Date Time League Season
10 September 2022 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Galway WFC beat Sligo in goalfest at the Showgrounds

Galway took the Women's National League points at the Showgrounds following today an exciting 5-2 victory against hosts Sligo Rovers in a seven-goal encounter that was very competitive in the opening half.

Galway won the previoius encounter with a 5-2 victory at Eamonn Deacy Park last time out and they repeated that feat again.

The sides shared four first-half goals with hosts Sligo Rovers twice in the lead from some fine Paula McGrory finishing in the eighth and 15th minutes as she took her tally to five goals in the last three games.

Galway claimed the first equaliser through Jamie Erickson in the 10th minute and after 38 minutes Shauna Brennan had Galway back on level terms for a second time.

Sligo Rovers had chances in the 25th minute when Emma Doherty hit the post and the same player was denied by a smart Abbiegayle Ronayne stop in the 35th minute at the expense of a corner as the teams went into the interval at 2-2.

Five minutes into the second-half Galway forged ahead when Bryce Reynolds finished to the net from a corner as the ball bobbled around the six-yard box.

Almost immediately Sligo Rovers had a chance of an equaliser when Emma Doherty was denied by another smart save from Ronayne while at the other end Amy Mahon was kept busy by a potent-looking Galway attack.

Galway continued to press and in the 62nd minute Chloe Singleton glanced a header to the net at the far post to give Galway a 4-2 advantage.

However, the best goal of the game arrived in the 70th minute when Galway's Jenna Slattery rifled to the net from about 35 yards to effectively finish the game as a contest.

Both teams used all their substitutes and Galway played out some added time with 10 players after goalscorer Jenna Slattery sustained an injury and had to be assisted from the pitch.

  • full time here at the Showgrounds and a deserved 5-2 win for Galway on second half display - attendance was 220

  • all subs updated and Galway finish with 10 as Jenna Slattery helped off with injury

  • 12 subs in total here - six on each side but can't update all at the moment due to some IT issue

  • 70'

    Jenna Slattery great shot from 35 yards for Galway - 2-5

  • 70'

    Jenna Slattery great shot from 35 yards for Galway - 2-5

  • 62'

    Chloe Singleton Galway 2-4 - glancing header

  • Galway applying lots of pressure keeping Amy Mahon busy

  • 52'

    Emma Doherty gilt-edged chance sligo - saved by Ronayne

  • 50'

    Bryce Reynolds Galway 2-3

  • half time in the showgrounds 2-2

  • 38'

    Galway goal Shauna Brennan 2-2

  • 35'

    Emma Doherty chance for Sligo - saved

  • 25'

    Emma Doherty hits the Galway post (with the ball)

  • there is a problem with the commentary on LoITV - some technical issue and someone is trying to sort it out

  • plenty of goals - number 18 on each team got the goals

  • 15'

    2-1 to Sligo Rovers

  • 15'

    Paula McGrory second goal of game

  • 10'

    Jamie Erickson for Galway

  • 8'

    Sligo lead from Paula McGrory

  • Conall Collier in the Showgrounds for Sligo Rovers v Galway - good home support, pitch in good condition and sun shining

Sligo Rovers

16Amy Mahon Goalkeeper
2Leah Kelly 13 Defender
5Orna O’Dowd Defender
7Gemma McGuinness Forward
8Lauren Boles Midfielder
9Emma Doherty 17 Forward
12Amy Roddy Defender
15Fiona Doherty 14 Forward
18Paula McGrory 11 Forward 8', 15'
19Amy Boyle Carr 25 Forward
21Sarah Kiernan 6 Defender
3Ruth Monaghan Defender
6Amy Hyndman 21 Forward
11Aoife Brennan 18 Forward
13Katie Melly 2 Midfielder
14Kerri O’Hara 15 Defender
17Lauren McLellan 9 Forward
20Keela Scanlon Defender
25Aife Haran 19 Midfielder
38Farrah McDonagh Goalkeeper

Galway WFC

20Abbiegayle Ronayne Goalkeeper
4Nicole McNamara 14 Defender
6Shauna Brennan Defender 38'
7Chloe Singleton 23 Midfielder 62'
9Jenna Slattery Midfielder 70'
10Lynsey McKee 17 Forward
12Elle Rose O’Flaherty 15 Forward
12Aoibheann Costello 13 Midfielder
18Jamie Erickson Defender 10'
21Kate Thompson Defender
23Bryce Reynolds 22 Defender 50'
13Hannah Glynn 12 Defender
14Therese Kinnevey 4 Defender
15Abbie Callanan 12 Forward
17Taylor Rutland 10 Defender
19Saoirse Healey Forward
22Eve Dossen 23 Defender
23Maya Rutland 7 Forward
24Roisin Jacob Defender
25Eleanor Hernon Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 17)
5 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Eamonn Deacy Park

Galway WFC v Sligo Rovers

(Round 9)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers v Galway WFC


The Showgrounds
The Showgrounds - Sligo Rovers F.C., Magheraboy Road, Knappagh Beg, Sligo, Sligo Municipal Borough District, County Sligo, Connacht, F91 P523, Ireland