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SligoCelebrate

With the TG4 cameras in place, Sligo Rovers provided the day's best piece of entertainment by beating champions Shelbourne.



There were also victories for Athlone Town, Bohemians, Peamount United and Wexford Youths.

Peamount United 2-1 Galway WFC
A game that was bound to be a tight fixture certainly did not disappoint as Peamount came from behind to collect all three points against Galway.

It was Peamount who started out the stronger of the two sides with good spells of possession and dangerous chances on goal. 8 minutes in, Peamount’s Dearbhaile Beirne put in a cross that was met by Sadhbh Doyle who headed her effort just wide of goal. On 19 minutes, Erin McLaughlin’s chance at goal was tackled well by Becky Walsh. 

Galway quickly began to grow into the game and managed Peamount’s pressure well. The first goal of the game came in the 23rd minute for the away side. Lynsey McKey struck a wonderful volley to give her side the advantage.

Peamount came out fighting in the second half and the equaliser came in the 57th minute through McLaughlin. A great effort from far out to put her side back on level terms.

The winner came in the 74th minute for The Peas. Dora Gorman took on the strike from outside the box and the Peamount defence stayed strong to get the win for the hosts.

Treaty United 0-3 Wexford Youths
This victory brings Wexford’s winning streak to five as they put three goals past Treaty United at Markets Field.

The game got off to a bit of a slow start and the rainy weather conditions certainly did not help. Wexford did well to apply pressure to the home side. 10 minutes in, Ellen Molloy managed to get around Michaela Mitchell in the Treaty goal, and her effort was well-cleared from goal by Amy Madden.

On 12 minutes, Becky Watkins headed her side ahead from a corner. Just before half-time, Emma Walker netted a second for the away side to put them two-up going into the break.

In the second half, Wexford’s Michaela Lawrence got a second yellow card after tackling Amy Madden. She injured herself in the process as play had to be stopped. Amy Madden was then brought down again and had to be withdrawn with injury.

Ellen Molloy got her goal in the 96th minute with a composed finish to ensure Wexford all three points.

Bohemians 3-1 Cork City
It was a case of trusting in patience and the impact of substitutes as Bohemians fought back to claim an important home win.

Cork took the lead when Aoibhin Donnelly slotted in at the back post with Bohemians caught off-guard with a cross swung in from the right side.

There wasn't much quality on show for large periods but Danny Murphy's Cork side fought for every ball and almost doubled their lead when Nadine Seward saw a shot from distance strike the woodwork.

Bohs eventually responded when Aoife Robinson scored twice with Niamh Prior also netting in a finall 15-minute period when their direct approach paid off.

Sligo Rovers 3-2 Shelbourne
Emma Doherty was the hero as The Bit O'Red made the most of their live TV debut by stunning the League leaders at The Showgrounds.

Donegal native Doherty netted twice in the second period to swing the momentum in favour of her team after going in at the break trailing 2-1.

Pearl Slattery opened the scoring with a header from close range before Alex Kavanagh converted from a free-kick. But Gemma McGuinness pulled one back for the hosts.

After the interval, it was Sligo who were more fired up as Doherty finished superbly twice to spoil the debut of former United States international Heather O'Reilly, who came off the bench for Shels.

Athlone Town 2-1 DLR Waves
Athlone came from behind to beat The Waves at Athlone Town Stadium after a tricky game.

It was Katie Malone who got the first goal of the game for DLR Waves after 18 minutes. Sophie Watters held up the ball well and found Aoife Brophy running into the box. Brophy played in a dangerous ball across to Malone who struck it home.

The Waves defence were hard to beat and Athlone had to work hard to get the equaliser. In the 36th minute, the home side were awarded a corner. It was Jessica Hennessy who got the goal after heading the ball backwards into the net.

It was a difficult second half for both sides as they cancelled each other out often enough. Luck was on Athlone’s side however, as in the 54th minute, Muireann Devaney crossed the ball into the box and Waves defender Jess Gleeson headed the ball into her own net.

Athlone come away with all three points from the encounter which sees them stay in third place, just one point behind Wexford Youths.