0 - 3
FT

Scored: 29'
- Carla McManus 29'

Scored: 66'
- Rachel Doyle 66'

Scored: 90'
- Ciara Maher 90' + 3'


FAI Cup Report: Bohemians 0-3 DLR Waves

Fri, Aug 13 2021

Maher scored DLR Waves' third goal as gthey secured their spot in the final eight of the FAI Cup Credit: Gerry Shanahan

Dave Donnelly reports from Dalymount Park

DLR Waves sealed their spot in the last eight of the FAI Cup with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

Goals from Carla McManus, Rachel Doyle and Ciara Maher saw the visitors into Tuesday's quarter-finals draw as their class told following a tense first half.

Bohs' first-ever WNL game on a Friday night, drew a large and vocal crowd on a chilly night in Phibsboro.

The last clash between the sides, scheduled for three weeks ago, was cancelled due to a Covid scare and Waves were awarded a 3-0 win.

The walkover score line proved prescient under the lights in Dublin 7 as Waves just had too much for a Bohs side who continue to improve massively on and off the pitch under Sean Byrne.

They were arguably the better side for the first 30 minutes against a battle-hardened Waves side whose squad depth matches any side in the division.

They created the first chance of note as Abbie Brophy broke free to stab a shot goalward, but Ireland stopper Eve Badana was behind it all the way.

Waves showed their clinical edge a minute later as the imperious Nadine Clare picked out Jetta Berrill on the right, and McManus nipped in front of Bohs keeper Courtney Maguire to open the scoring.

Waves never looked back from there and had chances to double their lead before the break, but long-range efforts from Fiona Donnelly and Clare proved fruitless.

They upped the ante second half and came within a whisker of a stunning second as Clare released Niamh Prior on the left with a peach of a pass.

The full back pulled the ball back to Doyle, arriving late on the edge of the box, but the former Peamount United playmaker leaned back and shot over.

She made amends within a minute, however, McManus showing her creative side with a precise chested pass for Doyle, who rifled home from 16 yards, getting a heavy knock in the process.

She was replaced by Avril Brierley, and the striker showed her class with a fine run to draw a professional foul from Yvonne Hedigan, Jess Gleeson smashing the free kick Happy Gilmore-style wide from 35 yards.

Brierley was dismayed not to add a third late on when picked out by Berrill in the centre. She turned and shot from eight yards but Maguire pulled off a terrific reaction stop.

Waves did get a third in injury time as Maher's cross shot shaved Hedigan's brow and looped over Maguire, and Waves join the other seven WNL teams in Tuesday's quarter-final draw

Bohemians WFC: Courtney Maguire; Ann Marie Byrne, Isobel Finnegan, Yvonne Hedigan, Hannah Tobin-Jones (Bronagh Kane, 71); Abbie Brophy (Lara Phipps, 85), Ally Cahill, Chloe Darby, Lisa Murphy, Sophie Watters; Erica Burke.

Subs not used: Jade Reddy, Niamh Kenna, Georgia Monks, Abbie O’Hara, Sadhbh Moran, Emma McGrath, Trish Fennelly.

DLR Waves: Eve Badana; Aoife Brophy, Jessica Gleeson, Niamh Prior; Niamh Barnes, Jetta Berrill, Nadine Clare (Ciara Maher, 86), Catherine Cronin (Kerri Letmon, 75 (Shauna Carroll, 86)), Fiona Donnelly, Rachel Doyle (Avril Brierley, 67); Carla McManus.

Subs not used: Rugile Auskalnyte, Nicole Keogh, Katie Burdis, Oleta Griffin, Rachael O’Neill.

Attendance: 200


Bohs
WAug. 21, 2021
Bohs 5 - 1 Treaty Utd
DAug. 28, 2021
Galway WFC 0 - 0 Bohs
WSept. 11, 2021
Bohs 2 - 0 Cork City W
LSept. 25, 2021
Bohs 0 - 3 Peamount Utd
LOct. 16, 2021
DLR Waves 1 - 0 Bohs
Courtney Maguire
Goalkeeper
Ann Marie Byrne
Defender
Isobel Finnegan
Defender
Yvonne Hedigan
Defender
Hannah Tobin-Jones
Defender
Abbie Brophy
Midfielder
Ally Cahill
Midfielder
Chloe Darby
Midfielder
Lisa Murphy
Midfielder
Sophie Watters
Midfielder
Erica Burke
Forward

Substitutes
Bronagh Kane
Forward
Niamh Kenna
Midfield
Georgia Monks
Forward
Jade Reddy
Defender
DLR Waves
WSept. 12, 2021
DLR Waves 2 - 0 Galway WFC
LSept. 25, 2021
Cork City W 4 - 1 DLR Waves
LSept. 28, 2021
DLR Waves 0 - 1 Wexford W
LOct. 2, 2021
Shels FC 1 - 0 DLR Waves
WOct. 16, 2021
DLR Waves 1 - 0 Bohs
Eve Badana
Goalkeeper
Aoife Brophy
Defender
Jessica Gleeson
Defender
Niamh Prior
Defender
Niamh Barnes
Midfielder
Jetta Berrill
Midfielder
Nadine Clare
Midfielder
Catherine Cronin
Midfielder
Fiona Donnelly
Midfielder
Rachel Doyle
Midfielder
Scored: 66'
Carla McManus
Forward
Scored: 29'

Substitutes
Rugile Auskalnyte
Goalkeeper
Avril Brierley
Midfield
Katie Burdis
Defender
Shauna Carroll
Midfield
Oleta Griffin
Defender
Nicole Keogh
Defender
Kerri Letmon
Forward
Ciara Maher
Midfield
Scored: 90'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 Women's FAI Cup First Round

Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2021

Venue: Dalymount Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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