Women's Premier Division round-up: Galway United go top while Peamount suffer setback against Shels

Stephanie Roche

Stephanie Roche Credit: Matthew Lysaght (ETPhotos)

Week two of the Women’s Premier Division took place on Saturday with plenty of action to talk about before the league takes a break as the All Island Cup begins next weekend.

In the opening game of the day Bohemians hosted Athlone Town at Dalymount Park – just a single goal made the difference on the day with Chloe Singleton heading into the net in the second half to give visitors the three points. Christine Allen’s report on the game can be found here.

Elsewhere in the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division, Shelbourne picked up what could be a vital three points in the latter stages of the season, beating the Greenogue Greats 2-0 away from the thriving Tolka.

Keeva Keenan scored the opener in the 12th minute with a strike that blew past Niamh Reid Burke into the bottom left hand corner. Super Sub Kerri Letmon placed the result beyond doubt for the Drumcondra Dazzlers deep into stoppage time, a right-angled strike hitting the top bin.

In Garryowen Limerick, Treaty United (who face back-to-back draws against Shamrock Rovers in the coming fortnight) secured their first home win in almost three years at Markets Field, Katie Lawlee netting her first senior goal in the 53rd minute, rolling the ball as casual as you like past DLR Waves goalkeeper Eve Badana.

The teenager too played a pivotal role in the Shannonsiders second, crossing a ball which Erin Van Dolder, who became the tenth member to join Dominic Foley’s squad for the 2024 campaign, sprung to meet, heading Treaty home in the 63rd minute.

Galway United now sit at the top of the league table with six points following an impressive start to the season, whitewashing the Rebels 5-0 at Moyne Villa where they later celebrated with comedian Tommy Tiernan. Read Paul Corcoran’s report live from Headford here.

Shamrock Rovers are still seeking that elusive first win following a 1-1 draw against Hugh Strong’s Wexford. Read Christine Allen’s report below, live from Tallaght Stadium.