Date Time League Season
29 May 2021 4:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Bohs deliver win in Athlone

Bohemians leave Lissywoolen with all three points after their Womens National League meeting with Athlone, as a Burke brace and second half strike from Chloe Darby cancelled out goals by Katelyn Keogh and Roisin Molloy for the Midlanders.

In the opening minutes Bohemians looked liveliest with a couple of early free kicks testing debutant Ria McPhilbin in the Athlone net. As the minutes wore on the Midlanders grew into the game and took the lead after a superb through ball from Emily Corbett found its way to Katelyn Keogh, who, at the first time of asking slotted the ball past Maguire in the Bohemians goal. 

Athlone were dominating the half when against the run of play Erica Burke was taken down inside the area by McPhilbin, and referee Micheal Connolly didn’t hesitate to point to the spot. Burke stepped up herself and easily slotted the ball low to the keepers left.  

Soon after Bohemians took the lead again through Burke. Bronagh Kane spotted the run of Burke and popped the ball in her direction. Burke; however, still had a lot to do but with an insightful flick off the outside of her boot she played herself into space and coolly stuck the ball into the back of McPhilbins goal. 

In the lead up to the goal Leah Brady collided with Burke and went to ground, and in the aftermath was stretchered of with what seemed like a knee injury. 

Athlone found themselves controlling the game for much of the half as the went in search of an equaliser, with the closest chance coming from a series of corners at the end of the half. 

Athlone started brightly in the second half just as they ended the first throwing everything at Bohemians, but nothing would stick. 

Eventually in the 55th minute, one of Emma Donohues many corners found midfielder Roisin Molloy at the near post, Molloy, happily accepted the responsibility of heading it goalward scoring the equaliser. 

The game was slowing and neither team seemed interested in pushing for a winner when Fiona Owens needlessly kicked out earning a yellow card and what turned out to be a costly free kick. 

The free, taken long was dropped by McPhilben in the Athlone goal and Chloe Darby was at hand to smash in the winner and take all three points back down the road. 

Athlone dominated possession for the rest of the match throwing everything they could at the Bohs defence, but they stood hard and stubborn and saw out the game to move above the hosts in the table.

  • 90'

    Athlone throwing everything at it but the Bohs are stubborn

  • 90'

    The referee seemed to indicate a bohemians throw but changed his mind angering the Dublin side bench

  • 90'

    6 minutes add, Athlone need to find something soon

  • 85'

    Dangerous free for Athlone, take by Donohue but is easily dealt with by the North Dublin side

  • 80'

    half chance for Robinson as Bohs have a rare attack

  • 79'

    Bohemians seem to have an answer to everything Athlone throw at them as they search for yet another equaliser

  • 73'

    O'Kane has a chance but her shot is poor and rolls to Maguire

  • 66'

    Double sub for Bohs as Robinson and Tobin-jones enter in place of Watters and Brophy

  • 66'

    Double sub for Bohs as Robinson and Tobin enter in place of Watters and Brophy

  • 66'

    Double sub for Bohs as Robinson and Tobin enter in place of Watters and Brophy

  • 66'

    Double sub for Bohs as Robinson and Tobin enter in place of Watters and Brophy

  • 65'

    The resuling free kick falls to Chloe Darby as McPhilbin spills it, Darby doesnt need to be offer the chance twice as she strikes the back of the net

  • 64'

    Owens kicks out to stop a Bohemians attack and earns a yellow card

  • 63'

    the game has slowed down as neither team can take control

  • 55'

    There is the equaliser and it has been coming, Donohues corner finds Molloy at the near post as she heads it in to the net to level it up

  • 52'

    Jade Reddy replaces Kane

  • 52'

    jade Reddy replaces Kane

  • 50'

    first card of the game goes to Bohemians Bronagh Kane

  • 50'

    Shouts for a bohemians hand ball but the ref is having none of it

  • 49'

    the 2nd half has started as the 1st ended with Athlone pushing for an equaliser

  • 46'

    half time sub as Brennan replace Corbet for Athlone

  • 46'

    half time sub as Brennan replace Corbett for Athlone

  • 45'

    Donohues 3rd corner in succession sees the ball run along the line but does not cross it

  • 45'

    succession of corners for Athlone as they go in search of an equaliser before half time

  • 45'

    Devaney swings a ball in from a free out wide, but its headed clear

  • 45'

    Athlone are growing into this game again and half time might come too soon for them

  • 45'

    7 minutes added on

  • 45'

    Chemaou has been very busy on the left for Bohs, threating to cut inside but can easily challange down the line also

  • 40'

    Donohue with a cross/shot forcing the Bohs keeper to tap it over the bar

  • 38'

    Devaney strikes a free from distance but it sails over the bar

  • 35'

    Fiona Owens enters the play in place of the injured Leah Brady who was stretchered off moments ago

  • 35'

    Fiona Owens enters the play in place of the injured Leah Brady who was stretchered off moments ago

  • 30'

    Athlone have a player down with what looks like a serious knee injury

  • 30'

    And Bohs take the lead, Burke recieves a through ball with a flick off the outside of her boot she slips the ball into space and strikes low into the net

  • 23'

    Burke slots the ball home to level the scores going into a water brake

  • 21'

    Penalty to Bohs as Ria McPhilbin brings down Burke as she attempts to lob the onrushing keeper

  • 16'

    Devaney strikes from 25 yards but the ball sails wide of the Bohemians post

  • 8'

    Keogh heads it onto Mollooy, but her strike comes off the base of the post. Athlone are up for this

  • 7'

    Corbets through ball make its way to Katelyn Keogh as she breach the Bohemians defence and slips the ball past Maguire in the goal

  • 6'

    Big chance for Athlone but Bohs net minder Maguire was equal to all and any attempt

  • 4'

    Another dangerous free kick for Bohs, taken short, easily dealt with by the midlanders

  • 3'

    Free kick here for Bohs in a dangerous area, Chloe Darbys effort easily gathered by Ria McPhilbin in the athlone goal

  • Bohemians get us under way at lissywoolen

  • Athlone make 3 changes to the side that earned them their first win last weekend with Ria McPhilbin starting in goal Kayleigh Shine and Emily Corbett also start in place of Ciara Glackin, Ava Dolan and Kellie Brennan.

  • Bohemians Team News: Courtney Maguire keeps her place in goal as Niamh Coombes remains absent, As Bohs top scorer Aoife Robinson has to contend with a place on the bench

Athlone Town

50Ria McPhilbin Goalkeeper
3Emma Donohoe Defender
4Leah Brady 2 Defender
6Muireann Devaney Forward
7Kayleigh Shine Defender
9Katelyn Keogh Forward 8'
11Laurie Ryan Midfielder
13Kelsey Munroe Defender
14Roisin Molloy Midfielder 55'
21Emily Corbet 10 Forward
22Melissa O’Kane Defender
2Fiona Owens 4 Defender
8Kayla Brady Midfielder
10Kellie Brennan 21 Forward
18Karley Leavy Midfielder
23Ava Dolan Forward
24Ciara McManus Midfielder


25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Ally Cahill Forward
7Bronagh Kane 3 Forward 51'
8Sophie Watters 12 Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward 22', 30'
10Chloe Darby Midfielder 66'
11Abbie Brophy Forward
15Naima Chemaou Forward
19Yvonne Hedigan Defender
3Jade Reddy 7 Defender
12Aoife Robinson 8 Forward
14Ciara Mulligan Defender
16Niamh Kenna Midfielder
17Katie Lovely Defender
20Georgia Monks Forward

Past Meetings

(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


Michael Connolly


Athlone Town Stadium
Athlone Town Stadium, Old Rail Trail, Garrycastle, Athlone East Rural Electoral Division, The Municipal District of Athlone — Moate, County Westmeath, Leinster, N37 N1F2, Ireland