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14 May 2022 6:00 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Slattery and Brennan fuel Galway win

A Jenna Slattery brace complimented by a Shauna Brennan strike saw Galway United defeat Treaty United 3-0 in a somewhat fiery fixture at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Slattery opened the scoring against her old club in the seventh minute and Brennan added another after half-time.

Though she missed an earlier penalty, Slattery made no mistake when she put away a spot-kick on 76 minutes to extend the Tribeswomen's lead to three.

Treaty's 10th consecutive defeat was worsened by the loss of Amy Madden before half-time to a serious looking injury.

The Limerick side have conceded early on several occasions this season and they continued this trend today, finding themselves trailing by the seventh minute.

This concession may have hurt more than usual as it was ex-Treaty midfielder Jenna Slattery who scored to send Galway ahead. The home side held most of the ball and had numerous chances to extend their lead but just couldn't get another in the first-half.

The Tribeswomen won a penalty in the 22nd minute following a Treaty handball and Slattery stepped up to have a chance of another score. Though she sent Treaty 'keeper Michaela Mitchell diving the wrong way, she hammered her shot off the left post. The striker was on target with the rebound but a free out was called and it stayed 1-0.

The game was fiery throughout the opening half and a number of physical challenges were put in from both sides.

Emma Starr looked to have gotten Galway's second goal when she lobbed into goal but she was deemed to have fouled Treaty fullback Amy Madden in doing so, and the goal was disallowed.

Madden had to receive medical attention and was eventually stretchered off the field due to her injury.
Galway were by far the better for the remainder of the half but couldn't find goal again before the break despite having chances.

The home team amended their composure in front of goal less than a minute into the second period.

Shauna Brennan found herself in plenty of space as the Treaty defence turned off and upon receiving the ball she drove it into the right corner of goal to bring her side two ahead.

United did enjoy more ball from that point onward as Galway were content to sit back. The visitors began to work the ball well but could not profit from several set-pieces won in opposition territory.  

They still struggled at the back and gave another penalty away before the 80th minute to allow Slattery to score again to seal all three points for Galway.

  • 92'

    Full-Time. Galway 3-0 Treaty United. Two second-half goals seal the win for the home side as Treaty continue to struggle.

  • 92'

    Full-Time. Galway 3-0 Treaty United. Two second-half goals seal the win for the home side as Treaty continue to struggle.

  • 92'

    Full-Time. Galway 3-0 Treaty United. Two second-half goals seal the win for the home side as Treaty continue to struggle.

  • 92'

    Treaty counter

  • 90'

    The Maroons go wide with a close effort on goal

  • 90'

    3 minutes additional time in Galway

  • 78'

    Double change for Galway as they appear to have this one wrapped up

  • 76'

    Galway awarded another penalty, Slattery makes no mistake this time!

  • 74'

    Chloe Singleton's shot is saved well by Michaela Mitchell

  • 72'

    Ronanye tries to gather a long Treaty effort, drops and hits the post but she can clear for a corner, Treaty sustaining pressure

  • 72'

    Treaty have enjoyed more possession in this half but cannot capitalise on the set-pieces they are winning in Galway territory

  • 70'

    Galway counter from a Treaty attack

  • 66'

    Few chances of recent

  • 62'

    Heidi O'Sullivan's long-range free goes left and wide

  • 60'

    Galway hit the woodwork with a header!

  • 57'

    Mitchell does well to deflect out a Treaty delivery into her area

  • 53'

    Play back under way

  • 52'

    No big chances since, Galway player down injured at the moment

  • 45'

    Teams kick-off for the second-half!

  • 58'

    Half-Time Galway 1-0 Treaty. A fiery encounter so far at Eamonn Deacy Park

  • 54'

    The home side work a good training ground move from a corner but the final product goes right and wide!

  • 51'

    Physical challenges coming in from both sides

  • 49'

    Galway shoot just over!

  • 48'

    Treaty defender clears off the line!

  • 45'

    13 minutes additional time announced

  • 43'

    Treaty threatening but can't get in on goal

  • 40'

    Madden is stretchered off and replaced by Alix Mendez

  • 40'

    Game back under way

  • 35'

    Still a break in play here, Amy Madden continues to receive attention

  • 30'

    Correction: it is Amy Madden who is down and now receiving medical attention

  • 27'

    Emma Starr looks to head over Michaela Mitchell in goal for Treaty but she is deemed to have fouled the keeper! Still 1-0 to Galway

  • 25'

    Treaty enjoying possession but can't bypass the Galway defence

  • 22'

    Off the post and although the rebound went in, a free out is rewarded!

  • 22'

    Galway penalty after a hand-ball by Treaty in their box!

  • 1'

    Jenna Slattery scores for Galway against her old side! 1-0

  • 1'

    Kick-Off in Galway!

  • Team news will follow as we get closer to Kick-Off

  • The home side are on good form too, having gone three games unbeaten in the WNL, and will be determined to extend that run against the visitors from Limerick

  • Galway will be the strong favourites going into this one. The Tribeswomen sit in 6th place while Treaty are bottom having got not one point from their nine fixtures so far this season.

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's live WNL coverage of Galway WFC v Treaty United at Eamonn Deacy Park. My name is Jack Joy and I'll be taking you through this evening's game. Kick-Off is at 6pm!

Galway WFC

20Abbiegayle Ronayne Goalkeeper
2Becky Walsh Defender
5Emma Starr 17 Midfielder
6Shauna Brennan Defender 45'
7Chloe Singleton Midfielder
8Julie-Ann Russell 12 Midfielder
9Jenna Slattery 24 Midfielder 7', 76'
10Lynsey McKey 16 Forward
14Therese Kinnevey Defender
18Jamie Erickson 15 Defender
21Kate Thompson Defender
1Leah Hayes Cohen Goalkeeper
12Aoibheann Costello 8 Midfielder
13Aoife Thompson Forward
15Abbie Callinan 18 Forward
17Taylor Rutland 5 Defender
19Saoirse Healey Forward
23Maya Rutland Forward
24Roisin Jacob 9 Defender
16Lauryn Gamache 10 Forward

Treaty United

1Michaela Mitchell Goalkeeper
20Michaela Lawrence Midfielder
4Alannah Mitchell Defender
6Lauren Keane Midfielder
8Jesse Mendez Midfielder
9Héidí O’Sullivan 17 Forward
11Cara Griffin 16 Forward
19Amy Madden 2 Midfielder
23Emily O’Halloran Forward
24Aislinn Meaney Forward
25Laoise Browne Defender
2Alix Mendez 19 Defender
5Shannon Parbat Defender
10Shannen O’Donovan Midfielder
12Trish Fennelly Hunt Goalkeeper
14Aoife Mulkearn Midfielder
15Niamh O’Byrne Defender
16Emma Costelloe 11 Midfielder
17Esra Kengal 9 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 5)
0 - 2
Women's National League
Markets Field

Treaty United v Galway WFC

(Series 22)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

(Series 13)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Jackman Park

Treaty United v Galway WFC

(Series 4)
4 - 1
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

(Series 8)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Treaty United

Ground

Eamonn Deacy Park
Eamonn Deacy Park, Dyke Road, Terryland, Menlough, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, H91 ET6N, Ireland

Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University