7 - 2

Emily Whelan 5' -
Scored: 5'

Saoirse Noonan 7' -
Scored: 7'

Saoirse Noonan 9' -
Scored: 9'

Jessie Stapleton 24' -
Scored: 24'

Keeva Keenan 32' -
Scored: 32'

Ciara Grant 40' -
Scored: 40'

Mia Dodd 72' -
Scored: 72'

Scored: 45'
- Jenna Slattery 45' + 2'

Scored: 84'
- Jenna Slattery 84'

League Report: Shelbourne 7 - 2 Treaty United

Sat, Jul 24 2021

Andrew Dempsey reports from Tolka Park

Shelbourne maintained their unbeaten home winning run this season thanks to a dominant 7-2 victory over a spirited Treaty United at Tolka Park.

Saoirse Noonan scored twice as Ciara Grant, Keeva Keenan, Jessie Stapleton and Emily Whelan also got on the scoresheet for Noel King’s side.

Having gone 6-0 behind five minutes before the half-time break, Treaty responded well to that setback, turning in a strong display in the second period, with Jenna Slattery netting twice for the Shannonsiders.

Shels came into the game off the back of a dramatic 2-1 win over DLR Waves last time out, with the departing Rebecca Cooke netting a late winner over their Dublin rivals.

Niall Connolly’s Treaty United on the other hand came into the game having lost 5-1 away to Peamount United last weekend despite a battling display against one the league’s top two.

And despite a bright start, Treaty’s resolve was broken as early as the 5th minute as Emily Whelan headed home her seventh league goal of the season.

Whelan rose highest to nod home past the helpless Medbh Ryan after a good ball into the box from Jamie Finn on the right.

Finn was at the heart of some more good Shels play, setting up Saoirse Noonan’s first of the game, firing home past Ryan again with a superbly taken strike.

While Noonan’s opener was well-taken, it paled in comparison to her second and Shels’ third.

The former Cork City forward curled an effort into the top corner of Ryan’s net after a great series of play involving Ciara Grant and Whelan.

It was a goal that brought her tally up to nine this season and ended the game as a contest as early as the 9th minute for a despondent Treaty.

And Shels made it four halfway through the opening half, with Jessie Stapleton blasting home a free-kick.

The Ireland underage international saw her effort clip off the bar after a well struck free-kick, leaving the Shannonsiders helpless.

Keeva Keenan then made it five just past the half-hour mark, tapping home from a Noonan into the penalty area, benefitting from some hesitation in the Treaty defence.

And it was six just before the break as Ciara Grant got in on the act, taking the ball around Ryan after pouncing on a through ball from Finn once more.

Treaty, however, remained in the game as best they could, and they were rewarded for their effort, with Jenna Slattery poking home on the stroke of the half-time break.

Shels continued, however, to enjoy most of the play as the second-half began, with Grant trying her luck once more, but she could only shoot over the bar.

Noelle Murray then went close minutes later, but she could only see here effort crash off the inside of the post following an excellent cross from Noonan.

But the Reds would finally break down a staunch Treaty United defence after 27 second-half minutes, with sub Mia Dodd blasting home.

The winger put the finishing touch to a fine passing move from Shels, with Noonan once again at the heart of the play to make it 7-1.

Treaty however, did have the last say in the game, with Slattery once again getting on the scoresheet with a fine turn and finish as Shels class showed in a dominant 7-2 win over their Munster counterparts.


Shelbourne FC: Amanda Budden(Sophie Lenehan 46); Jessie Stapleton (Shauna Fox 46), Pearl Slattery (c), Rachel Graham, Jessica Gargan; Keeva Keenan (Taylor White 78), Ciara Grant, Jamie Finn; Emily Whelan (Abbie Larkin 46), Saoirse Noonan, Noelle Murray.

Subs not used: Leah F Doyle, Ella O'Connell.

Booked: Keeva Keenan (63).

Treaty United: Maebh Ryan; Shannon Parbat, Eve O'Sullivan (Rebecca Horgan 39), Jesse Mendez; Aine Walsh (Eimear Carey 89), Jenna Slattery, Cara Griffin (Alannah Mitchell 32), Olivia Gibson (Tara O'Gorman 46); Gillian Keenan, Aoife Horgan (c), Aoife Cronin.

Subs not used: Michaela Mitchell, Clodagh Doherty, Anna Shanagher, Lauren Keane.

Booked: Eve O'Sullivan (23).

Referee: Sean Stephens.

Attendance: 200.

extratime.com Player of the Match: Saoirse Noonan (Shelbourne).

Shels FC
LAug. 7, 2021
Wexford W 1 - 0 Shels FC
WAug. 21, 2021
Shels FC 4 - 0 Athlone
WAug. 28, 2021
Cork City W 1 - 3 Shels FC
WSept. 4, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 Cork City W
LSept. 11, 2021
Peamount Utd 5 - 0 Shels FC
Amanda Budden
Goalkeeper 46'
46Subbed Off: Sophie Lenehan 46'
Jessie Stapleton
Scored: 24'
46Subbed Off: Shauna Fox 46'
© Pearl Slattery 4
Rachel Graham 8
Jessica Gargan
Keeva Keenan
Scored: 32'
Booked: 63'
78Subbed Off: Taylor White 78'
Ciara Grant
Scored: 40'
Jamie Finn 12
Emily Whelan
Scored: 5'
46Subbed Off: Abbie Larkin 46'
Saoirse Noonan
Scored: 7'
Scored: 9'
Noelle Murray

Ella O'Connell
Sophie Lenehan
46Subbed On: Amanda Budden 46'
Abbie Larkin
46Subbed On: Emily Whelan 46'
Shauna Fox
46Subbed On: Jessie Stapleton 46'
63Subbed Off: Mia Dodd 63'
Leah F Doyle
Mia Dodd
63Subbed On: Shauna Fox 63'
Scored: 72'
Taylor White
78Subbed On: Keeva Keenan 78'
Treaty Utd
LAug. 21, 2021
Bohs 5 - 1 Treaty Utd
LAug. 28, 2021
Athlone 2 - 1 Treaty Utd
LSept. 5, 2021
Treaty Utd 0 - 2 Peamount Utd
LSept. 12, 2021
Treaty Utd 0 - 4 Wexford W
LSept. 25, 2021
Galway WFC 1 - 0 Treaty Utd
31 Maebh Ryan
12 Shannon Parbat
Eve O'Sullivan
Booked: 23'
39Subbed Off: Rebecca Horgan 39'
Jesse Mendez
Aine Walsh
Midfielder 89'
89Subbed Off: Eimear Carey 89'
17 Jenna Slattery
Scored: 45'
Scored: 84'
20 Cara Griffin
Midfielder 32'
32Subbed Off: Alannah Mitchell 32'
Olivia Gibson
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Tara O'Gorman 46'
11 Gillian Keenan
9 Aoife Horgan ©
Aoife Cronin

Anna Shanagher
14 Tara O'Gorman
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Olivia Gibson 46'
5 Alannah Mitchell
Unknown 32'
32Subbed On: Cara Griffin 32'
21 Michaela Mitchell
Lauren Keane
10 Rebecca Horgan
Forward 39'
39Subbed On: Eve O'Sullivan 39'
3 Clodagh Doherty
Eimear Carey
Defender 89'
89Subbed On: Aine Walsh 89'


Competition: 2021 Women's National League

Date: 2 p.m. July 24, 2021


Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown