Bus Éireann Women’s National League Previews

Sunday, March 31st 2013

(2.00pm kick-offs)

 

DLR Waves v Castlebar Celtic, Jackson Park.  Referee: Paula Brady.

DLR WAVES will look to maintain their impressive recent form when they host Castlebar Celtic at Jackson Park on Sunday.

Michelle Dunne (calf strain) a doubt for DLR Waves while Lisa Casserly is away for Celtic on U17 international duty while Emma Hansberry and Sarah Rowe are away with the Ireland U19s.

“Hopefully we can build on last game. We’ve struggled to put two good performances together. We’d a very tough game against Castlebar earlier in the season. They have good attacking players so we have to be wary about that,” said DLR coach Larry Mahony.

Celtic boss John Morris-Burke was pleased with how his side performed in an unfortunate defeat against Peamount last time out and wants to bounce back on Sunday. He said: “We conceded just before half-time and then just after half-time and that had a big impact. We get punished for giving the ball away cheaply. We’ll be competitive on Sunday.”

Shamrock Rovers v Raheny United, Tallaght Stadium. Referee: Rhona Daly.

SHAMROCK ROVERS host Raheny United at Tallaght Stadium on Sunday looking to get back to winning ways while they are aware that the Northsiders are looking for the three points to maintain the pressure on top two Peamount United and Wexford Youths.

Hoops coach Stephen Craig acknowledged that the challenge is massive for his side. He said: “Raheny will always be a tough test. My first game with Rovers was against them and it was an eye-opener about the standard at this level. We’re looking to keep improving every week and be a stronger side next season.”

Rovers have Orla Nolan out on Ireland U19s duty while Rebekah Carroll is away with the Irish U17s. 

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