# Women's National League

Last month
February 2023
# last push
Bohemians confirm signing of Sarah Rowe as World Cup comes into focus
The Mayo multi-sport star appears to be making one last push for Vera Pauw’s squad.
Last year
# Historic
FAI to introduce professional contracts for players in Women's National League
The professional contracts will be introduced from 1 December, 2022.
# Top Prizes
Athlone Town's Corbet scoops Player of the Year award to cap off fine season for midlanders
The 2022 SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Awards took place at the Gibson Hotel.
# twists and turns
Wexford Youths open up four-point lead on thrilling day in WNL title race
Athlone Town saw off champions Shelbourne, while Bohemians, Cork City and Peamount United were also victorious.
# Wrap
Wexford Youths close in on leaders Shelbourne while Galway United earn 6-0 win
There were four games down for decision in the league today.
# Wrap
Roche hits hat-trick for Peamount while Shelbourne held by Athlone
It was a busy day of action in the Women’s National League.
Shels move five points clear after beating rivals Peamount
There were also wins for Galway, Bohemians, Athlone and Wexford Youths.
# title race
Shelbourne move clear at the top as Peamount drop two points at home
Shels were 5-0 winners over Treaty United, while Bohemians held Peas to a 1-1 draw.
# Flying High
Five-star O'Gorman leads the way as Peamount fire eight goals past Cork City
Elsewhere, DLR Waves recorded a big result against champions Shelbourne.
# Seventh Heaven
Shelbourne put seven past Cork as Peamount maintain perfect start
Shelbourne were on fire in front of goal at Tolka Park.
# Six of the best
Peamount give Sligo Rovers an unforgiving introduction to the Women's National League
Áine O’Gorman and Stephanie Roche fired braces against the league’s new girls, with Erin McLaughlin and Dora Gorman also finding the net.
# amateur
In Ireland, commitment, passion and progress, but still no pay for elite female footballers
The Women’s National League kicks off this weekend, and the fight for semi-professional status remains a big talking point.
# financial disparity
'Imagine what happens here in the league if one team has a bank account with €400,000'
Vera Pauw on the challenges facing the women’s game in Ireland.
# winner
'I wish I was about 10 years of age right now coming into what is going to happen in the sport'
Kylie Murphy talks the development of the women’s game in Ireland, and where it has come from.
All time
# schedule
Fixtures confirmed for 2022 Women's National League season
All games will be free to watch on LOITV.
# Bit O'Red
'The beginning of a new and exciting time' - Sligo Rovers accepted into Women's National League
Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers and Treaty United are set to compete in the U19 WNL.
# Teen Prodigy
17-year-old Molloy named WNL Player of the Month after starring in the FAI Women's Cup final
The Wexford Youth teenager has scored 14 league goals this season.
# Heartbreak
Galway hit five without reply as Peamount denied third straight title
The defending champions surrendered a two-goal lead at PRL Park.
# Champions
Shelbourne beat Wexford to land first Women's National League title since 2016
Jessie Stapleton scored a brace for Shelbourne.
# Easy Peas-y
Ruthless Peamount fire eight past Cork to put one hand on third straight league title
The champions elect put Cork City to the sword at Greenogue.
# Easy Peas-y
Ruthless Peamount put 10 past Treaty to open up four-point lead at the top
Alannah McEvoy scored a hat-trick, and Aine O’Gorman and Lauren Kelly bagged a brace each in 10-0 win.
# Winner winner
Kavanagh scores first WNL goal on live TV as Shelbourne move up to second
The strike was a fitting way to settle the encounter that marked the beginning of TG4′s broadcast deal for the domestic league.
# Long road back
'It's probably the toughest thing I've ever had to endure - given my medical history, that's big to say'
Chloe Mustaki’s journey back from a cruciate injury sustained in March 2020 hasn’t exactly been straightforward.
# Preview
'This is a historic moment': TG4 brings Women's National League to live TV for first time ever
Analyst Laura Cusack says she’s thrilled to be part of the coverage.
# and it's live
Four WNL games to be aired live on TG4 in coming weeks
Shelbourne v DLR Waves in October will be first WNL game ever aired on a national broadcaster.
# Derby Night
Five-star Peamount demolish Shels to wrestle back control of title race
Emphatic victory puts Peas a point clear at the top with a game in hand.
# Bit O'Red
Sligo Rovers to form senior women's team and apply to join WNL
The club announced new plans in partnership with IT Sligo today.
# Walkover
Bohemians awarded three points after Athlone's failure to fulfil WNL fixture
The game, scheduled for 7 August, had to be called off due to a Covid-19 issue in the Athlone camp.
# title race
Captain fantastic's 99th-minute winner seals massive three points for Shelbourne
The Reds keep the pace atop the table after a dramatic 3-2 win over Bohemians.
Seven-goal Shelbourne make light work of Treaty United
Keeva Keenan scored on her first start for the club following her arrival from Scottish giants Celtic.
# Wrap
Eleanor Ryan Dolye brace helps Peamount ease past DLR Waves
There were also wins for Shelbourne, Athlone Town and Treaty United today.
Ryan-Doyle double helps champions and leaders Peamount to win over battling Cork City
Áine O’Gorman was also on target for the Dubliners, while the challengers kept the heat on elsewhere.
# challengers
Wexford Youths leave Turner's Cross with big three points after seeing off battling Cork City
Meanwhile Women’s National League champions Peamount United thrashed Athlone 6-0.
# Women's National League
Goals either side of the break see Shels come out on top against DLR Waves
Emily Whelan and Noelle Murray scored to earn all three points for the hosts.
# The Ellen Show
Four goals for 16-year-old Irish international as Wexford Youths in seventh heaven with first win
Ellen Molloy showed her class as Tom Elmes’ side sent out a statement of intent against Treaty United.
The nine clubs and their star players chasing glory in Ireland's top-flight this season
Holders Peamount United open their title defence at Wexford Youths tomorrow. Here’s The42′s season preview.
Shelbourne announce ex-Charlton Athletic defender Mustaki as part of double signing
Rachel Baynes has also joined from Galway Women’s FC.
# coup
Shelbourne set to snap up in-demand Cork City star Saoirse Noonan
Noonan would significantly strengthen the Tolka Park side’s attacking options for the 2021 season.
2020 double champions Peamount to kick off league title defence against Wexford Youths
The 2021 SSE Airtricity Women’s National League fixtures have been unveiled.
# History
'A huge step for the club' - Cork City women to play home matches at Turner's Cross
Elsewhere in WNL news, DLR manager Graham Kelly has signed a new two-year contract.