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Date Time League Season
6 August 2022 2:00 pm FAI Women's Cup 2022

Match Report

WFAI Cup: Quinn the hero as Shels edge dramatic cup-tie

Shelbourne had to come from 2-0 down, to book their place in the Semi Final’s of the EVOKE.ie FAI Women's Cup, a dramatic victory over Peamount United at Tolka Park this afternoon.

Peamount dominated the early stages of the opening half and could have been ahead by more than two goals, but two goals by Jemma Quinn late in the half helped the hosts lead the tie.

The Reds again get the better of their Dublin neighbours this season, after some poor of late this performance will be one they will look to replicate for the remainder of the season.

It was a frantic start to the game with Alannah McEvoy netting a 15 minute brace, the first came from a deep through ball by AIne O’Gorman which craved open the Shelbourne backline annoying McEvoy to use her pave to get in and score, their second came minutes later Heather O’Reilly misplacing a back pass which McEvoy intercepted before spotting Amanda Budden off her line for a cool finish to the net.

Peamount were in control and were pressing well but it was Shelbourne who netted the third goal of the contest, Jemma Quinn with a powerful header converting a lovely free kick by Alex Kavanagh making it 2-1 after 24 minutes, game back on.

O’Gorman and Dearbhaile Beirne both had chances but neither could find the mark past Budden, hitting the chip van behind the goal instead, their defence was ran ragged by the attack fro Peamount, O’Gorman had another attempt from range but Budden was equal to it.

Shelbounre finished the half with a flurry, fantastic build up play found Heather O’Reilly in space her pinpoint cross found Jessicia Gargan to head home for the equaliser after 37 minutes, the game now well and truly in the mixer for both teams, Shelbourne however remained on the offensive, the final action of the half saw Quinn doubling her tally with a tight finish after Noelle Murray played a fantastic pass to give them a 3-2 lead at the break.

The second half had a lot less drama than the first, both teams looked to be on the side of caution as very few chances materialised, O’Gorman tested Budden early but she was equal to the danger, Erin McLaughlin also had an attempt that Budden gathered with ease, Shelbourne had very few chances to extend their lead, defending a lot better in the second half, but a sigh of relief late on as Stephanie Roche had a chance but the danger was dealt with.

  • 94'

    Full Time in Tolka Park and the hosts hang on in the second half to advance in the competition, five first half goals a dramatic encounter

  • 90'

    Four minutes of added on time at the end of this half

  • 82'

    Peamount make a second change, Michelle Doonan replaces Jetta Berrill

  • 80'

    Lia O’Leary and Aoife Kelly come in for Quinn and Murray

  • 67'

    Action has died down a little here in the second half both have had chances but neither goalkeeper is beaten

  • 62'

    Second sub for Shelbourne Megan Smyth-Lynch replaces Alex Kavanagh

  • 58'

    Change for Shelbourne as Abbie Larkin replaces Heather O'Reilly

  • 51'

    Crunching tackle by Pearl Slattery warrants a yellow card from the referee

  • 48'

    First chance of the half falls to Aine O'Gorman, forcing Budden into a save

  • 45'

    The second 45 in Tolka Park gets underway, if we have more action like the opening half this will be a spicy affair, Shelbourne ahead and will kick off the second half

  • 46'

    Very little added time to what was an action-packed half of football in Tolka Park, Shelborne from 2-0 down lead 3-2, Jemma Quinn has been electric for them in attack, Peamount look deflated as they head for the half time team talk, plenty more drama for the second 45 to come

  • 45'

    Jemma Quinn adds a third goal for Shels, they have turned the tide in this tie and look to go in leading at the break

  • 37'

    Jessica Gargan hits the equaliser for Shelbourne, O'Reilly with the ball in and she finishes well

  • 36'

    O'Gorman again with a shot from range but straight at Budden

  • 35'

    Shelbourne are having their defensive resolve tested well by Peamount this afternoon, looking at sixes and sevens sometime, McEvoy looking dangerous anytime she is given space to attack

  • 31'

    Dearbhaile Beirne comes close for a third for Peamount, shooting from outside the area it goes over the bar

  • 26'

    O'Gorman looks to beat Budden from range, but she is not caught out for the second time as she gathers well

  • 24'

    Shelbourne are back in the tie Jemma Quinn heads home an Alex Kavanagh cross plenty of action, all of the major chances have been goals!

  • 13'

    And it's 2-0!, McEvoy nets a brace in the opening 15 minutes, Heather O'Reilly with a miss placed back pass, McEvoy reads it and chips Amanda Budden from outside the area to make it a dream start for Peamount

  • 9'

    Peamount draw first blood, very little early on action wise and Aine O'Gorman splits the defence with a through ball for Alannah McEvoy to chase and the visitors lead 1-0

  • 1'

    Peamount will kick us off here at Tolka Park

  • Just five minutes to go until the action gets underway at Tolka Park

  • No Sadhbh Doyle for the visitors, but plenty of experience in their ranks with Stephanie Roche and Aine O'Gorman, the dyanmic duo for Peamount, Niamh Reid-Burke command a solid backline ready to not concede once more to a clinical Shels attack

  • Heather O'Reilly does feature for Shels this afternoon, Noelle Murray will lead the line in what is a very unchanged line-up from what we are used to seeing this year, Abbie Larkin, a bright spark to come off the bench can bring plenty danger

  • Shelbourne against Peamount, a heavyweight tussle of the two of the leagues strongest teams going head-to-head, Dublin derby adds some extra spice to the contest also, plenty drama to come from 90 minutes of action, my name is Diarmuid Kearney and I will update on all the action

Shelbourne

1Amanda Budden Goalkeeper
2Jessica Gargan Defender 37'
4Pearl Slattery Defender 51'
5Shauna Fox Defender
5Emma Starr Midfielder
6Alex Kavanagh 11 Midfielder
7Heather O’Reilly 9
8Rachel Graham Defender
10Noelle Murray 18 Forward
12Keeva Keenan Defender
15Jemma Quinn 16 24', 45'
38Courtney Maguire Goalkeeper
20Amanda McQuillan Goalkeeper
9Abbie Larkin 7 Forward
11Megan Smyth-Lynch 6 Forward
13Leah Doyle Defender
14Izzy Glennon
16Lia O’Leary 15 Forward
17Taylor White Forward
18Aoife Kelly 10 Midfielder

Peamount United

1Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
7Jetta Berrill 21 Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy Forward 9', 13'
10Stephanie Roche Forward
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne 3 Defender
18Tara O’Hanlon Defender
20Erin McLaughlin Forward
23Summer Lawless Goalkeeper
3Tiegan Ruddy 17 Midfielder
5Chloe Moloney Defender
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
13Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
19Chloe Smullen Defender
21Michelle Doonan 7 Forward
22Sarah Duke Power Defender
24Aisling Spillane Midfielder
28Rebecca McMahon Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 16)
0 - 4
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Round 9)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

(Series 21)
5 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Series 12)
4 - 3
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

(Series 3)
2 - 1
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Series 4 - Group 1)
3 - 1
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Quarter Final)
1 - 0
FAI Women's Cup
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Series 8)
1 - 6
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

(Round 19)
1 - 2
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Round 11)
1 - 1
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

(Round 6)
2 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Round 16)
3 - 0
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

(Round 9)
1 - 1
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

(Round 2)
1 - 4
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

3 - 2
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

0 - 1
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

3 - 0
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

1 - 2
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

4 - 1
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

4 - 1
Women's National League
Tolka Park

Shelbourne v Peamount United

0 - 3
Women's National League
PRL Park

Peamount United v Shelbourne

Ground

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.