Date Time League Season
30 May 2021 2:00 pm LOI Women's Premier Division 2021

Match Report

DLR’s Goal Wave troubles Treaty

Carla McManus’s brace, along with Ciara Maher, Katie Malone and Shauna Carroll’s goals confirmed Waves’ return to the capital with all three points from a 5-nil win over Treaty United in the Women’s National League.

A double-taste result for the Dubliners as they take advantage of the scoreless draw between Shelbourne and Wexford to reduce matters from the top-three.

The visitors came into Limerick’s venue very aggressive after last week’s defeat facing the champions Peamount, and locked up Treaty inside a very tight siege after an emotive first quarter-hour when both teams put their claws out.

Waves got their first goal with 21 minutes on the clock as Ciara Maher’s shot from the edge of the box suffered a deflection, betraying Michaela Mitchell.

Jenna Slattery brought an audacious reply from outside the 45 yards as the ball went slightly off the bar.

On the other side, Carla McManus showed more efficiency in her header as she sent in Kerri Letmon’s superb cross from the right-wing.

Treaty’s girls were showing themselves cranked with the opponent’s capacity to maintain such a high pressure, and saw the scenario get even darker when Katie Malone smashed in a third goal with a wonder strike from 30 yards.

Aoife Horgan got her chance to reduce matters seconds from the break, but her attempt came inches away from the post.

The substitute Cara Griffin replied with a strong shot, forcing Eve Badana to slap it away for a corner; the negative forced Treaty to ask more question in the second 45 minutes, but not enough to hold Waves’ power.

McManus came initially close to her brace with a poor attempt, before Shauna Carroll brought another fantastic shot; as she sent a stunning effort off the crossbar, following a lovely flick.

The mountain got even bigger for Treaty to climb, especially facing a side that managed to slow down the pace of the play while keeping the ball.

Jesse Mendez and Nadine Clare tried to take some out of the game for Treaty, however, it was McManus who got her brace.

After a failed first attempt just with Mitchell to beat, she came once more face-to-face with the keeper as she slotted the ball in with a nice finish.

  • 90'

    FT: Treaty United 0-5 Dublin Waves - A solid performance from the Dubliners as they return to the capital with all three points.

  • 88'

    This time she does it! A ball over the top left the forward face-to-face with the keeper as she slots it in.

  • 86'

    A long ball coming from the keeper puts McManus face-to-face with Mitchell, as the keeper goes down to deny the fifth goal of the game for Waves.

  • 84'

    Jesse Mendez got her attempt of shot blocked by Waves’ defense, in a sequence of a corner.

  • 83'

    Good shot from Nadine Clare forces Mitchell to another nice save.

  • 82'

    Lots of changes on both sides during the last ten minutes as it seems Waves have all they need to guarantee another win.

  • 66'

    Ciara Griffin sends in a dangerous cross after a lovely play on the left wing, booted away by Waves’ defence.

  • 57'

    Shauna Carroll brings an even bigger mountain for Treaty to climb, sending in a stunning effort off the crossbar after a lovely flick.

  • 52'

    Cara Griffin with a strong shot forces Badana to slap it away for a corner.

  • 46'

    Mitchell denies Waves their fourth goal with just 20 seconds gone in the second half, stopping two shots from close range.

  • 46'

    The whistle blows into the second half.

  • 45'

    HT: Treaty United 0-3 Dublin Waves – The Waves return to the dressing room after a very solid first half, leaving it very difficult for the home side to take something positive out of this game.

  • 45'

    A ball over the top puts Aoife Horgan in a privileged position, as Treaty's number 10 came inches away from reducing matters just before the break.

  • 45'

    Slattery tests Eve Badana from a free kick, no problems for the keeper.

  • 43'

    Nadine Clare tries her luck from long range, but way off the bar.

  • 41'

    Waves bring the third close to the break with a wonder strike! Brilliant effort from Malone directly from the 30 yards leaving no chances to Mitchell.

  • 39'

    Treaty are struggling to break through the siege set by the visitors in the last 20 minutes.

  • 29'

    The Dublin side makes the second! Very good cross sent in by Kerri Letmon found McManus for a perfect header.

  • 25'

    Jenna Slattery tries one of the goals of the season from outside the 45 yards as the ball goes slightly off the bar! So close!

  • 21'

    Waves are in front! Ciara Maher’s shot from the edge of the box suffered a deflection betraying Michaela Mitchell.

  • 16'

    Very emotive first quarter-hour with both teams putting their claws out.

  • 11'

    Breathless couple of minutes in Limerick! Gillian Keenan comes face-to-face with Eve Badana as the keeper deals with it perfectly.

  • 9'

    Michaela Mitchell misjudges Shauna Carroll’s cross from the left as the ball kisses the post, What a mistake here bringing close the first goal of the afternoon.

  • 7'

    Aoife Horgan with an ambitious effort from long-range as the ball goes wide.

  • 3'

    There it is Waves’ biggest threat up front – McManus with a dangerous effort inside the 6-yard box for a Mitchell’s good save.

  • 1'

    Shauna Carroll sends in the first corner of the game; Michaela Mitchell chests it well.

  • 1'

    Treaty kick us off into the first half.

  • Dublin Waves starting XI: Badana, Burdis, Gleeson, Maher, Letmon, Malone, Brophy, Clane, McManus, Barnes, and Carroll.

  • Treaty United starting XI: M. Mitchell, Parbat, Carey, Mendez, O’Sullivan, O’Gorman, Slattery, A. Horgan, Keenan, Gibson, R. Horgan.

  • The Waves travel South coming from a 2-nil defeat facing the champions and current leaders Peamount, confirmed by Eleanor Ryan-Doyle’s brace, with a starring performance for her team.

  • Limerick’s previous performances playing inside closed doors have been disappointing – three heavy losses facing Wexford, Peamount and Shelbourne, 15 goals conceded and only one scored.

  • Good afternoon and welcome to the live coverage of the meeting between Treaty United and the Dublin Waves at Jackman Park. My name is Bernardo Santos, and I’ll be your messenger of what’s happening in Limerick as the action happens.

Treaty Utd

20Michaela Mitchell Goalkeeper
4Shannon Parbat Defender
5Eve O’Sullivan Defender
6Jenna Slattery Midfielder
8Tara O’Gorman 7 Midfielder
10Aoife Horgan Forward
9Rebecca Horgan 23 Forward
11Gillian Keenan 21 Forward
12Olivia Gibson 19 Forward
22Eimear Carey Defender
24Jesse Mendez Midfielder
1Medbh Ryan Goalkeeper
7Cara Griffin 8 Forward
19Aine Walsh 12 Forward
21Lauren Keane 11 Midfielder
23Anna Shanagher 9 Defender

DLR Waves

18Eve Badana Goalkeeper
3Katie Burdis 14 Defender
5Jessica Gleeson Defender
8Ciara Maher Defender 21'
9Kerri Letmon Forward
10Katie Malone Forward 41'
13Aoife Brophy 2 Defender
15Nadine Clare Midfielder
20Carla McManus Forward 29', 88'
24Niamh Barnes Defender
25Shauna Carroll Midfielder 57'
14Rebekah Carroll 3 Defender
2Nicole Keogh 13 Defender
1Rugile Auskalnyte Goalkeeper
6Fiona Donnelly Midfielder
7Rachel Doyle Midfielder
11Catherine Cronin Midfielder
12Niamh Prior Defender
17Oleta Griffin Defender
19Zoe Leonard Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 3 - Group 2)
0 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v DLR Waves

(Quarter Final)
2 - 0
FAI Women's Cup
Markets Field

Treaty United v DLR Waves

(Series 4)
0 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

DLR Waves v Treaty United


Jackman Park
Jackman Park, Limerick, V94 23T8, 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.