Match Preview: WNL V Bohemians

We host Bohemian FC on Saturday at 2pm at The Showgrounds in our fourth SSE Airtricity Women’s National League game.

The Bit O’ Red are looking to make it two wins from two after last weekend’s historic win over Cork City in Turners Cross. Goals from Gemma McGuinness and Emma Doherty helped Steve Feeney’s side to a 2-1 win.

Bohemians were defeated 3-0 at home to Wexford Youths at Dalymount Park and have picked up a point in their first three games this season, drawing 1-1 at home to Athlone Town and narrowly losing out 1-0 to current title holders Shelbourne.

Manager Steve Feeney:

‘’It was great to get a win in Turners Cross last week, it felt like a reward for a group of players who have shown a fantastic attitude since their first day with the squad. We hope it will strengthen their belief that they can play and win at this level. It was far from the perfect performance, but the players again showed a real togetherness to dig in and get the win. There is real quality in this league, and I think anyone who seen our two goals will see that we too bring plenty of quality to the league. It was a historic day with it being the first win in the national league and it was great to get a win, but we need to refocus now and be ready for the next challenge.

We take on a strong Bohemians team in The Showgrounds Saturday, Bohemians have faced 2 of the top 3 from last season in their opening fixtures and posed plenty of problems for those sides so we know we face another big challenge this Saturday. We look forward to the game and hope to see a great turn out again for the Rovers’ fans. In our first home game it was fantastic to see so many in attendance and it would give the players such a lift to have another big turn out this Saturday. The players have spoken on a few occasions since the DLR Waves game about how the noise or the roar from the crowd gave them such a lift so hopefully they can experience that again this Saturday as we try to get our first points at home.

In team news, Keela Scanlon and Yasmin Connolly are ruled out due to injury and there will be late checks over Kristen Sample, Orna O’ Dowd, Leah Kelly and Kerri O’ Hara.

A crowd of 945 attended the first ever WNL game at The Showgrounds against DLR Waves a fortnight ago and it’s expected another large attendance will be there tomorrow.

Kick off is at 2pm and Under 18’s are free of charge. Tickets for adults are €5 and available at the turnstile or you can buy online at