WFAI Cup Final
Date: 3:15 p.m. Dec. 12, 2020
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
TV: RTÉ2

Scored: 46'
- Stephanie Roche 46'

Scored: 52'
- Stephanie Roche 52'

Scored: 76'
- Aine O'Gorman 76'

Scored: 81'
- Karen Duggan 81'

Scored: 83'
- Becky Watkins 83'

Scored: 86'
- Tiegan Ruddy 86'


FAI Cup Final Preview: Cork City -v- Peamount United

Fri, Dec 11 2020

Credit: Steve Alfred

CORK CITY

Cork City will be hoping to claim another FAI Cup scalp this weekend when they take on Peamount United in the FAI Cup Final on Saturday afternoon at Tallaght Stadium (kick-off is at 3.15pm).

The Leesiders are chasing their first Cup since 2017 when they defeated UCD Waves in the Aviva Stadium decider.

Ronan Collins’ side come into the game in buoyant mood after seeing off Treaty United in the last four of the competition.

But Saoirse Noonan is wary that Peamount will pose a real threat to City’s hopes of clinching the cup.

“Peamount have phenomenal players and a great management team,” Noonan said. “They’re very well organised and they would have a lot more older players in their team.

“I think there are four or five players that played with them in the 2017 cup final. It’s cup final day, ninety minutes and anything can happen with eleven v eleven.

“We’re definitely ready for it and we’ll be looking to enjoy it. It’s an exciting way to end 2020 and we’ll look to cherish that.”

She added: “They beat us the last few times and have won the league. We’ve got nothing to lose and we’ll give it our all. They’re yet to win a cup final so they’ll be going all out to win but so will we.

“We’ve looked back on our last couple of games against Peamount and I think we left ourselves open in the first few minutes of the games.

“We were probably just a bit nervous against such a quality side, but he reassured us that we’re able to play against top teams such as Wexford and Shelbourne.”

PEAMOUNT UNITED

After losing three FAI Cup Finals since their last success, Peamount United will be looking to clinch their second cup on Saturday afternoon.

Peas come into the game as reigning Women’s National League Champions after seeing Shelbourne to the league crown.

But they will not be taking Cork lightly despite their recent dominance over the Leeside outfit.

“We are in for a tough game against a well-organised team with a good mix of youth and experience who have plenty of Cup Final experience; indeed winning it in the 2017,” Peamount boss James O’Callaghan said.

“They play a possession-based game, who like to play through the thirds and are clinical on set-pieces. We are really going to have to be on our game if we are to lift the Cup.  

“It’s brilliant to make our third FAI Cup Final in a row, great for all the volunteers who work so hard in the club.

“But it’s such a pity family members of the players and all the members of Peamount can’t attend the game, hopefully we can bring the Cup back to Peamount and make everyone proud.”

 

Referee: Claire Purcell.

 

MATCH STATS

Peamount United have not won the FAI Cup since 2010 – losing three cup finals since then, with the most recent of which being last year against Wexford Youths.

Cork City have also won the FAI Cup before, seeing off UCD Waves in the 2017 decider by a goal to nil at the Aviva Stadium.

Peamount United have won both games between the sides this year by three goals to nil in the league campaign.

BETTING

Cork City 9/1; Draw 5/1; Peamount United 1/8.

PREDICTION

Cork City 0 - 2 Peamount United

 

Cork City

Injured: Kate O’Donovan, Leah Murphy.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Peamount United

Injured: Louise Corrigan, Louise Masterson.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Cork City Women's FC
Maria O'Sullivan
Goalkeeper
Ciara McNamara
82'
82Subbed Off: Lauren Walsh 82'
Defender
Zara Foley
Defender
Danielle Burke
Defender
Nathalie O'Brien
82'
82Subbed Off: Shaunagh McCarthy 82'
Defender
Sophie Liston
82'
82Subbed Off: Nadine Seward 82'
Midfielder
Christina Dring
72'
72Subbed Off: Laura Shine 72'
Midfielder
Becky Cassin
Midfielder
Saoirse Noonan
Midfielder
Eabha O'Mahony
Midfielder
Lauren Egbuloniu
57'
57Subbed Off: Katie McCarthy 57'
Forward

Substitutes
Abbie McCarthy
Goalkeeper
Shaunagh McCarthy
82'
82Subbed On: Nathalie O'Brien 82'
Defender
Katie McCarthy
57'
57Subbed On: Lauren Egbuloniu 57'
Unknown
Eadoin Lyons
Forward
Nadine Seward
82'
82Subbed On: Sophie Liston 82'
Forward
Laura Shine
72'
72Subbed On: Christina Dring 72'
Forward
Lauren Walsh
82'
82Subbed On: Ciara McNamara 82'
Defender
Peamount United
23 Niamh Reid Burke
Goalkeeper
2 Lauryn O'Callaghan
Defender
8 Niamh Farrelly
Defender 83'
83Subbed Off: Della Doherty 83'
17 Dearbhaile Beirne
Defender 79'
79Subbed Off: Sadbh Doyle 79'
14 Claire Walsh
Defender
11 Aine O'Gorman
Midfielder
Scored: 76'
6 Lucy McCartan
Midfielder
16 Karen Duggan
Midfielder
Scored: 81'
9 Alannah McEvoy
Forward 69'
69Subbed Off: Megan Smyth-Lynch 69'
25 Stephanie Roche
Forward
Scored: 46'
Scored: 52'
83'
83Subbed Off: Tiegan Ruddy 83'
10 Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Forward 79'
79Subbed Off: Becky Watkins 79'

Substitutes
1 Naoisha McAloon
Goalkeeper
19 Sadbh Doyle
Defender 79'
79Subbed On: Dearbhaile Beirne 79'
Della Doherty
Midfield 83'
83Subbed On: Niamh Farrelly 83'
13 Niamh Barnes
Defender
Tiegan Ruddy
Midfield 83'
83Subbed On: Stephanie Roche 83'
Scored: 86'
17 Megan Smyth-Lynch
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Alannah McEvoy 69'
Becky Watkins
Forward 79'
79Subbed On: Eleanor Ryan Doyle 79'
Scored: 83'