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DLR Waves and Limerick will both be aiming for a win when the sides face each other in the Só Hotels Women’s National League this Saturday.

The teams are level on points in the league, and will see this weekend as a good chance to pull ahead having been very close since the start of the season.

The game will take place in Jackson Park, Kilternan on Saturday evening (May 4) – kick-off is at 7pm.

DLR Waves manager Graham Kelly explained that he is expecting a tough game as the comparison between the two clubs doesn’t end at league table position.

He said: “It’s a big game for us against Limerick this weekend. We are just ahead of them in the league table, and we are quite similar sides with similar approaches. They also have a very young squad and we’re both very much building for the future.”

But in the short term, Kelly’s aim is for his squad to keep improving each week and push into the top half of the league, and he sees this fixture as important to that aim.

He said: “We have had a tough enough start to the season, it’s been a steep learning curve for us, but we are happy with the direction in which things are going. We definitely feel we are making progress. We have a very young side, but we can really see them developing as the season goes on. 

“Limerick had a very good result last weekend against Galway, who are a good side, so I now they’ll be lifted by that. But as I said, we are very close and I expect a tight game, but we’ll be looking to take advantage of the fact we are at home, and hopefully get a result from the game. We’re feeling optimistic that this can be a good match for us.”

That game is one of three Só Hotels Women’s National League games this weekend with Peamount United set to travel to Galway Women's on Saturday evening at 6pm and Cork City host Shelbourne on Sunday afternoon at 2pm in Bishopstown.

 

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