Date Time League Season
30 July 2022 6:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Two Minutes of Magic See Bohemians Defeat Cork

A two-minute salvo in the second half saw Bohemians defeat Cork City 3-1 in an entertaining clash at Dalymount Park.

The game was slow to catch fire as both sides were reliant on set pieces to create opportunities in the opening 20 minutes.

Despite Bohs’ being the better side, it was Cork who took the lead after 25 minutes through Aoibhínn Donnelly with her strike coming against the run of play.
Abbie Brophy nearly equalised minutes later but was denied at the near post by Abbie McCarthy in what was an impressive half from the Cork goalkeeper.

City lost Orla Deasy through injury after 35 minutes as Bohs’ continued to search for a leveller.
That elusive goal nearly came through Brophy who was inches away from equalising in the 39th minute with her shot going inches wide of the posts.

Despite being second best for much of the first half, Eva Mangan nearly doubled City’s lead on the stroke of half-time with a long-range effort which went just over the crossbar.

City were inches away again from scoring at the beginning of the second half as Laura Shine’s long-range shot flew just wide of the goal.

Bohs’ began to dominate possession once more but had to wait until the 64th minute for a meaningful chance when Lisa Murphy’s header went wide.

City were living off scraps at this stage but still nearly scored in the 70th minute when Nadine Seward hit the bar.

It looked like it was to be City’s day but everything changed in the last 15 minutes when Bohs’ hit two goals in as many minutes.

Aoife Robinson was the first player to get on the scoresheet when she got on the end of Rachel Doyle’s cross in the 75h minute.

Niamh Prior made it 2-1 two minutes later when she slotted home at the second time of asking after Erika Burke was denied.

Robinson sealed the game with a header two minutes from time as Bohemians ran out deserved 3-1 winners.

  • FT and Bohs run out deserved 3-1 winners.

  • 90'

    Yellow for Prior for kicking the ball away.

  • 90'

    Three additional minutes added on.

  • 88'

    Robinson gets her second to seal the points for Bohs with a great header.

  • 84'

    Crosby off for Erin Phelan for Bohs.

  • 82'

    Bohs tails are certainly up now and look the more confident side.

  • 82'

    Bohs tails are certainly up now and look the more confident side.

  • 77'

    2-1 Bohs. Niamh Prior puts the hosts ahead at the second time of asking.

  • 75'

    Aoife Robinson gets on the end of Rachel Doyle's cross to level the game. 1-1.

  • 73'

    Christina Dring and Heidi Mackin on in place of Laura Shine and Nadine Seward for Cork.

  • 73'

    Cooke off for Niamh Prior for Bohs.

  • 72'

    Nadine Seaward hits the bar for Cork. A great effort which looked like going in until the last second.

  • 70'

    Brophy manages to run in behind the City defence but instead of taking the ball in further she crosses which is cut out by McCarthy. Could have been a real chance for Bohs' there.

  • 64'

    Sub for Cork as Becky Cassin comes on for goalscorer Aoibhíinn Donnelly.

  • 64'

    Lisa Murphy goes close from a header for Bohs' after a good free-kick.

  • 59'

    Aofe Robinson and Katie Burdis on for Aoife Darby and AnnMarie Byrne for Bohs.

  • 57'

    Bohs' beginning to dominate once more but are still relying on crosses to create a chance.

  • 48'

    Laura Shine goes close for Cork but her long range effort goes just wide.

  • 46'

    Teams back out as the second half gets underway.

  • Eva Mangan nearly scores a worldie as the referee blows for half-time. Bohs the better side but City lead 1-0.

  • 45'

    One additional minute to be played at the end of the half.

  • 43'

    Erika Burke lucky not to pick up a yellow for a rash challenge on Zara Foley.

  • 39'

    Abbie Brophy inches away from equalising. Her shot goes just wide of the post. The corner wasn't too far away either.

  • 36'

    Brave goalkeeping there from McCarthy who comes to cut out Chloe Darby's cross.

  • 33'

    Correction, it's Shaunagh McCarthy who's on.

  • 33'

    Becky Cassin is on for City as Orlaith Deasy is forced off through injury.

  • 30'

    Bohs' go close to equalising. A great move down the right hand side but McCarthy does well to push the ball away from her far post.

  • 25'

    City take the lead through Donnelly. Completely against the run of play but they won't mind.

  • 25'

    Aoibhinn Donnelly with a good effort for Cork. Their first real chance of the game. Rebecca Cooke and Isabel Finnegan causing problems for Bohs at the other end.

  • 17'

    Rebecca Cooke with a shot for Bohs but the ball flies over, failing to trouble Abbie McCarthy in the City goal.

  • 17'

    No real chances created so far with the game slow to spark into life.

  • 10'

    Better from City in the last few minutes. Both sides relying on set-pieces to create opportunities at the moment.

  • 5'

    Bohs' starting the better, dominating the ball and penning Cork inside their own half.

  • 1'


  • Teams out onto the pitch.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Bohemian v Cork City in the WNL. Kick off at Dalymount Park is at 6 with team news on the way.


20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne 12 Defender
17Katie Lovely Defender
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie 29 Midfielder
15Rachel Doyle Midfielder
10Chloe Darby 3 Midfielder
26Rebecca Cooke 19 Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward
11Abbie Brophy Forward
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
3Katie Burdis 10 Defender
12Aoife Robinson 2 Forward 75', 88'
18Bronagh Kane Forward
19Niamh Prior 26 Defender 77'
20Molly O’Brien Goalkeeper
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
29Erin Phelan 7 Midfielder
30Freya Roche Forward

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
5Zara Foley Defender
24Lauren Walsh Defender
19Orlaith Deasy 11 Defender
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
7Nadine Seward Forward
14Aoibhinn Donnelly 18 Forward 25'
16Laura Shine 9 Forward
23Chloe Atkinson Forward
6Aoife Cronin Midfielder
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
9Christina Dring 27 Forward
11Shaunagh McCarthy 19 Defender
17Riona Crowley Defender
18Becky Cassin 14 Midfielder
27Ellie O’Brien Midfielder
27Heidi Mackin 9 Defender
28Fiana Bradley Forward
Katie Irwin Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 5)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Bohemian FC

(Series 21)
2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Cork City

(Series 12)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Bohemian FC

2 - 1
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Bohemian FC v Cork City

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

Bohemian FC v Cork City

(Series 15)
3 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Cork City

(Quarter Final)
1 - 3
FAI Women's Cup
Dalymount Park

Bohemians v Cork City

(Series 6)
3 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Cork City

(Series 6)
0 - 1
LOI Men's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Bohemian FC


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Sam is an avid sports enthusiast who has been working in journalism since he was 16. Along with his work, he also plays tennis and is a Government and Political Science student at UCC. Most importantly of all however is that he's from Cork.