Date Time League Season
13 August 2021 7:45 pm FAI Women's Cup 2021

Match Report

Waves win as Bohs continue bad run

DLR Waves proved Friday the 13th can be lucky for some, as they sealed a quarter final spot in the FAI Women’s Senior Cup against Bohemians at Dalymount Park with a 3-0 win this evening.

Carla McManus showed just why she is up there as one of the most prolific strikers this season when she opened the scoring 20 minutes in, with DLR’s lead doubled by Rachel Doyle just after the hour mark; and supplemented to by Ciara Maher in the 93rd minute.

The result marks Bohemians fifth successive match played without a win and sees DLR’s cup hopes kept alive as they progress to the next round.

This was a fascinating game of chess, in that both outfits took a good chunk of the fixture to feel each other out. Bohs looked as if they were to shock onlookers and prove there was no substance to the Blues favouritism pre kick off, but then it all changed.

Jetta Berrill found McManus at the end of her searching cross in the box and the ex Kilkenny United star had no trouble slotting the ball into the back of the net with a cool finish to give DLR the 1-0 advantage heading into the break.

Doyle’s submission was equally as cool, calm and collected in the 66thminute when she powered home to see the tie through to 2-0, and despite the hill to overcome Bohs never gave up as the cavalry in substitution form rolled in.

The standout performer for the home team was Yvonne Hedigan who remained paramount at the back despite what the scoreline may suggest.

Late on  Ciara Maher added insult to injury when she secured Graham Kelly’s ladies the 3-0 victory to keeper Courtney Maguire’s despair and made the short trip across the city home quite an easy one with the note of an upcoming FAI Women’s Senior Cup quarter final in mind.

  • 93'

    Goal DLR! Waves make it 3 in the 93rd minute via Ciara Maher

  • 84'

    Phipps in for Brophy

  • 80'

    Yvonne Hedigan down for Bohs after a tough challenge

  • 77'

    Lisa Murphy hurls one towards goal in optimistic fashion and forces Eve Badana into action

  • 74'

    Catherine Cronin off, Kerri Letmon on

  • 70'

    Substitution for Bohemians. Hannah Tobin Jones replaces Bronagh Kane

  • 66'

    2-0 to Waves. Rachel Doyle gets on the scoresheet. Injures herself in the process and is replaced by Avril Brierley

  • 64'

    CHANCE! Rachel Doyle in the home side's box but she skies it over the bar

  • 61'

    An hour gone and it remains 1-0 to the Blues

  • 54'

    Chance for Lisa Murphy of Bohs but it comes to nothing on DLR go back on the attack

  • 45'

    The second half has just kicked off!

  • 45'

    First half is called at that and it's 1-0 to the away side. McManus's goal the difference so far, but what will the second half entail?

  • 37'

    Donnelly attempts the long range effort but it's comfortably collected by Courtney Maguire

  • 34'

    10 mins before the interval, DLR looking to build on their one goal lead

  • 28'

    Goal for Waves! They go 1-0 up in Dalymount thanks to Carla McManus

  • 26'

    Nip and tuck as of yet, Bohs are really showing that there is no substance to the rhetoric that their opponents in Blue are hot favourites coming into this one

  • 22'

    A fascinating game of chess so far their is little to report in terms of clear cut chances as both try to find a foothold in the game

  • 10'

    Yvonne Hedigan has been paramount for Bohs in these opening exchanges, surmising DLR's multiple attacks so far

  • Underway in Dalymount

  • The teams are out and warming up at Dalymount Park! 20 minutes until kick off

  • Elsewhere the UCD Bowl party shine in net with Eve Badana a stalwart brick wall, but she will have to stare down the likes of Chloe Darby, Lisa Murphy and Erica Burke if they are to progress tonight.

  • Waves’s strength in their attacking dexterity is something to contemplate for the upcoming home side, with Carla McManus tied 5th of the top goal-scorers list to date in 2021.

  • Sean Byrne’s side were defeated at the hands of eventual finalists Cork City in the 2020 quarter finals, as were DLR who met their demise via The Shannonsiders.

  • The ten point gulf that currently sits between the pair in the WNL has been made redundant in place of the magic of the cup, but nonetheless form coming into the game must be taken into account.The Blues slotted five goals past Treaty United last week in a tremendous team performance that exemplified their exceptional improvement since last year under manager Graham Kelly, while The Gypsies on the other hand were awarded all three points yesterday for yet another deferred display against Athlone Town

  • While their latest League series in July was postponed due to positive Covid-19 cases in the Dublin camp, the fixture is always a tight one and therefore is set to be an explosive tie if compared to past occurrences. Never mind the fact that a space in the quarter finals is up for grabs! It's going to be an interesting game

  • Bohemians and DLR Waves will wonder whether the extreme highs and lows of Friday the 13th will come to fruition at Dalymount Park this evening at 7:45pm for the first round of the 2021 FAI Women’s Senior Cup. My name is Alanna Cunnane and I will be bringing you tonight's live commentary


25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
21Hannah Tobin Jones 7
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
19Yvonne Hedigan Defender
6Ally Cahill Forward
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
8Sophie Watters Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy 24 Forward
13Lisa Murphy Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward
3Jade Reddy Defender
7Bronagh Kane 21 Forward
16Niamh Kenna Midfielder
20Georgia Monks Forward
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
24Lara Phipps 11 Midfielder
1Trish Fennelly Hunt Goalkeeper
14Emma McGrath Defender

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
13Aoife Brophy Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
24Niamh Barnes Defender
12Niamh Prior Defender
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
15Nadine Clare 8 Midfielder
22Jetta Berrill Midfielder
7Rachel Doyle 21 Midfielder 66'
11Catherine Cronin 9 Midfielder
20Carla McManus Forward 28'
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh Defender
3Katie Burdis Defender
8Ciara Maher 15 Defender 93'
9Kerri Letmon 25 Forward
21Avril Brierley 7 Midfielder
17Oleta Griffin Defender
25Shauna Carroll 9 Midfielder
14Rachael O’Neill

Past Meetings

(Series 15)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 6)
1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC

(Series 1 - Group 2)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v DLR Waves

(Series 7)
0 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Bohemian FC


Dalymount Park
Dalymount Park, Connaught Street, Phibsborough, Cabra East A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, D07 XH2D, Ireland

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