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Date Time League Season
31 July 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Fantastic five from Peas in Cork

Dearbhaile Beirne, Stephanie Roche and Sadbh Doyle scored habitual Peamount United wondergoals during their 5-0 triumph over Cork City today at Turner’s Cross.

A repeat of last year’s FAI cup final, the result was even similar in that the reigning champions marched to three points, although in a less extravagant manner than last December’s 6-0 at Tallaght Stadium.

The victory means James O’Callaghan’s troops are once again level with old foes Shelbourne at the top of the table, replica in both points earned and goal difference.

While there was some discrepancy in whether Beirne’s opener was intended as a cross or an effort at goal, what there is no debate about is that it was a cracking strike.

Seven ticks later Roche sailed onto the scoresheet in the 10th minute with another rocket to seal the two goal cushion for the away side, and it remained that way heading into the interval.

It took until half an hour into the second half to see another mark for The Dublin outfit as Cork enjoyed their purple patch and had half chances at their fingertips via Laura Shine and the ever present Sarah McKevitt, but it was Sadhbh Doyle who netted past Abby McCarthy in the 76th minute.

Roche and Doyle tied up their double brace just minutes before the final whistle to see United soar back to the summit of the Women’s National League in series 16.

Next week fixtures take place both on midweek and on Saturday as a two week break approaches and so the amalgamation of points is as crucial now as ever.

Cork City will take learnings from this heavy loss against a high flying team into their clash against a more adjacent in the table Treaty United, while Peamount look to accumulate another three points versus DLR Waves.

Even in this fixture against the Turner’s Cross line-up what has become extremely evident is that goals are as imperative as results these days to the Aine O’Gorman captained side and so going into the future they will have to duplicate such a score-line to maintain their first placed position in the league.

  • 92'

    All over! Two each for Roche and Doyle supplemented by Beirne's opener means Peas run away with the win

  • 91'

    Fitzpatrick finds space and tries to net Peamount's 6th but McCarthy makes a good save

  • 89'

    5 for Peamount via Doyle's brace

  • 86'

    Kate O\'Donovan off for City. Kelly Leahy on

  • 85'

    Roche gets a second and sees Peamount go 4 ahead

  • 84'

    FitzPatrick enters the fray for Peamount as Eleanor Ryan Doyle makes way

  • 80'

    City substitute. O'Brien off for Crowley

  • 76'

    A third for Peamount! It's Doyle who nets it

  • 71'

    McCartan makes way for Moloney in Peamount's camp

  • 69'

    Peamount really pressing for a third but City earn a corner against the run of play

  • 65'

    Peamount rattle the post and City are lucky to come out of that one having not conceded another goal

  • 62'

    Rain is beginning to thunder down in Turner's Cross with just under a half an hour to go

  • 57'

    Sub for City. Recent signing Taylor on for Murphy

  • 48'

    Cork promising since the interval. Shine and a headed effort the latest chance

  • 45'

    Back underway in Turner's Cross. Can City claw this back?! This second 45 minutes will reveal all. Kelly comes in for Peamount, McEvoy off

  • Due to Shelbourne's first half rocket against Galway and Peamount's two goals here the sides are now level in every capacity at the top of the league (points and goal difference), it remains to be seen who will finish up there after the second period of play.

  • 45'

    First half brought to a close at Turner's Cross. Beirne and Roche's goals the difference in the tie so far

  • 45'

    1 added minute announced

  • 39'

    Urgency has evaporated from the game in the last few minutes as we are around 5 until the break.

  • 35'

    Shine tries to play through Seward but it's intercepted by Niamh Reid Burke

  • 32'

    Ryan Doyle tries to catch McCarthy off her line but the effort is speculative at best and heads well wide for a City goal kick.

  • 29'

    Fairly frantic passages of play in Turner's Cross with opportunities for both sides in recent minutes

  • 25'

    Chance for Cork! McKevitt tries to capitalise on some careless Peamount play but it doesn't quite come off

  • 18'

    Approaching the 20 minute mark in the game and the two Peamount goals have left Cork with a mountain to climb. Eleanor Ryan Doyle and Stephanie Roche deadly in attack for the away side, City on the other hand with only a few half chances so far. More to come from them

  • 12'

    Effort from City makes keeper Reid Burke work for it. Parrys it off and it hits the crossbar and out. Close call

  • 10'

    A second for Peamount! Roche strikes for The Peas's second goal of the day

  • 3'

    Goal! It's taken only three minutes to break the deadlock in Turner's Cross. Beirne the scorer!

  • The ball is tipped off in Turner's Cross and we're off!

  • Some changes to the line ups today. Captain Aine O Gorman drops to the bench for Peamount. There she joins resigning Chloe Moloney! Cork down their recent losses Each O'Mahony and Maria O'Sullivan who are headed Stateside

  • The teams are in and it's just over 15 minutes to kick off at Turner's Cross.

  • In the previous Women’s National League contest between the pair earlier this year Peamount ran triumphant against a never say die Cork side to prove their quality and class, with many predicting a similar outcome to develop from today’s test.

  • Today's home side Cork fell at the foot of Wexford Youths 4-1 just seven days ago in what was an expected conclusion with plenty of positives to take away from Ferrycarrig Park. On the contrary the Girls In Green are coming off the back of a hard earned win away to bottom of the league Athlone Town.

  • While The Rebels will be hoping the result is to stray wayward of that fixture in which The Peas emerged 6-0 to the good, United are optimistic they will continue their good vein of form to topple Shelbourne from the pinnacle of the league.

  • In an ode to last year’s FAI cup final Cork City and Peamount United meet once again in the Women’s National League this afternoon at 2pm in Turner’s Cross. Join me Alanna Cunnane for live updates courtesy of Final Whistle .ie

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Nathalie O’Brien 17 Defender
4Danielle Burke Defender
8Kate O’Donovan 22 Midfielder
9Christina Dring Forward
15Leah Murphy 19 Forward
16Laura Shine Forward
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
21Nadine Seward Forward
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
24Lauren Walsh Defender
19Tiffney Taylor 15 Defender
17Riona Crowley 3 Defender
22Kelly Leahy 8 Midfielder

Peamount Utd

23Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
8Sadhbh Doyle Midfielder 76', 89'
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne Defender 3'
18Becky Watkins Forward
6Lucy McCartan 16 Midfielder
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy 15 Forward
10Eleanor Ryan-Doyle Forward
20Stephanie Roche Forward 10', 85'
1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
7Megan Smyth-Lynch Forward
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
15Lauren Kealy 9 Defender
19Chloe Smullen Defender
21Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
16Chloe Moloney 6 Defender
22Sarah Duke Power Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 7)
3 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Final)
0 - 6
FAI Women's Cup
Tallaght Stadium

Cork City v Peamount United

(Series 3 - Group 1)
3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Series 2)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Bishopstown Stadium

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 21)
8 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 9)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 1)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 21)
1 - 9
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 14)
3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 7)
0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

2 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

3 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

3 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 17)
7 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 10)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 3)
4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 21)
13 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 14)
0 - 8
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 7)
7 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 21)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 13)
4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 7)
2 - 7
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 11)
2 - 6
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

(Round 7)
3 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
PRL Park

Peamount United v Cork City

(Round 1)
1 - 6
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Peamount United

Ground

Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

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