Date Time League Season
8 May 2021 6:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Doyle delivers for Waves

A controversial goal at the end of the first half from Rachel Doyle meant that DLR Waves took the three points against Bohemians at the UCD Bowl this evening.

A shot from the left wing seemed to be straight at Bohemians ‘keeper, Niamh Coombes, who parried onto the bar and attempted to catch at the second attempt. Kerri Letmon followed up with a challenge, leaving Coombes on the ground but the referee judged that the ball had crossed the line prior to the challenge.

This game began in a sloppy fashion, with both sides struggling to hold possession and playing plenty of long balls.

The first real chance fell to DLR’s Niamh Prior who picked up a loose ball from a corner and took a strike, but it was straight down the throat of Coombes.

There was higher tempo to the game on the restart, and DLR Waves seemed to be in control, limiting Bohs to very little possession.

Both teams came out for the second half and showed fighting spirit with some heavy challenges. Some were judged as fair and others were not.

A great chance fell to the away side in 86th minute when Erica Burke found herself free in the box but forced her header wide from close range.

The Waves defence will be pleased with their performance after keeping the Bohs attack fairly quiet throughout the game.

Bohs will feel hard done by as they lost the game to a goal that they feel should not have been awarded due to the possible foul in the build-up. The ball also may or may not have crossed the line.

Nevertheless, nothing can be taken away from DLR who will be pleased to pick up the win after their loss against Shelbourne in their previous game.

One goal ended up separating the teams at the final whistle. This is much better than the two previous encounters that both ended in stalemates.


  • Bohs will disappointed with the lack of cutting edge in front of goal

  • They had the better of the chances and overall deserved the win

  • Solid performance from DLR in the second half

  • 90'

    Full Time: DLR Waves 1-0 Bohemian FC

  • 91'

    Brierley on

  • 91'

    McManus off

  • 91'

    Leonard on

  • 91'

    Carroll off

  • 87'

    Coombes make a wonderful one on one save to keep her side in the game

  • 86'

    Erica Burke with a great chance to put Bohs level as she puts a free header wide

  • 85'

    Byrne off

  • 85'

    Mulligan on

  • 78'

    Isobel Finnegan off

  • 78'

    Naima Chemaou on

  • 78'

    Niamh Prior off

  • 78'

    Katie Burdis on

  • 78'

    Kerri Letmon off

  • 78'

    Nicole Keogh on

  • 76'

    Erica Burke latches onto a loose ball in the DLR box and lets off a shot but it's straight at Eve Badana

  • 72'

    Byrne receives a booking

  • 70'

    Replaced by Katie Malone

  • 70'

    Rachel Doyle is off

  • 58'

    Robinson gets a great chance after a deflection falls to her on the volley but she fails to hit the target

  • 50'

    Brophy seems ok and returns to the pitch

  • 49'

    Abbie Brophy is down and receiving attention from the Bohs physio

  • 45'

    Bohs will be hopeful that their top scorer can be the difference and help them create more chances

  • 45'

    Bronagh Kane is off

  • 45'

    Aoife Robinson is on at half time

  • 45'

    We're underway for the second half

  • Both teams are back on the pitch for the start of the second half

  • Bohs will be expected to come out fighting in the second half

  • The home side go into the break with a 1-0 lead after a very scrappy goal

  • 45'

    Half Time: DLR Waves 1-0 Bohemian FC

  • 45'

    Niamh Coombes is hurt in a challenge with Letmon in the build up to the goal and Bohs will feel hard done by as they could have won a foul

  • 45'

    A shot from outside from the box was touched on to the cross bar by Coombes who tried to catch at the second attempt and failed

  • 45'

    Shauna Carroll puts her side ahead just on half time

  • 42'

    Watters is booked after the clash

  • 38'

    Physios are on to attend to Sophie Watters and Rachel Doyle after a clash of heads

  • 36'

    Shauna Carroll with a cross cum shot that hits the crossbar

  • 35'

    Watters plays a dangerous ball into the DLR box but nobody is there to latch onto it

  • 33'

    Letmon with a great cross that's headed on but Coombes gathers comfortably

  • 29'

    Kerri Letmon booked for a late challenge

  • 22'

    Half way through the first half and both sides look to be struggling to put together passages of play or create any clear cut chances

  • 16'

    Niamh Prior with a shot from outside the box that does not trouble the Bohs keeper

  • 1'

    We\'re underway at the UCD Bowl as DLR Waves kick off

  • The teams are out on the pitch ready for kick off

  • The last two meetings between the sides have been stalemates so we can expect a tightly fought contest

  • Both sides will be looking to bounce back after losses in their previous games

  • Bohs top scorer Aoife Robinson starts on the bench

  • DLR Waves top scorer Carla McManus starts this evening after scoring off the bench in their previous match which saw them lose 2-1 against Shelbourne

  • The sun is shining in Belfield and with it being 17 degrees celsius, it looks to be perfect conditions for a game of football

  • UCD Bowl is the venue for this evening's game

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of this evening's match between DLR Waves in Bohemian FC in the Women's National League

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
7Rachel Doyle 10 Midfielder
9Kerri Letmon 2 Forward 29'
12Niamh Prior 3 Defender
13Aoife Brophy Defender
15Nadine Clare Midfielder
20Carla McManus 16 Forward
24Niamh Barnes Defender
25Shauna Carroll 19 Midfielder 45'
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh 9 Defender
3Katie Burdis 12 Defender
8Ciara Maher Defender
14Rebekah Carroll Defender
10Katie Malone 7 Forward
16Avril Brierley 20 Midfielder
17Oleta Griffin Defender
19Zoe Leonard 25 Midfielder


1Niamh Coombes Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne 14 Defender 72'
4Erica Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan 15 Forward
7Bronagh Kane 12 Forward
8Sophie Watters Midfielder 42'
9Erica Burke Forward
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
19Yvonne Hedigan Defender
22Chloe Flynn Defender
25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
3Jade Reddy Defender
6Ally Cahill Forward
12Aoife Robinson 7 Forward
13Paula Doran Midfielder
14Ciara Mulligan 2 Defender
15Naima Chemaou 5 Forward
16Niamh Kenna Midfielder
17Katie Lovely Defender

Past Meetings

(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


UCD Bowl
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