Date Time League Season
13 November 2021 7:30 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Athlone and Bohs end league with draw

Bohemians secured sixth spot in the WNL table after earning a 1-1 draw away to Athlone Town tonight.

A goal ten minutes before the break from Kellie Brennan gave Athlone the lead, but a goal ten minutes the other side of the interval from Lisa Murphy ensured Bohs stayed where they were.

This game started off slow but in the 11th minute Bohs gave it a right spark, hitting the bar twice in a matter of moments.

The first effort came after Sophie Watters met a Katie Lovely cross at the back post, with her effort bouncing off the bar back toward the midfield. Bohs gave it another lash from long range, only to find the woodwork again. The tempo picked up from here.

Although it was an even affair Athlone would take the lead in the 34th minute. Lucy Jane Grant whipped in a cross from the left and her ball was met by Kellie Brennan, who with a deft touch guided the ball by Courtney Maguire to give the town the lead.

Around five minutes later tempers flared after a collision of heads between Erica Burke and Kelsey Munroe resulted in Munroe being grounded momentarily. Chloe Flynn in particular took issue with Burke for this. Cooler heads prevailed however and Munroe could continue.

Just under ten minutes into the second half, Bohs got back in it. They won a free right on the right hand side of the Athlone box, a foul which Athlone seemed to think was soft. Nonetheless, the ball was fired in and Athlone couldn’t deal with it, with Lisa Murphy just getting her head to it to put the ball past Niamh Coombes.

In the 62nd minute Emily Corbett almost scored an excellent goal. She was fed down the left hand side and cut onto her right, getting her shot off with ferocious pace whilst keeping it on target. Courtney Maguire stood firm however and put it behind.

The tempo remained but neither side had a real chance until the last ten minutes. Bohs earned a free right on the edge of the Athlone area but cannoned it off the wall. Chloe Darby and Kellie Brennan had good chances each, but couldn’t make them count.

Alas, a win was not to be for either side. Athlone and Bohs finish their sophomore seasons on level points, with Bohs finishing one spot ahead thanks to goal difference.

  • 93'

    Full time. The season for these two ends with a draw.

  • 90'

    Three minutes added on.

  • 90'

    Phipps has a late effort but can't keep it down.

  • 87'

    Brennan has an effort flash across the face of goal.

  • 85'

    Darby meets a corner from close in but puts her effort over the bar.

  • 82'

    The wall does it's job however.

  • 81'

    Bohs have a free right on the edge of the box...

  • 75'

    Fifteen minutes to go. Both teams continue to apply themselves, but a clear cut chance has not come for some time.

  • 62'

    Corbet comes inside and gets a good shot off, but Maguire makes a good save.

  • 54'

    Goal! Bohs equalise after Lisa Murphy gets the faintest of touches from a free close in.

  • 50'

    A long range effort by Molloy just dips over the bar.

  • 49'

    Bohs have a series of corners to start the half, but Athlone stand firm.

  • 46'

    Second half begins.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 44'

    Hannah Tobin Jones is on.

  • 44'

    Bronagh Kane is off with an injury.

  • 39'

    Tensions rise after Kesley Munroe is grounded by an Erica Burke challenge. Looks like it's cooled down however.

  • 34'

    Goal! Lucy Jane Grant's cross is flicked on by Kellie Brennan, who sends it past Maguire and into the net.

  • 25'

    Although there's been few clear cut chances, there's a decent tempo to the game. Both teams seem energised, despite not much being on the line.

  • 15'

    Chloe Flynn attempts a long range free but Maguire collects with ease.

  • 11'

    All of a sudden, Bohs hit the bar twice in a matter of moments.

  • 10'

    Ten minutes in. Been a tame encounter so far.

  • 1'

    We are underway.

  • Ten minutes until kickoff. Still awaiting lineups.

  • Whoever wins today will secure 6th spot in the WNL table. If it's a draw, then Bohemians will finish in that spot.

  • Hello and welcome to for tonight's conclusion of the WNL season between Athlone Town and Bohemians, I'm Sean Comber and I'll be updating you on tonight's proceedings.

Athlone Town

50Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
2Fiona Owens Defender
5Chloe Flynn Defender
10Kellie Brennan Forward 34'
13Kelsey Munroe Defender
14Roisin Molloy Midfielder
19Laoise Ó hAodha Midfielder
20Jessica Hennessy Midfielder 81'
21Emily Corbet Forward
22Melissa O’Kane 23 Midfielder
27Lucy Jayne Grant 26 Forward
23Ava Dolan 22 Forward
26Aisling Mahony 27 Forward


25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
4Erica Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Ally Cahill 24 Forward
7Bronagh Kane 21 Forward
8Sophie Watters Midfielder
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Lisa Murphy 14 Midfielder 54'
17Katie Lovely Defender
14Ciara Mulligan 13 Defender
21Hannah Tobin Jones 7
24Lara Phipps 6 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 18)
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Athlone Town

(Series 9)
2 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemian FC

(Series 3 - Group 2)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemian FC

(Series 9)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Athlone Town

(First Round)
1 - 1
FAI Women's Cup
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Bohemians


Athlone Town Stadium
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