WNL
Date: 6 p.m. Nov. 21, 2020
Venue:

Aine O'Gorman 73' -
Scored: 73'


Karen Duggan 78' -
Scored: 78'


Aine O'Gorman 88' -
Scored: 88'


Scored: 46'
- Emily Whelan 46'


League Report: Peamount United 3 - 1 Shelbourne

Sat, Nov 21 2020

Peamount celebrate Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Brendan Graham reports from Greenogue

A second half masterclass from captain Aine O'Gorman steered Peamount United to a 3-1 win over Shelbourne this evening, with the result crucially securing the Peas the 2020 league title.

O'Gorman scored twice in the final 20 minutes, while Karen Duggan was also on target, as the Peas denied Shelbourne a first title in four years.

Emily Whelan had given Shelbourne the lead early in the second half but they couldn't hold on for what would have been a famous victory.

Lively striker Whelan had the first real chance of the game early on finding herself one on one with Niamh Reid-Burke in the Peamount goal.

Reid-Burke did brilliantly well to save at full stretch to deny the striker the opening goal of the game.

Izzy Atkinson was next to test the agility of Reid-Burke minutes later. Her free kick just outside the box beat everyone on its way to goal but Reid-Burke watched it all the way and saved easily in the end.

As the first half progressed Peamount were growing slowly but surely into the game. Claire Walsh was teed up nicely for a shot from distance by Eleanor Ryan -Doyle. Walsh got good power behind her shot, but it drifted narrowly wide of the post.

Aine O'Gorman was causing problems down the right with her pace and determination on the ball. A neat one-two with Stephanie Roche left O’Gorman with a whipped ball right into the mix in the box.

A double effort, firstly from Karen Duggan and then by Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, saw Peamount go close but Pearl Slattery got herself right into the path of Ryan Doyle’s shot to clear the danger.

Ryan Doyle went close again on the stroke of half time after getting on the end of a fantastic cross field ball to her feet from Roch, but Ciara Grant pulled off a superb last ditch tackle to keep Peamount at bay.

A blistering start from Shelbourne in the second half saw them take the lead inside the opening 60 seconds of the restart through the lively Whelan.

The striker did fantastically well with her first touch taking the ball past Walsh before blasting her effort into the top corner.

Despite having to defend quite a lot in their own half, Shels looked comfortable throughout and were solid in defence until Aine O'Gorman decided otherwise.

O'Gorman sent a rocket of a free kick up and over the wall and into the top corner of the net to level the game and ensure a grandstand finish going into the final twenty minutes.

Peamount's goal from their captain injected a real dose of confidence into each and every one of their players.  And they would take the lead just minutes after they had got themselves back on level terms.

Megan Smyth-Lynch’s corner right into the middle of the box was met by the experienced Duggan, who saw her header fly past Rachael Kelly in the Shelbourne goal.

Once they got their noses in front, Peamount looked comfortable as they approached the home stretch and looked to seal a second consecutive league title.

O’Gorman made sure of proceedings with five minutes remaining nicking the ball past Kelly at the back post from a corner to extend their cushion to two.

A real captain’s performance on the night ensured O'Gorman and her Peamount teammates are deservedly crowned champions for 2020 and for the second year running.

Peamount United: Niamh Reid-Burke; Lauryn O'Callaghan, Claire Walsh, Deirbhaile Beirne; Karen Duggan, Lucy McCartan (Sadbh Doyle 65), Eleanor Ryan Doyle; Áine O'Gorman, Alannah McEvoy (Becky Watkins 87), Stephanie Roche (Megan Smyth-Lynch 65).

Shelbourne: Rachel Kelly; Jess Gleeson (Alex Kavanagh 78), Pearl Slattery, Jamie Finn; Jess Gargan, Rachel Graham (Kate Mooney 85), Ciara Grant, Izzy Atkinson; Jessica Ziu, Rebecca Cooke, Emily Whelan.

 

Referee: Paula Brady.

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Aine O'Gorman (Peamount United).


Peamount United
Niamh Reid Burke 23
Goalkeeper
Niamh Farrelly 8
Defender
Dearbhaile Beirne 17
Defender
Lauryn O'Callaghan 2
81Booked: 81'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Defender
Claire Walsh 14
Defender
Lucy McCartan 6
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Midfielder
Karen Duggan 16
52Booked: 52'
78Scored: 78'
Midfielder
Alannah McEvoy 9
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Midfielder
© Aine O'Gorman 11
73Scored: 73'
88Scored: 88'
Midfielder
Stephanie Roche 25
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Forward
Eleanor Ryan Doyle 10
Forward

Substitutes
Naoisha McAloon 1
Goalkeeper
Louise Masterson 12
Midfield
Lauren Kealy 15
Defender
Dora Gorman
Midfield
Sadbh Doyle 19
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Defender
Della Doherty
Midfield
Niamh Barnes 13
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Defender
Chloe Moloney 5
Defender
Jade Reddy
Defender
Tiegan Ruddy
Midfield
Megan Smyth-Lynch 17
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Midfield
Becky Watkins
87'
87Subbed On: 87'
Forward
Shelbourne FC
Rachael Kelly
Goalkeeper
4 Pearl Slattery
Defender
Jessica Gleeson
Defender 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Rebecca Cooke
Defender
Isibeal Atkinson
Defender
Jessica Ziu
Midfielder
Ciara Grant
Midfielder
8 Rachel Graham
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Jessica Gargan
Midfielder
12 Jamie Finn
Midfielder
Emily Whelan
Forward
46Scored: 46'

Substitutes
Taylor White
Forward
Ella O'Connell
Midfield
17 Kate Mooney
Unknown
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
16 Amanda McQuillan
Goalkeeper
6 Alex Kavanagh
Midfield
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Mia Dodd
Defender