A first ever point in the Women's National League was followed by a first ever victory in the FAI Women's Senior Cup. So it's safe to say that Bohemians are moving in the right direction.

For all of the work done behind the scenes by volunteers at the club, as well as the coaching staff & players, the last two weeks will feel like justification. Finally, they are getting results that reflect the effort that has been going in.

The club have a week off going into Series 8 as they are the odd team out this time in the nine-team League structure. That can be a good and a bad thing. It's bad because it halts their momentum, but good because it allows them to regroup and refocus on the next target.

Manager Sean Byrne is a shrewd character. He won't be getting carried away with the draw away to DLR Waves and the Cup win over Athlone Town - clinched via a penalty shoot-out. But he will know that this is a chance to instil confidence in his squad.

The addition of players who have experience in this League has undoubtedly helped them, namely Sinead O'Farrelly, Shauna Newman and Rebecca Creagh. But each player has to make a contribution to the team and that is what is happening as viewers of their game can attest to when talking about the likes of Courtney Maguire, Chloe Darby, Alannah Maxwell, and Abbie Brophy.

Unfortunately they have lost one of their brightest stars in Aisling Spillane as she has departed to start a scholarship in the United States. However, that opens up the door of opportunity for someone else, like Chloe Flynn, Niamh Kenna or Sophie Watters.

There is plenty still to do for Bohs, but as they prepare to finish out their second month of action as a senior women's team it is going okay for them.