Date Time League Season
6 November 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Shels cruise to win over Bohs

Shels cruised to a 3-1 victory over their North Dublin neighbours Bohemians at the Oscar Traynor Centre this afternoon.

Jessie Stapleton and Jessica Ziu (2) got the goals for the visitors. Lisa Murphy scored a wonder goal for the hosts, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

There were half chances in the opening minutes, but offsides or decent defending kept the visitors at bay.

In the 22nd minute the breakthrough came. Ziu was played through on goal and made no mistake, slotting it right past Courtney Maguire. This would be the first of two for Ziu.

Shels sought a second for the rest of the half but couldn’t find it. Lisa Murphy denied Ciara Grant superbly in the 31st minute after Grant rounded Maguire but was forced outside by Murphy.

The second half started and the game followed the same fashion. Ziu should’ve had another in the 52nd minute after Noonan played her through, but she attempted to dink Maguire one on one and the Bohs shot stopper collected the effort with ease. It was a case of simply overthinking it from Ziu.

Over the coming minutes a second felt inevitable. Saoirse Noonan had a pair of chances but couldn’t find the net. It would be Jessie Stapleton who made it two for Shels.

In the 62nd minute, Ziu played a ball to Noonan. Noonan allowed the ball to keep rolling and Stapleton met it first time and curled it in from the edge of the area. A fine finish to put this out of Bohs’ reach.

In the 72nd minute, a bolt from the blue occurred. Lisa Murphy, who had displayed some great defending throughout, got the ball just inside her own half. She audaciously tried her luck and only found the net, ensuring her side stayed in it with what is surely the goal of the WNL season.

Shels ensured that this would not mean they were to drop points however and it was Jessica Ziu who ensured the points.

Six minutes after Murphy’s wonder strike, Shels earned themselves a corner. The ball came in and Courtney Maguire, who has been consistent all season, dropped her attempted catch. Ziu was on cue, in the right place at the right time to tap it in.

This ensured Shels claimed the points. It also wraps up a clean sweep of their neighbours this season, winning three of three against Bohs.

  • 94'

    Full time. Shels take the points.

  • 83'

    Bohs give it away at the back but Ciara Grant can't take advantage, letting them off the hook.

  • 78'

    Goal! Ziu gets a brace after Maguire spills a corner and she's on sight to tap it in.

  • 72'

    Oh my word! Lisa Murphy tries her luck from just inside her own half and it flies in! Bohs are somehow not done yet.

  • 70'

    Shels pushing for a third. Noonan at the heart of most their attacks.

  • 68'

    Noonan puts it in... but she's offside.

  • 62'

    There it is! Stapleton gives Shels their second with a fine finish!

  • 61'

    Bohs draw another Shels offside from a free. They've employed the high line well today.

  • 59'

    Noonan hits a shot wide. A second feels inevitable for Shels.

  • 55'

    Noonan has a shot at the near post collected easily by Maguire.

  • 52'

    Noonan plays through Ziu but she can't get her second after attempting a dink, which Maguire catches with ease. Tried to be too cute with it.

  • 47'

    Sun in coming out and wind has died down.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 42'

    Nearly at half time. Shels have been very comfortable without leaving second gear.

  • 31'

    Through some superb defending, Lisa Murphy denies Ciara Grant.

  • 28'

    Noonan hits the side net after a spell of Shels pressure. Dominance by the visitors so far.

  • 22'

    Goal! Jess Ziu is played through and she slots it in to give Shels the lead.

  • 16'

    Mustaki's cross results in Ciara Grant putting it in the back of the net, but the flag is up.

  • 14'

    Kavangh puts in a nice cross from a free but Shauna Fox heads over.

  • 12'

    Finnegan puts a Shels cross behind for a corner. Lisa Murphy clears the ensuing corner.

  • 8'

    Kane cuts out a dangerous Shels cross.

  • 6'

    Early free kick for Shels. Offside flag goes up.

  • 1'

    We are off.

  • Shels team is now in.

  • Conditions would appear to be wet and windy for this one.

  • Today's game will take place in the Oscar Traynor Centre rather than Dalymount Park.

  • Hello and welcome to for coverage of today's North Dublin Derby between Bohemians and Shelbourne, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you throughout this game.


25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender 84'
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Ally Cahill Forward
7Bronagh Kane Forward
8Sophie Watters 24 Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
13Lisa Murphy 14 Midfielder 72'
17Katie Lovely Defender
14Ciara Mulligan 13 Defender
24Lara Phipps 8 Midfielder


1Amanda Budden Goalkeeper
2Jessica Gargan Defender
3Jessie Stapleton Defender 62'
4Pearl Slattery Defender
6Alex Kavanagh 13 Midfielder
7Jessica Ziu Midfielder 22', 78'
8Rachel Graham Defender
11Saoirse Noonan Forward
14Chloe Mustaki Midfielder
24Ciara Grant Midfielder
30Shauna Fox Defender
16Sophie Lenehan Goalkeeper
#Rebecca Creagh Forward
13Mia Dodd 6 Defender
17Keeva Keenan Defender
19Leah Doyle Defender
21Taylor White Forward

Past Meetings

(Series 17)
3 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 14)
1 - 3
LOI Men's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 5)
2 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne


Oscar Traynor Centre
Castletimon Road, Kilmore A ED, Dublin, Dublin 5, Leinster, D05 K3C3, Ireland

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