

  • 31'

    Craven does well to stop another Bates Crosbie run on the right wing

  • 26'

    DLR looking the more threatening side now, although neither can get close to goal

  • 23'

    Gleeson booked after coming in from behnd on Sinead Taylor

  • 21'

    Finnegan booked for making contact with a DLR defenders face

  • 19'

    Lisa Murphy came close at the far post, connects to Finnegan's corner but fails to hit the target

  • 18'

    Bohs corner

  • 16'

    Brierley comes close to scoring, her effort rolling just left of the Bohs post

  • 16'

    Mia Dodd lucky not to be booked after a high legged tackle

  • 11'

    Bates Crosbie has with the ball into Finnegan, has posed a big threat on the right wing for Bohs

  • 10'

    Eve Bandana makes a great save from Isobel Finnegan's shot

  • 8'

    Brierly has a decent chance at the far post but hits it well over at a tight angle

  • 7'

    Bohs looking the stronger so far but have yet to come close to goal

  • 5'

    DLR enjoying more possession now, no chances for either side yet

  • Bohs on the front foot so far, Kira Bates Crosby leading the attack

  • 1'

    Game is underway at Dalymount

  • Kick-Off approaching now

  • Abbie Brophy starts for Bohs this evening, and could be a bug threat on the wing for the home side!

  • Waves have scored 11 goals so far this season, over twice what the Gypsies have managed (5) in a game extra, but they will be out their prodigous young striker Joy Ralph who is on Ireland U16 duty in Malta this weekend.

  • DLR Waves have 2 wins and a draw but like Bohs come into this fixture off the back of a defeat; they lost 3-2 away to Peamount United at the end of March.

  • Bohs will go in search of their first win of the season tonight but it will be a difficult task to overcome their 4th place opposition.

  • Hello and welcome along to Final Whistle's WNL coverage of Bohemians v DLR Waves at Dalymount Park. My name is Jack Joy and I'll be taking you through this evening's game. Kick-Off is at 6pm!


20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward 21'
6Lisa Murphy 15 Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie 12 Midfielder
8Ciara Maher Defender
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Sinead Taylor 18 Forward
16Danielle Murray Defender
17Katie Lovely Defender
1Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
12Aoife Robinson 7 Forward
14Hannah Tobin Jones
15Fiona Ryan 6 Defender
18Bronagh Kane 13 Forward
21Izzy Chambers Midfielder
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
24Sadhbh Moran

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender 23'
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
9Kerri Letmon Forward
8Sophie Watters Midfielder
11Lynn Craven Defender
13Mia Dodd Midfielder
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
13Aoife Brophy Defender
16Avril Brierley 10 Midfielder
7Rachel Doyle Midfielder
10Katie Malone 16 Forward
15Nadine Clare Midfielder
17Oleta Griffin Defender
21Jane McKevitt Defender
25Shauna Carroll Midfielder
28Lovisa Lindquist Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 24)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

(First Round)
0 - 3
FAI Women's Cup
Dalymount Park

Bohemians v DLR Waves

(Series 15)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 6)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

(Series 1 - Group 2)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 7)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University