The WNL Highlights
The Wexford Youths take the lead in the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League to wrap up a big weekend for the WNL. With Shelbourne, Peamount United and Athlone Town not closely behind, it will be tough to see who keeps at the top of the leaderboard next week. The results from this weekend are:
Athlone Town 2-0 Shelbourne
Peamount United 2-0 Sligo Rovers
Cork City 1-0 Galway WFC
Wexford Youths 3-0 Treaty United
Bohemians 2-0 DLR Waves
Energia AIL Rugby Results
Ballincollig got their second heavy hitting defeat against Old Belvedere. Enya Breen made her Blackrock debut in the second half against Cooke where they were led to victory by Michelle Claffey in a fifth minute try. The Suttonians’ undefeated start of the season almost came to an end, but luckily, they drew enough effort to end with a draw against the Galwegians.
Ballincollig 10- 85 Old Belvedere
Blackrock College 40-7 Cooke
Suttonians 31-31 Galwegians
UL Bohemians 5-24 Railway Union
Galway’s Aine McDonagh Made Her Debut for Hawthorne
For the first time since injuring her ribs in preseason and finishing with six disposals, she played a hard game when Hawthorne was beaten by the Western Bulldogs 37-7.
— Fremantle Dockers AFLW (@freodockersAFLW) September 17, 2022
AFLW, Tighe and Wall Score a Brace Each
Aine Tighe kicked the opening score of the day as the Fremantle Dockers were chasing the first win of the season. She missed a late chance as the Dockers had a draw of 32-32 against Carlton. For North Melbourne, Vikki Wall scored two as her team secured a 12 point win over Freelong. The final score in that match was 28-16.
Orla O’Dwyer Leads Brisbane Lions to Top of AFLW League
The Tipperary footballer contributed as Brisbane made four wins from four to make it to the top of the AFL Women’s standings. O’Dwyer made eight disposals and nine tackles for the Lions as they won over a Melbourne team 42-27 at Casey’s Field.
Katie Stengel’s Debut Led Liverpool to Victory
Katie Stengal led Liverpool to a 2-1 victory over defending champions Chelsea. With only two penalties, Stengal’s Women’s Super league debut seems to be a success.
Kiernan’s Injury Leads to Problems for Liverpool
Not everything was fun and games for Liverpool in their victory once Chelsea’s Kadeisha Buchanan brought down Liverpool’s Leanne Kiernan to the point where she was forced off the field with the help of two staff. With Ireland’s historic 2023 World Cup play-off next month, this leads fans to wonder what Vera Pauw’s game plan is moving forward without one of her strikers.
KPMG Women’s Irish Open is Back
This coming weekend, September 22-25, the return of the Ladies European Tour is playing at Dromoland Castle in Clare. This will be the first time the KPMG Women's Irish Open is played in the Republic of Ireland since 2012! This weekend, we will get to see Europe’s finest female golfers battle it out for a prize of $400,000.