League Preview: Wexford -v- Bohemians

Ciara Rossiter on the ball during Wexford Youths' 5-2 win over Sligo Rovers on Saturday, 15 October 2022.

Ciara Rossiter. Credit: Hugh de Paor (ETPhotos)


The Women’s Premier Division begins on Saturday and Wexford begin their campaign by hosting Bohemians at Ferrycarrig Park.

Speaking to Wexford’s media in advance of their season opener, their new manager, Hugh Strong who previously managed the Shelbourne’s under 19 men gave an insight into his thoughts on his squad for the season ahead.

“We have four new players in, two girls from Shamrock Rovers, Jayne Merren the keeper and Abby Tuthill centre half.

“The two of them are very very young but very very good. They have really impressed us since they came in. They have big futures in the game.

“Teegan Lynch has come in; I believe she has been here before. Technical player Teegan, very good on the ball. So, she came in right from the start and then we got Millie Daly in as well who was a well sought after player, Millie.

“She is a total speed merchant, up and down, she is left footed as well, a left foot to die for.

“The attitude, desire and work rate from the girls has been absolutely top notch. They have taken on board everything we have said. So, it has been top notch.

“We are obviously still a work in progress even though we have some experienced players that have won it and done it. We have a lot of young players too, a hell of a lot of young players.

“It’s a tough start, we have Bohs, Shamrock Rovers, Peamount and Shelbourne. So, it’s a tough tough start but it will show us where we are at and I think to be honest with you the league is going to be extremely competitive this year, more competitive than it has ever been. All the teams for me have got better and better. There are no easy games, absolutely no easy games, every team will give us a game, all the teams will give each other a game.”


Bohemians also have a new manager and will be looking to start Ken Kiernan’s reign off with a win as they travel to Ferrycarrig Park this evening (kick-off 6pm).

The Gypsies had a disappointing end to last season as they only managed two wins in the second half of the season. However, now under new management and with over 11 new arrivals into the squad they had an impressive unbeaten pre-season which included a win over DLR Waves and draws with Linfield, Shamrock Rovers, Athlone Town and this week’s opponents, Wexford.

The last league meeting between these two teams last season was an eventful 2-2 draw at Dalymount Park which included a red card, a missed penalty and another dramatic last-minute spot kick which was converted to rescue a point for Wexford. 

In advance of today’s game, Bohs announced that they have signed Shauna Carroll from Wexford, the winger will be looking to make an instant impact against her former club.


Wexford conceded 11 goals in their last five games of the league last season.

Bohemians ended last season with a 1-0 league over Treaty United on the 11th of November.


Wexford FC 1–1 Bohemians

Wexford FC

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Injured: None.

Doubtful: None .

Suspended: None.