Details

Date Time League Season
10 July 2021 4:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

Maher delivers late win for DLR

A dramatic finish by DLR Waves ensures they are chasing a spot among the top-3, by beating Cork City 1-nil, thanks to a Ciara Maher goal in the 88th minute.

This was a sucker punch for the visitors, who where the best side for the big majority of the game and saw all three points running away in the final embers.

From early doors it became hard to believe Cork was the underdog this afternoon; as they clearly showed their intentions from the kick-off.

Christina Dring brought the first big threat to Eve Badana’s goal in the fourth minute, as she was incapable to balance the net, with the Waves goalkeeper completely out of the play. 

The Rebel Army kept looking the Dubliners right in the eyes; Ciara McNamara tried her luck from long range, forcing Badana to go down to stop it. 

Dring tested Badana once more, this time with a header from inside the six-yard box, but the keeper refused to see the score changed. 

After the first 30 minutes with both teams coming back and forward, the tight ship was kept at the back for the visitors as they became more aggressive upfront, as Rebel as they are; the 32nd minute saw Eva Mangan sending in a powerful shot, stopped yet again by Badana, pushing the scoreless through the break. 

The second 45 minutes started lively; Sophie Liston saw her ball going out after kissing the right post, before a scrambling ball inside Abby McCarthy’s box was booted away by the defence.

The matters became unpredictable, with the woodwork being tested on both sides: A corner coming in from the right ended up coming off Cork’s crossbar, as Sarah McKevitt’s shot from the edge of the box smashed Badana’s left post.

The changes brought by the Waves left Cork in difficulties at the back during the last fifteen minutes, exposing some lack of experience on the green outfit. 

 And when it all seemed to point out for a final tie, the substitute Ciara Maher sent it a stunner outside the 25-yards, a shot coming from nowhere taking Abby McCarthy by surprise. 

  • 90'

    FT: DLR Waves 1-0 Cork City 0.

  • 88'

    And all of a sudden the substitute Ciara Maher puts the hosts in the lead with a stunner from outside of the box!

  • 82'

    The several changes brought by the Waves in the game have been causing some problems for the visitors. They have struggling to leave their own half for the last 10 minutes.

  • 60'

    Shauna Carroll forces Abby McCarthy to make one of the saves of the match!

  • 58'

    Another ball coming off the post! Sarah McKevitt fired a shot from the edge of the box, smashing the ball into Badana's left post.

  • 53'

    A corner coming in from the right ends up coming off Cork’s crossbar.

  • 51'

    Malone gets found inside of the box by Kerri Letmon, but somehow she was able to miss such a huge opportunity.

  • 48'

    The second half starts in a frenetic pace! The DLR Waves brought an immediate reply with the ball scrambling inside Abby McCarthy’s box and booted away ultimately.

  • 46'

    Cork City misses the best opportunity so far in the game, as Sophie Liston sees her ball going out after kissing the right post.

  • 45'

    HT: 0-0 between Waves and Cork City. From the visitors point of view, the idea for the second 45 minutes is just keep what they have been doing.

  • 45'

    2 minutes of additional time.

  • 40'

    The Rebel Army just keeps coming looking for changing the score while it is hard to remember a proper opportunity for Waves. Funny enough, in the paper this wasn’t suppose to happen, great performance from the visitors so far.

  • 32'

    Mangan with a shot from outside of the box as she couldn’t keep it down.

  • 25'

    Eve Badana denies once more Christina Dring the first goal in the game, this time with a big slapping away a good header from close range.

  • 20'

    The ball goes in for DLR Waves but the referee saw a fault during the play.

  • 17'

    Ciara McNamara tries her luck from a very long range, as Abby McCarthy goes down low to stop it.

  • 16'

    15 minutes gone and it is pretty clear Cork came to the capital looking for the three points, as there are clearly looking their opponents in the eyes.

  • 15'

    Katie Malone came very close to steal the ball out from Abby McCarthy.

  • 4'

    Cork City with the first chance of the game! Christina Dring sends away a tremendous opportunity as she was incapable to balance the net. Fair to say the goal was empty.

  • 1'

    Cork City kick us into the first half.

  • Going South the scenario completely changes; the Cork ladies are leaning against the top-bottom of the table with six points gathered, the same as basement side Athlone Town, while the Town had their clash with Peamount postponed and it is yet to be sorted.

  • The momentum around the capital is more than positive, considering the campaign played out as far as the league goes, as they keep all eyes on the victory to still have a say in the top of the league decisions.

  • Good afternoon and you and very welcome to the live coverage of the game between DRL Waves and Cork City at the Belfield Bowl. My name is Bernardo Santos, and I’m here to let you know all about it.

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
7Rachel Doyle 8 Midfielder
9Kerri Letmon 11 Forward
10Katie Malone Forward
12Niamh Prior Defender
13Aoife Brophy Defender
17Oleta Griffin Defender
20Carla McManus 16 Forward
25Shauna Carroll 22 Midfielder
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
2Nicole Keogh Defender
3Katie Burdis Defender
8Ciara Maher 7 Defender 88'
11Catherine Cronin 9 Midfielder
16Avril Brierley 20 Midfielder
21Jane McKevitt Midfielder
22Jetta Berrill 25 Midfielder
24Niamh Barnes Defender

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
4Ciara McNamara Defender
6Eabha O’Mahony Midfielder
9Christina Dring 25 Forward
11Sophie Liston Forward
14Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
15Leah Murphy Forward
18Becky Cassin Midfielder
20Eva Mangan Midfielder
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
24Lauren Walsh Defender
2Nathalie O’Brien Defender
3Danielle Burke Defender
7Lauren Egbuloniu Forward
8Kate O’Donovan Midfielder
13Aisling Irwin Midfielder
17Riona Crowley Defender
22Kelly Leahy Midfielder
25Lauren Singleton 9 Defender
26Maria O’Sullivan Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Series 4)
0 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Series 5)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 18)
1 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 13)
3 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 5)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 17)
2 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 10)
1 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 3)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

3 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

0 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

1 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

2 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

1 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

4 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

1 - 5
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 15)
0 - 6
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 9)
7 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 2)
0 - 4
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 18)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 11)
4 - 0
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 4)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 19)
2 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v DLR Waves

(Round 15)
1 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

(Round 6)
3 - 1
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Cork City

Ground

UCD Bowl
UCD Bowl, Greenfield Park, Greenfield, Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Belfield ED, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, D04 XT65, Ireland

With previous experience on a top-tier sports newspaper and a media department of a former European Champion club, Bernardo also collaborates as a sports journalist and media editor at St. Patrick's Athletic.