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Nathalie O'Brien 47' -
Scored: 47'


Scored: 20'
- Emily Whelan 20'

Scored: 24'
- Noelle Murray 24'

Scored: 43'
- Ciara Grant 43'


League Report: Cork City 1 - 3 Shelbourne

Sat, Aug 28 2021

Ciara Grant netted Shelbourne's third goal today. Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

Dylan O’Connell reports from Turner’s Cross

Title chasing Shelbourne saw off Cork City with a 3-1 win at Turner’s Cross on Saturday afternoon in the Women’s National League.

This was a perfect performance from Noel King’s side, as they controlled possession from the first whistle.

Within minutes of kick-off, Rachel Gargan and Emily Whelan had half chances which went wide,

City responded to this by narrowing the space in front of goal and Danielle Burke and Ciara McNamara did well with this change to close down space and frustrate Shelbourne.

The opening goal came after 20 minutes when a through ball from Gargan parted the City back four, it found Emily Whelan, who slotted in to make it 1-0 Shelbourne.

The striker nearly doubled her lead seconds later when she burst into the box and fired a shot off with venom, but Abby McCarthy dived low to save.

The Red’s search for a quick second goal was ended just four minutes later by Noelle Murray, who finished with ease.

City’s attempt at a response was led by Laura Shine but the forward could not get through a tight Shelbourne midfield.

The Reds added their third of the afternoon just before half-time when Chloe Mustaki dinked the ball over the top of the defence for Ciara Grant to volley it in.

City pulled a goal back seconds after the restart when Nathalie O’Brien crossed the ball into the box and it floated in.

As City regrouped, Abby McCarthty was needed to deny Whelan and Noelle Murray with two excellent saves.

The heroics of the Rebel’s goalkeeper decided the remainder of the game in the end, as Shels left Turner’s Cross without adding to their three goals but with a valuable three points in the race for this year’s WNL title.

Cork City Women: Abby McCarthy (Kristen Sample 83); Nathalie O’Brien, Danielle Burke, Ciara McNamara (Tiffany Taylor 45) Niamh O’Donoghue (Rachel O’Regan 45) (Lauren Singleton 75), Christina Dring, Shaunagh McCarthy, Leah Murphy (Kate O’Donovan 83), Laura Shine, Eva Mangan,  Sarah McKevitt.

Subs not used: Kristen McGaffery; Riona Crowley, Lauren Walsh.

Shelbourne: Amanda Budden; Jess Gargan, Pearl Slattery, Alex Kavanagh, Jess Ziu, Rachel Graham, Emily Whelan, Noelle Murray, Ciara Grant, Chloe Mustaki.

Subs not used: Sophie Lenehan, Ella O’Connell, Abbie Larkin, Leah Doyle, Taylor White, Shauna Fox.

Referee: David Keeler

Extratime.com Player of the Match: Emily Whelan


Cork City W
LSept. 4, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 Cork City W
LSept. 11, 2021
Bohs 2 - 0 Cork City W
WSept. 25, 2021
Cork City W 4 - 1 DLR Waves
LOct. 2, 2021
Athlone 2 - 0 Cork City W
LOct. 16, 2021
Cork City W 0 - 1 Wexford W
Abby McCarthy
Goalkeeper
Danielle Burke
Defender
Shaunagh McCarthy
Defender
Ciara McNamara
Defender
Nathalie O'Brien
Scored: 47'
Defender
Eva Mangan
Midfielder
Sarah McKevitt
Midfielder
Niamh O'Donoghue
Midfielder
Christina Dring
Forward
Leah Murphy
Forward
Laura Shine
Forward

Substitutes
Riona Crowley
Defender
Kate O'Donovan
Midfield
Rachel O'Regan
Midfield
Lauren Singleton
Defender
Tiffany Taylor
Unknown
Lauren Walsh
Defender
Shels FC
WSept. 4, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 Cork City W
LSept. 11, 2021
Peamount Utd 5 - 0 Shels FC
WOct. 2, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 DLR Waves
WOct. 9, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 Galway WFC
WOct. 17, 2021
Treaty Utd 0 - 6 Shels FC
Amanda Budden
Goalkeeper
Jessie Stapleton
Defender
4 Pearl Slattery
Defender
Chloe Mustaki
Defender
Jessica Gargan
Defender
6 Alex Kavanagh
Midfielder
Ciara Grant
Midfielder
Scored: 43'
8 Rachel Graham
Midfielder
Jessica Ziu
Midfielder
Emily Whelan
Forward
Scored: 20'
Noelle Murray
Forward
Scored: 24'

Substitutes
Taylor White
Midfield
Ella O'Connell
Midfield
Sophie Lenehan
Goalkeeper
Abbie Larkin
Forward
Shauna Fox
Defender
Leah F Doyle
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 Women's National League

Date: 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 2021

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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