Date Time League Season
11 September 2021 6:00 pm Women's National League 2021

Match Report

Peas put five past Shels

Emulating what may well be the title race after this fixture, Peamount put this one to bed early with five stunning goals from the boots of five different players in a game where Shels looking promising but never hit top gear.

PLR Park the venue, The Reds will be Green(ogue) with envy that they didn’t capitalise on some early chances by Sarah Rowe, Saoirse Noonan and Jess Ziu as Alannah McEvoy broke the deadlock 17 minutes in and it was all one way traffic to follow.

Synonymous with breath taking goals, Stephanie Roche then doubled their lead 10 minutes before the break, but Lucy McCartan may give her a run for her money in terms of goal of the season contenders, her smashing volley coming on the hour mark.

Substitute Lauren Kelly and captain Aine O’Gorman then concluded the tie with their strikes making it 5-0 and a tough day at the office for Noel King’s side.

The tension and gravity was evident from the get-go with plenty of close calls from both outfits early on. Tiegan Ruddy a big player in the first quarter of an hour, clearing her lines but also playing cutthroat passes to initiate the Girls and Green into attack.

Similarly Pearl Slattery was steadfast in defence for Shels but when it rains it seemingly pours and once the scoring account was open frustration seemed to take a grip of the visitors in place of their tenacity.

2-0 at the interval it looked a long way back for them and whilte Chloe Mustaki was determined to shove them into action in the second half it was to no avail.

McCartan’s thunderbolt began to sum things up as she rocketed the ball into the top right corner and dimmed Shels’s hopes even further.

66 minutes in Lauren Kelly replaced Beirne only to add to her tally four minutes later and current WNL top scorer Aine O’Gorman couldn’t resist but to get in on the fun as she sliced the ball past Amanda Budden with 10 minutes to go.

The victory now means Peas go into the driving seat of the league, three points clear with a game in hand on today’s opposition.

  • 93'

    Full time and it ends 5-0 to Peamount

  • 92'

    Stephanie Roche takes a shot on goal but it drifts wide

  • 90'

    3 minutes additional time shown on the board

  • 89'

    Approaching the final whistle in Greenogue and it looks like this tie is going to wrap up at 5-0 in what has been a tough day at the office for Shels. Frustration as opposed to intensity building as they fell further behind, with some fantastic Peas goals witnessed at PLR Park this evening.

  • 86'

    4 minutes to go here and it's been all Peamount for the last while

  • 82'

    Smyth Lynch and Chloe Moloney on for Peamount. Sadhbh Doyle and Tiegan Ruddy make way

  • 80'

    Jess Garage and Ziu off. Shauna Fox and Abbie Larkin replace them

  • 79'

    O'Gorman puts the 5th in. Roche to Doyle to the captain

  • 74'

    Stephanie Roche has been phenomenal for Peamount today, still pushing forward too

  • 70'

    Lauren Kelly makes it 4-0! The substitute makes a big impact off the bench. Shelbourne take off Rowe in place for Ella O’Connell, Leah Doyle also comes on for Chloe Mustaki. Peamount take off McEvoy and Rebecca Watkins enters the fray

  • 69'

    Roche sends another one towards goal but a massive save from Budden keeps it out

  • 66'

    Peamount sub. Beirne off, Lauren Kelly on

  • 64'

    Doyle in but its a great save by Budden

  • 60'

    Possible goal of the season contender their for Lucy McCartan! Volley off the left boot to smash it into the top right corner

  • 58'

    No goal as of yet this side of the interval but chances from both outfits

  • 54'

    Jess Ziu comes close there but Reid Burke gets a vital hand to it to put it out for a corner

  • 51'

    Freekick to Shels, Mustaki takes. Leads to a foul on a Peamount player in their own box

  • 48'

    Mustaki with a shot outside of the box but Ried Burke gets a hold of it with ease

  • 45'

    Back in play! Shels with a chance right off the bat

  • Peamount back out on the pitch

  • 45'

    Halftime. Peamount 2-0 Shelbourne

  • 42'

    The Reds playing it amongst themselves looking for gaps

  • 39'

    Grant hits one over the crossbar

  • 37'

    Under 10 minutes until halftime! Just moments ago Beirne cut off a Ziu goal chance, adding to Shel's frustration

  • 34'

    ROCHE WITH THE SECOND! Has to be from about 40 yards as she chips Amanda Budden who's slight touch wasn't enough to keep it out

  • 32'

    O'Callaghan throws a dangerous ball into McEvoy but she can't get to it and the ball trundles across the face of goal

  • 31'

    Graham with the effort from long range but it sores over the goal

  • 29'

    Good passage there by Ziu. Tries to flick on to Noonan but doesn't quite come off

  • 26'

    Tension mounting at PLR Park. Ziu and Sarah Rowe have also swapped wings

  • 21'

    Peamount having gained some confidence off the back of the goal are growing into this after some good opening play by Shels.

  • 17'

    Alannah McEvoy with the opening goal! Roche sets her up and she puts it away to make it 1-0 in Greenogue.

  • 17'

    Lucy McCartan with the yellow card there

  • 16'

    Murray finds Saoirse Noonan at the end of a free kick and she's shatters the post but was in an offside position

  • 13'

    Ruddy with the free kick right outside her own dugout. Ploughs one into the box but its cleared away by Slattery. Shels go on the break

  • 11'

    Sarah Rowe does a job on Dearbhaile Beirne before doing a 1-2 and getting it back inside the box to earn a corner.

  • 9'

    First corner of the game as Duggan heads it out. Murray takes

  • 8'

    Tiegan Ruddy a big player in this first quarter, clearing her lines but also playing cutthroat passes to initiate them into attack

  • 5'

    Stapleton does well there to close down Doyle after a good ball in by Beirne. Goalkick

  • 4'

    The visitors today donning their synonymous red shirt but with the recent addition of their partnership with Amnesty international in support of Afghan women

  • 2'

    Budden lucky to get away with one there as Peamount close down her touch but she finds Slattery. High press evident from the get but Shels cool, calm and collected to play it out from the back in these opening exchanges

  • Underway in Greenogue as James O'Callghan and Noel King wish each other well!

  • The teams are taking to the pitch and its nearly time!

  • 10 minutes until kick off in this six pointer!

  • Shels have released their stating output! Rowe starts, as does Graham. It's going to be an interesting game!

  • Peamount's line up is in. We await the visitors match day squad, 35 minutes until kick off!

  • With only 25 visiting supporters granted access by Peamount United’s organisers the Shelbourne team themselves will be hoping to make some noise in terms of a result at PRL Park come kick off.

  • Lacking Ryan Doyle the home line out will be relying more on captain Aine O’Gorman, Sadhbh Doyle and Stephanie Roche to pull through to hit the back of the net, while Shelbourne will be hoping to fill the holes in their midfield with recent Ireland call ups Jess Ziu and Ciara Grant.

  • Peamount too relished in cup glory last weekend, 2-0 the final score against Treaty United, meaning they are just one step away from successive cup titles if they surpass Wexford Youths. That all lingers in the past and future however as today they may only bring the confidence with them in the tactical battle that is to ensue.

  • On the flipside ex player, Mayo LGFA star and Aussie Rules Collingwood member Sarah Rowe has re-joined tonight’s away team recently and wasn’t long finding her range in their latest FAI Cup match against Cork City. While she didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet that day the 26 year old did aid her and her teammates’ progression to the semi-final stage where they are to come into contact with Galway WFC.

  • Added to that both sides have had a melee of transfers dispersed from their ranks with Birmingham City snatching Emily Whelan and Jamie Finn from Shels and the former league top scorer Eleanor Ryan Doyle out of United.

  • While James O’Callaghan’s outfit currently lie in second place and two points behind The Reds in top spot, they do in fact have a game in hand on the Tolka Park squad and so a win this evening may prove very significant come the end of the season as it would put them outright ahead with another fixture looming.

  • Big. Monumental. Hefty. Immense. While all of these words go towards the behemoth nature of a given thing they don’t quite scrape just how consequential this WNL clash between Peamount United and Shelbourne will be at 6pm tonight in Greenogue. My name is Alanna Cunnane and I'll be bringing you tonights match coverage!

Peamount United

23Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
17Dearbhaile Beirne 15 Defender
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
3Tiegan Ruddy 16 Midfielder
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
9Alannah McEvoy 18 Forward 17'
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
6Lucy McCartan Midfielder 60'
11Aine O’Gorman Forward 79'
8Sadhbh Doyle 7 Midfielder
20Stephanie Roche Forward 34'
1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
7Megan Smyth-Lynch 8 Forward
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
15Lauren Kealy 17 Defender 70'
16Chloe Moloney 3 Defender
18Becky Watkins 9 Forward
19Chloe Smullen Defender
21Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
22Sarah Power
24Rebekah Carroll Defender
30Summer Lawless Goalkeeper


1Amanda Budden Goalkeeper
2Jessica Gargan Defender
3Jessie Stapleton Defender
4Pearl Slattery Defender
12Ciara Grant Midfielder
7Jessica Ziu Midfielder
9Sarah Rowe 22
8Rachel Graham Defender
Chloe Mustaki 19 Midfielder
10Noelle Murray Forward
11Saoirse Noonan Forward
16Sophie Lenehan Goalkeeper
6Alex Kavanagh Midfielder
18Abbie Larkin Midfielder
19Leah Doyle Defender
21Taylor White Forward
22Ella O’Connell 9 Midfielder
30Shauna Fox Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 12)
Women's National League
Tolka Park

(Series 3)
Women's National League
PRL Park

(Series 4 - Group 1)
Women's National League
PRL Park

(Quarter Final)
FAI Women's Cup
PRL Park

(Series 8)
Women's National League
Tolka Park


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

Alanna is currently pursuing her studies in journalism at Dublin City University and writes regularly for her local media outlets in Sligo.