Date Time League Season
24 September 2022 2:00 pm FAI Women's Cup 2022

Match Report

Murray penalty seals final appearance for Shelbourne

Noelle Murray’s converted first half spot kick, secured Shelbourne’s place in the 2022 Womens FAI Cup Final with a 1-0 win over Bohemians.

Shels certainly look to banish the demons from last year as they narrowly defeated their Dublin rivals this afternoon. A big momentum boost for Shelbourne after what has been a slump of late.

The visitors certainly had chances but just failed to seriously test Budden, long range efforts that went wide or flew over the bar really did not trouble the current league champions. 

Abbie Brophy stung the palms of Amanda Budden early but it was the hosts that pressurised early, Shauna Fox flagged for offside as Shelbourne were creating chances.

Some hesitancy by the Shelbourne backline led to chances for Bohs, but Erica Burke just could not connect cleanly with the strike.

The flag went up again after 22 minutes as Noelle Murray found herself just offside, Jessie Stapleton pinged the ball to Emma Starr, she fed Abbie Larkin for an inch perfect through ball that allowed her a chance at goal but it was saved, despite the flag going up.

Murray would find the net minutes later after Larkin was fouled in the area by NIamh Prior, Murray stepped up and despite the best efforts of Rachael Kelly the net rippled at the bottom right corner.

The hosts were in their ascendancy and controlled the remainder of the opening half, but failed to capitalise on their lead. Star had an effort from range that failed to dip and flew over the bar.

Bohs certainly created chances in the second half, their first came after the hour mark as chances were few early on. Lisa Murphy hitting a long range free kick that just went wide.

Alex Kavanagh responded with a strike from distance but it just flashed wide of the post, substitute AnneMarie Byrne also had an effort from outside the area to fly over. Bohs had the chances but nothing straight forward to seriously test Budden.

Aoife Robinson had a late chance from close range to equalise, but her effort was again too high and failed to test the Shelbourne net minder. Keeva Keenan did well late to clear off the line as Bohs looked to have hot an equaliser.

  • 94'

    All over at Tolka Park, Shelbourne into the final and await Athlone or Wexford at the Aviva

  • 93'

    Murray in the book as Shels doing everything to stop Bohs late on

  • 90'

    Heading into added on time now

  • 89'

    Emma star goes into the notebook

  • 84'

    Big chance for Aoife Robinson but her effort from close range flies over the bar

  • 76'

    Third change for Bohs with Katie Burdis coming off for Aoife Robinson

  • 70'

    Bohs make a change with Sinead Taylor replacing Erin Phelan

  • 66'

    Alex Kavanagh a whisker away from scoring a long range effort just inches wide

  • 65'

    Lisa Murphy hits a thunderous strike from the long range free kick that just goes wide

  • 64'

    Cards a plenty now as Lia O'Doyle gets one for Shels

  • 54'

    No idea why Burke is carded as she was pulled back by a Shels player bizzare call

  • 53'

    Erica Burke the next Bohs player into the notebook

  • 46'

    Half Time change for Bohs with Ann Marie Byrne replacing Niamh Prior

  • 46'

    Second half kicks off just 45 minutes potentially separating Shels from a spot at the Aviva

  • 46'

    Half Time in Tolka Park, Murray's spot kick the decisive factor in the tie so far

  • 45'

    Burdis carded as we go into added on time to end the first half

  • 43'

    As we approach half time, it remains all Shels here, Bohs having the ball but just cannot create anything to trouble Budden

  • 28'

    Murray takes and scores, Kelly guesses correct but just cannot get there

  • 27'

    Penalty for Shels as Abbie Larkin is brought down by Niamh Prior

  • 21'

    Again the flag is up, Abbie Larkin finds Noelle Murray in space, great save by Kelly however incase the Shels forward was onside

  • 12'

    Shels sloppy in defence as Erica Burke has a snapshot that goes wide, unable to punish another error

  • 8'

    Shauna Fox has a chance but the flag is up for offside, very cagey opening start to this cup semi final

  • 1'

    Delayed start but we are underway at Tolka Park

  • Kick off just minutes away

  • Historic game for Bohs and they have the usual group of players who have worked well in getting them to this stage, Erica Burke leading the line, Katie Burdis amongst those looking to keep a clean sheet in the backline, while Kira Bates-Crosbie can make it all tick in the middle, Sinead Taylor can come off the bench to add goal threat

  • Pearl Slattery makes her 150th appearance for Shel's this afternoon, looking to keep that defence watertight at the back a big leader for them, Noelle Murray leads the attack out to see them back in the final

  • Anticipation builds in Tolka Park as Shelbourne and Bohemians bid for a spot in the 2022 FAI Women's Cup Final, Shels are wounded of late and Bohs will be out to claim the scalp, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will update on all the action from Tolka this afternoon


1Amanda Budden Goalkeeper
3Jessie Stapleton Defender
4Pearl Slattery Defender
5Shauna Fox Defender
6Alex Kavanagh Midfielder
9Abbie Larkin Forward
10Noelle Murray Forward 28'
12Keeva Keenan Defender
13Leah Doyle Defender 64'
16Lia O’Leary 11 Forward
21Emma Starr 17 Midfielder 89'
38Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
11Megan Smyth-Lynch 16 Forward
15Jemma Quinn Forward
17Aoife Kelly 21 Midfielder
22Leah Riley Midfielder
26Leah Donnelly
31Ciara Giles


20Rachael Kelly Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis 12 Defender 45'
5Isobel Finnegan Forward
6Lisa Murphy Midfielder
7Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
9Erica Burke Forward 53'
10Chloe Darby Midfielder
11Abbie Brophy Forward
17Katie Lovely Defender
19Niamh Prior 2 Defender
31Erin Phelan 13 Midfielder
1Ella Brennan Goalkeeper
2Annemarie Byrne 19 Defender
8Ciara Maher Defender
12Aoife Robinson 3 Forward
13Sinead Taylor 31 Forward
18Bronagh Kane Forward
23Abbie O’Hara Defender
25Lara Phipps Midfielder
27Eimear Quinn

Past Meetings

(Quarter Final)
3 - 0
Tolka Park

Shelbourne V Bohemian FC

(Round 28)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Round 20)
0 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Round 20)
1 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Round 10)
0 - 3
Women's National League
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Round 11)
1 - 4
Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Round 6)
1 - 1
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Round 1)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 26)
1 - 3
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 17)
3 - 2
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 8)
0 - 1
Women's National League
Oscar Traynor Centre

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne

(Series 14)
1 - 3
Premier Division
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 3)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Bohemian FC

(Series 5)
2 - 0
Premier Division
Dalymount Park

Bohemian FC v Shelbourne


Tolka Park
Tolka Park (Shelbourne FC), Drumcondra South A ED, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.