Date Time League Season
28 August 2021 2:00 pm Women's National League 2021

Match Report

Bohs hold Galway in the West

Stubborn Bohemians held a strong Galway side to a scoreless draw as both sides struggled to break each other down in the WNL at Eamon Deacy Park.

The Dublin sides keeper Courtney Maguire was the busier of the two but was never really troubled.

Both clubs struggled early on with neither team threatening the goal in a scoreless first half with Galway on top with the majority of possession. Playing a nice neat passing game, using triangles effectively to get in behind the bohemian defence Galway opted to go wide with the final ball, however, more times than not there was no player in the box to take advantage of the cross.  

The Westerners came closest when Chloe Singleton was clear on goal but chose to aim towards the near post which was easily covered by Maguire in the Dublin side's goal.  

Maguire was called into action a number of times in the first half, saving shots from Meabh DeBurca, Kate Slevin and on several times from Singleton. 

It was all Galway in the first half with Bohemians creating a number of chances of their own with Bronagh Kane come closest but never really troubling Leah Hayes-Cohen between the Galway sticks. 

The second half was similar to the first with Galway proving to be the better side threatening the Bohs goal on multiple occasions.  

The away outfit were unfortunate to lose midfielder Lisa Murphy early in the second half through injury but her replacement Ally Cahill filled in superbly. 

Galway made a couple of substitutions on the hour mark which seemed to cause some confusion as it brought a host of on field changes which allowed the travelling side the chance to get a grip on proceedings.  

Chloe Singleton had countless opportunities but she seemed to have left her shooting boots at home as she was sluggish and her shots were tame. 

Emma Starr almost made it 3 in 2 forcing Maguire into a wonderful close range stop in what was the best chance of them. 

A relatively quiet game erupted in the final stages with a number of yellow cards issued in the last 10 minutes for silly fouls and petulantly kicking balls away.  

The game ended with Bohs in the ascendancy but could not grab a late winner, so travel back east with just a point enough for them to leapfrog Treaty on goal difference. 

Next up for Galway is the small task of a double header with DLR Waves first in the cup quarter final at home then away in the league on September 5th and 11th respectfully, while Bohemians host Cork city in a mouth watering six pointer on September 11th

  • Full time as bohs hold galway scoreless

  • 90'

    Bohs managing the game well, seemingly happy with the point

  • 90'

    O'Flaherty sees yellow

  • 90'

    The fourth official shows 4 minutes of additional time so plenty of time for one side to find a winner

  • 87'

    phipps replaces Kane for bohs O'Flahety replaces McKey for galway

  • 82'

    Brophy see yellow

  • 80'

    singleton is replaced by Anna Fahey

  • 80'

    singleton see yellow

  • 75'

    Bohs with a dangerous free which could threaten the Galway defence, offside is however the outcome

  • 73'

    McKey slips Singleton in but again her effort is tame

  • 68'

    Lara Phipps enters in place of Niamh Kenna

  • 68'

    Emma Starr pops up in the box, Galways best chance of the game but Maguire stands tall

  • 60'

    thompson leaves the field for russell, as walsh goes off for mcnamara

  • 59'

    Bohs break and come close themselves,

  • 59'

    Slevin smashes an effort over the bar but Galway are pushing hard for the opener

  • 55'

    Big loss for Bohs as Murphy leaves the field through injury

  • 55'

    Cahill replace Murphy for Bohs

  • 53'

    Bohs battling well to progress up the field but silly mistakes give the ball away when they get anywhere near a dangerous area

  • 49'

    Emma Starr dominating in midfield, at the heart of every Galway possession

  • 48'

    Slevin shoots from range but it ends up closer to the corner flag than the goal

  • 47'

    Galway with a different approach kicking long, Singletons cross is tame however and rolls into the hands of Maguire

  • 46'

    Maguire called into action early on as she confidently claims a galway cross

  • 46'

    the 2 sides are back out as galway get us underway

  • 45'

    Scoreless at half time at Eamon Deacy Park

  • 45'

    shouts of hand ball but the referee says no chance

  • 45'

    2 minutes added time

  • 44'

    Galway looking for the breakthrough before half time but Bohs hold off all advances

  • 38'

    Kane has a couple of chances in quick succession as Bohs grow in confidence

  • 36'

    DeBurca picks up a yellow for checking the run and halting a Bohs attack

  • 34'

    Galway come close once again but no one is in the box as the ball flashes across the face of the goal

  • 29'

    Byrne gets off a shot for Bohs but it doesn't Hayes cohen in the home goal

  • 24'

    Starr put the ball wide but theres too much on it for Brennan as the sides break for water

  • 21'

    Maguire denies Singleton at the near post

  • 20'

    Dangerous free for Galway 25 yards out, Slevin strikes straight at Maguire in the Bohs goal

  • 18'

    Galway swing a free into the mixer but its cleared away, the second attempt goes safely into the keepers hands

  • 10'

    Galway looking to pass their way in to the box but the Bohs defence stands strong once more

  • 8'

    DeBurca slides the ball inside to Slevin who shoots straight at Maguire in the Bohs goal, the rebound almost finds its way in

  • 7'

    Good spell of possession for the home side as the put pressure on Bohs defence

  • 3'

    Shouts for a penalty for the home side but the referee waves it away

  • 3'

    Kate sliven drives forward for galway and earns her side a throw in

  • Bohs get us underway

  • Emma Starr starts for the home side after her 2 goals against Cork City last weekend

  • A win for the North Dublin side will lift them from 8th place to 6th

  • Galway currently sit in 5th place and can close the gap on DLR Waves to 6 points with a win today

  • Team news coming shortly

  • Welcome to coverage of the SSE Airtricity League clash between Galways WFC and Bohemian FC (W)

Galway WFC

20Leah Hayes Cohen Goalkeeper
2Becky Walsh 21 Defender
3Savannah McCarthy Midfielder
5Meabh de Burca Defender 36'
6Shauna Brennan Defender
7Chloe Singleton 24 Midfielder 80'
9Aoife Thompson 8 Forward
10Lynsey McKey 12 Forward
14Therese Kinnevey Defender
15Kate Slevin Defender
18Emma Starr Midfielder
8Julie-Ann Russell 9 Midfielder
12Elle Rose O’Flaherty 10 Forward 90'
13Aoibheann Costello Midfielder
17Rachel Baynes Defender
22Ruth Fahy Midfielder
23Abbie Callanan Forward
24Anna Fahey 7 Forward
25Hannah Walsh
21Nicole McNamara 2 Defender


25Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne Defender
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
7Bronagh Kane 24 Forward
9Erica Burke Forward
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward 82'
13Lisa Murphy 6
16Niamh Kenna 8 Midfielder
19Yvonne Hedigan Defender
21Hannah Tobin Jones
1Trish Fennelly Hunt Goalkeeper
3Jade Reddy Defender
6Ally Cahill 13 Forward
8Sophie Watters 16 Midfielder
14Ciara Mulligan Defender
14Emma McGrath
17Katie Lovely Defender
20Georgia Monks Forward
24Lara Phipps 7

Past Meetings

(Series 11)
Women's National League
Dalymount Park

(Series 2)
Women's National League
Eamonn Deacy Park

(Series 2)
Women's National League
Dalymount Park


Eamonn Deacy Park
Eamonn Deacy Park, Dyke Road, Terryland, Menlough, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, H91 ET6N, Ireland