Date Time League Season
1 October 2022 5:00 pm Women's National League 2022

Match Report

Roche penalty helps Peamount beat Bohs and close in on league lead

Peamount extended their winning run to five games after Stephanie Roche's 29th-minute penalty helped them to a 1-0 victory over Bohemians at PRL Park this evening.

The penalty was awarded to Peas after Lisa Murphy brought down Alannah McEvoy in the Bohs area and Roche went right and low to beat Rachael Kelly from the spot.

The goal came just after Kira Bates-Crosbie missed a golden chance for the visitors, who were right in the game in the opening half though Peas stepped up a gear after the break to see the game out.

The result means Peas keep pace with those around them in the WNL, after Shelbourne defeated Cork and Athlone beat league-leaders Wexford, and they now sit within three points of first place.

There wasn't much between the sides for most of the first-half, Peamount had the edge in terms of possession but created little in the way of scoring opportunities as Bohs' defence marshalled them well.

The visitors threatened more as star-winger Abbie Brophy grew into the game and she combined well with Rachel Doyle on the right to create the first big chance of the game.

Doyle crossed to Kira Bates-Crosbie in the Peas box but, with time and space in front of goal, the winger blazed over on 27 minutes.

Peamount would punish their opponents for that miss almost immediately when they took advantage of a mistake at the back by Lisa Murphy.

The Bohs center-back did well to control a high ball into her area but was a bit too relaxed when she brought it down and Alannah McEvoy stole possession from her.

Murphy rushed to win it back and took down McEvoy in doing so to see the home side awarded a penalty, which Stephanie Roche duly dispatched.

The Gypsies were arguably the better side after conceding but along with their opponents, could not take advantage of half-chances that fell their way, and Peas remained a goal ahead at half-time.

The hosts enjoyed much of the ball in the second period of play, denying Bohs the opportunity to break at pace as they had done in the first-half.

Little in the way of goalscoring chances came for either side until late in the game.

With ten minutes remaining, Sadbh Doyle found McEvoy at the far post but the forward somehow hit the post.

Soon after Bohemians had an opportunity to go level but Aoife Robinson was closed down by Chloe Moloney before she could shoot at goal.

  • 94'

    Full-Time at PRL Park, Peamount scrape past Bohemians thanks to that Stephanie Roche penalty in the first-half

  • 90'

    Robinson denied by a Moloney clearance!

  • 85'

    McEvoy and Byrne collide, play stopped as they receive treatment

  • 82'

    James O'Callaghan is booked on the sideline

  • 82'

    McEvoy hits the post at point-blank range after getting on the end of Sadbh Doyle's cross

  • 77'

    Rachel Doyle's corner lands on the roof of the Peas net

  • 76'

    Bohs corner

  • 69'

    Jetta Berril receiving a bit of physio treatment

  • 67'

    Stephanie Roche shoots left and wide at the other end

  • 66'

    Roche almost makes an immediate impact in front of goal but Peas defend well

  • 65'

    Freya Roche replaces Bates-Crosbie

  • 65'

    Bohs get forward

  • 63'

    O'Gorman's shot takes a deflection and Rachael Kelly collects

  • 58'

    Tara O'Hanlon replaces Erin McLaughlin

  • 58'

    Annemarie Byrne booked

  • 57'

    Two Bohs substitutions

  • 51'

    Sinead Taylor tries to half-volley from distance but her effort misses the target

  • 50'

    It's been all Peas since the break

  • 48'

    Play restarts

  • 47'

    Karen Duggan and Chloe Darby clash heads, and the game is stopped temporarily

  • 45'

    Back underway at PRL

  • 45'

    Half-Time, Peamount lead Bohs by a goal to nil after Roche's 29th minute penalty

  • 43'

    Still quite an even game as each side attacks the other

  • 37'

    Jetta Berril stops Brophy's break from Bohs defence

  • 33'

    Defended, the ball rolls out to Isobel Finnegan and she lashes it over from some distance out

  • 33'

    Second consecutive Bohs corner now

  • 29'

    Roche goes low and right to send her side ahead!

  • 27'

    Sloppy play by Lisa Murphy, takes down McEvoy in her area after the attacker dispossessed her

  • 27'

    More good work by Brophy from the right sees the ball sent in to the Peas box, Kira Bates-Crosbie eventually gets on it and should do better than shoot over

  • 23'

    Rachel Doyle and Brophy combine well to win a corner from the right for the visitors

  • 23'

    Abbie Brophy's cross can't find Taylor in the Peamount area

  • 17'

    Stephanie Roche half-volleys at the other end but her timid effort goes wide

  • 16'

    Reid-Burke saves

  • 16'

    Bohs free 25 yards out

  • 12'

    Chloe Darby goes well over the Peas goal

  • 10'

    Peamount on top now, pinning Bohs into their half

  • 7'

    Bohs clear their lines

  • 6'

    Peas win the first corner of the match

  • 5'

    Peamount attack comes to nothing as the sides are looking to be evenly matched so far

  • 3'

    Niamh Reid-Burke makes a comfortable save

  • 1'

    The game has started at PRL

  • Perfect conditions in South Dublin as kick-off approaches

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Peamount United

1Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
5Chloe Moloney Defender
7Jetta Berrill Midfielder
8Sadhbh Doyle Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy Forward
10Stephanie Roche Forward 29'
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne Defender
20Erin McLaughlin 18 Forward
23Summer Lawless Goalkeeper
Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
Aoibhe Fleming Defender
18Tara O’Hanlon 20 Defender
22Sarah Duke Power Defender
24Rebekah Carroll Defender
28Rebecca McMahon Midfielder
29Rachel McGrath Forward
29Ellen Dolan Midfielder
6Lucy McCartan Midfielder
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
27Jess Fitzgerald Midfielder


20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender 58'
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie 30 Midfielder
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Sinead Taylor 18 Forward
15Rachel Doyle Midfielder
17Katie Lovely Defender
31Erin Phelan 8 Midfielder
32Molly O’Brien Goalkeeper
8Ciara Maher 31 Defender
12Aoife Robinson Forward 91'
18Bronagh Kane 13 Forward
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
25Lara Phipps Midfielder
27Eimear Quinn
28Oleta Griffin Defender
30Freya Roche 7 Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 12)
2 - 1
Women's National League
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Peamount United

(Round 8)
1 - 1
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Bohemian FC

(Series 22)
0 - 3
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Peamount United

(Series 13)
2 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Bohemian FC

(Series 4)
0 - 3
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Peamount United

(Series 4)
0 - 3
Women's National League
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Peamount United


PRL Park
Club House, College Road, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole ED, County Dublin, Leinster, D24 R9YX, Ireland

Jack Joy is a journalism student at Dublin City University