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

Match Report

Peas pushed hard by Cork

Peamount United's unbeaten start to the season continued after they overcame a dogged Cork City in Newcastle.

The 2020 champions were made to work hard for their victory, and they took the lead in the 14th minute with a goal from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, who picked up a ball from Lucy McCartan and blasted it home.

Cork came back into the game and deservedly drew level at the break when Eva Mangan reacted quickly to a rebound from a corner to blast it home.

Peamount's class shone through in the second period though as they were able to reclaim the lead through another Eleanor Ryan-Doyle goal on 70 minutes, before Aine O'Gorman wrapped up all three points with a superb goal eight minutes from the end.

Cork often made life difficult for themselves, especially in the early stages of the first half when they tried to play the ball out from the back, but Peamount’s high press stripped them of possession high up the field. The most telling of these came after 10 minutes when a loose ball was picked up by McCartan, whose shot crashed off the bar from the edge of the box.

The home team wouldn’t have to wait much longer to go ahead as Eleanor Ryan-Doyle picked up a sumptuous pass from McCartan to slam it home.

Peamount continued to control possession for large periods of the first half, but they were hassled and harried by Cork, who fought desperately to get back into contention. They got their just reward close to halftime when Sarah McKevitt’s shot was deflected out for a corner, which Mangan was able to drive home to draw her side level. 

The second half saw end-to-end action as both sides threw the kitchen sink at each other in search of a winner. Cork should have gone ahead after McEvoy was in one-on-one with goalie Naoisha McAloon, but she could only drive her effort straight at the Peamount shot stopper. 

However, Ryan-Doyle and O’Gorman proved that quality always shines through with two great goals to give the hosts a win which ensures they will stay on top of the table for another week at least.

  • 93'

    The referee blows the full-time whistle and Peamount's unbeaten start continues. Cork may leave empty-handed but when they reflect on this game they can be proud of the grit and determination they showed throughout, qualities that will stand to them in the future.

  • 89'

    Great ball forward from Duggan but Watkins is offside

  • 82'

    Goal for Peamount! Aine O Gorman surely claims all three points for the hosts with an excellent strike from the edge of the box. Karen Duggan played a major part int he goal, winning the ball and laying it off the her captain who blasted it home.

  • 80'

    Peamount try to claim a penalty after a shot from Doyle strikes the hand of a defender but the referee waves play on.

  • 71'

    Another double substitution from Peamount as Watkins and Ruddy replace Megan Smyth Lynch and Della Doherty.

  • 71'

    Another double substitution from Peamount as Watkins and Ruddy replace Megan Smyth Lynch and Della Doherty.

  • 71'

    Another double substitution from Peamount as Watkins and Ruddy replace Megan Smyth Lynch and Della Doherty.

  • 71'

    Another double substitution from Peamount as Watkins and Ruddy replace Megan Smyth Lynch and Della Doherty.

  • 70'

    Smyth Lynch whips in a corner and Eleanor Ryan-Doyle rises highest to smash her header home

  • 69'

    A hoofed from Peamount almost works out as Ryan- Doyle chases a down a loose ball but she's offside.

  • 63'

    Cork also make a change as Egbuloniu replaces the goalscorer Mangan.

  • 63'

    Cork also make a change as Egbuloniu replaces the goalscorer Mangan.

  • 63'

    A double substitution from Peamount as Doyle and Walsh replace Gorman and Mc Evoy

  • 63'

    A double substitution from Peamount as Doyle and Walsh replace Gorman and Mc Evoy

  • 63'

    A double substitution from Peamount as Doyle and Walsh replace Gorman and Mc Evoy

  • 63'

    A double substitution from Peamount as Doyle and Walsh replace Gorman and Mc Evoy

  • 58'

    Two crosses in quick succession are well defended by Cork.

  • 58'

    Mc Kevitt picks up long clearance out on the right but she's isolated and is forced to shoot from distance and her effort is easily saved.

  • 54'

    A brilliant cross from Ryan Doyle is sliced over by O'Gorman from close range. She'll be disappointed with that effort.

  • 54'

    What a chance for Cork! Mc Evoy is one on one but can only drive it straight at the keeper. She really should have converted it.

  • 49'

    Another cross for Peamount, this time from Mc Evoy but it's straight into the keeper's hands.

  • 47'

    Aine O'Gorman has had two good crosses into the Cork box but none of her teammates have been able to get on the end of them.

  • 47'

    Aine O'Gorman has had two good crosses into the Cork box but none of her teammates have been able to get on the end of them.

  • 45'

    Half time here. Peamount have had more possession but Cork have fought for everything here and deserve to be level at the break. Join us soon for the second half.

  • 42'

    It's a goal for Cork! An initial header from the corner is brilliantly saved by Mc Aloon but Mangan is quickest to react to the rebound and she blasts its home.

  • 42'

    A shot from Mc Kevitt is deflected out for a corner to Cork

  • 37'

    Seconds after she has a long-range effort, saved Duggan is at hand at the opposite end to gently nod a Cork cross into her goalie's hands. Good all-round play from the midfielder.

  • 36'

    Duggan picks up another loose ball but her long-range effort is comfortably saved. Cork's game plan of playing out from the back is gifting opportunities to Peamount.

  • 32'

    Smyth Lynch picks up a loose ball and spots the keeper off the line, her chip is inches outside the right-hand post. You feel a second goal for The Peas can't be far away.

  • 28'

    A cross from Duggan is inches too far ahead of Smyth Lynch. Very close to 2-0.

  • 22'

    Cork have played several long balls over the top to Shine in the last few minutes, none of which have been accurate enough to find their mark, Peamount will have to stay alert.

  • 17'

    And the Deadlock is broken! A good through ball from Mc Cartan and Eleanor Ryan Doyle picks it up, cuts back inside and fires into the top corner.

  • 14'

    A long-range shot from Mc Cartan crashes off the bar! Peamount have reputation for scoring iconic goals, that would have been right up the best of them.

  • 11'

    Cork are attempting to play through the lines rather than go over the top and have been dispossessed in midfield several times.

  • 5'

    Cork have another foray forward that the Peamount defence cut out at the expense of throw.

  • 2'

    An attack for Cork is cut out by Dora Gorman, Peamount under some early pressure.

  • Cork on the other hand are still seeking their first win after three draws and three defeats in their opening six games.

  • Peamount come into this encounter as red hot favourites with five wins from their opening five games and will be looking to reclaim top spot in the table from Shelbourne over whom they have a game in hand.

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's live blog of Peamount United v Cork City in the WNL, I'm Michael Keaveny.

Peamount Utd

1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
4Dora Gorman 14 Midfielder
6Lucy McCartan Midfielder
7Megan Smyth-Lynch 13 Forward
9Alannah McEvoy 19 Forward
10Eleanor Ryan-Doyle Forward 17', 70'
11Aine O’Gorman Forward 82'
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne Defender
21Della Doherty 22 Midfielder
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
13Tiegan Ruddy 7 Midfielder
14Claire Walsh 4 Defender
19Sadhbh Doyle 9 Midfielder
19Chloe Smullen Midfielder
21Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
22Becky Watkins 21 Forward
25Stephanie Roche Forward

Cork City

1Abby McCarthy Goalkeeper
3Danielle Burke Defender
4Ciara McNamara Defender
6Eabha O’Mahony Midfielder
9Christina Dring Forward
14Shaunagh McCarthy Defender
16Laura Shine Forward
18Becky Cassin Midfielder
20Eva Mangan 7 Midfielder 42'
23Sarah McKevitt Forward
24Lauren Walsh Defender
26Maria O’Sullivan Goalkeeper
7Lauren Egbuloniu 20 Forward
10Katie McCarthy Forward
11Sophie Liston Forward
15Leah Murphy Forward
17Riona Crowley Defender
21Nadine Seward Forward
22Kelly Leahy Midfielder
25Lauren Singleton Defender

Past Meetings

(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

PRL Park
Club House, College Road, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole ED, County Dublin, Leinster, D24 R9YX, Ireland