Match Preview Wexford Youths WFC vs Cork City WFC

Match Preview Wexford Youths WFC vs Cork City WFC
By Joseph Kelly

Cork City WFC travel to Ferrycarrig Park this Saturday 29th of July looking to get their third win in a row as they face current league leaders Wexford Youths WFC in the Continental Tyres Women’s National League.

The game comes on the back of a 5-3 victory for Cork City WFC with 2 goals for Clare Shine and Evelyn Daly and a goal for Maggie Duncliffe. City will hope for a repeat of their last meeting with Wexford where City came out on top 4-1.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash Cork City WFC manager Frank Kelleher said; “We travel to Wexford this weekend for a tough encounter. The last time we played them we got a good result. They have gone on a great run since then and are top of the league. They have also strengthened their squad and have players returned from injury. We have also strengthened and this should be a very competitive game. We have been in good form recently and have a lot to play for in this fixture. I believe that we must continue to perform at the highest level each week to guarantee success. We are confident that if we play to our potential we can compete against Wexford.”

City have no injury concerns going into Saturday’s game.

Cork City WFC’s postponed game against UCD Waves has been rearranged for Wednesday 2nd of August at Bishopstown with a 7.30 kick off.

Injuries: None
Suspended: None
Absent: None

Match Report: Cork City WFC 5 Galway WFC 3

Cork City WFC 5 Galway WFC 3
Shine (40′, 75′) , Daly (42′, 85′), Duncliffe (62′) – Brennan (44′), Casserly (70′) McKey (95′)
By Joseph Kelly

Two goals from Clare Shine and Evelyn Daly along with a goal from Maggie Duncliffe gave Cork City WFC all three points last Saturday as they beat Galway WFC 5-3 at a sunny Bishopstown in the Continental Tyre’s Women’s National League.

Galway began the game on the front foot with an early corner requiring City goalkeeper Amanda Budden to punch clear. City had opportunities from Saoirse Noonan and Danielle Burke but Galway’s defence managed to block the chances before they could really pose a threat. City’s first real shot came via Clare Shine after she played a one-two with Katie McCarthy but her shot from the edge of box went over the crossbar.

Galway had a strong period of dominance midway through the first half as they put pressure on the City defence, in the 28th minute Lisa Casserly had an effort from distance which Budden gathered with ease and on the 32nd Casserly found herself unmarked on the edge of the area but her shot went wide of Budden’s goal. Grainne Barrett forced Budden into a save through a free kick on the edge of the area.

City had a chance on the 37th minute, a Stacey Paul free kick found its way to Maggie Duncliffe whose effort from distance took a deflection and was gathered by Tina Hughes. City took the lead on the 40th minute, an Evelyn Daly effort from outside the box hit the post, Clare Shine was quickest to react and tucked away the rebound to make it 1-0 to City.

City doubled their lead on the 42nd minute, Evelyn Daly playing her last match for Cork City Women’s FC before departing for the United States scored a spectacular strike from 30 yards which gave Galway keeper Hughes no chance. Galway managed to get back into the game before half time as Aoife Brennan scored to make it 2-1 at half time.

City brought on Nathalie O’Brien for Ann Lehman for the second half. Galway trying to get back into the game had an effort early in the second half as Lisa Casserly had an effort well saved by Budden. Both sides had half chances as the game went from end to end but rarely tested either goalkeeper. Saoirse Noonan set up Katie McCarthy for a shot which Tina Hughes did well to save while at the other end Amanda Budden made a spectacular save to keep out a Galway break.

City restored their two goal on the hour mark, Maggie Duncliffe took a free kick from distance and sent it straight into the roof of the net to make it 3-1. Ciara Desmond replaced Tara O’Gorman and almost got on the scoresheet quickly as Maggie Duncliffe found her on the right but her shot was well saved by Hughes.

Galway got back into the game on the 70th minute as Casserly took advantage of a City defensive mix-up to make it 3-2. City however responded quickly and on the 75th minute, Stacey Paul won the ball in midfield and found Clare Shine who finished well from close range to make it 4-2. Kate O’Donovan replaced Stacey Paul for the final minutes for the game.

City wrapped up the three points in the 85th minute when Ciara Desmond headed a Danielle Burke cross field ball to Evelyn Daly who finished well to make it 5-2. Galway managed a consolation goal in injury time as Lynsey McKey scored a great free kick from the left of the penalty area and the game finished 5-3.

City’s next game is a trip to Ferrycarrig Park to play Wexford Youths WFC next Saturday 29th of July with a 7.30 kick off

Cork City WFC: Amanda Budden, Ann Lehman (Nathalie O’Brien 45′), Danielle Burke, Ciara McNamara, Maggie Duncliffe, Stacey Paul (Kate O’Donovan 80′), Katie McCarthy, Evelyn Daly, Tara O’Gorman (Ciara Desmond 65′) Saoirse Noonan, Clare Shine
Unused Substitutes: Angie Carry, Courtney O’Keeffe

Galway WFC: Tina Hughes, Jenny Byrne, Keara Cormican, Shauna Fox, Grainne Barrett, Lisa Casserly, Sadbh Doyle, Meabh De Burca, Aislinn Meaney, Aoife Brennan, Lynsey McKey
Substitutes: Tessa Mullins, Louise Creaven, Therese Hartley, Chloe Singleton, Lucia Lobato, Rachel Baynes, Megan Carroll

Match Preview Cork City Women’s FC vs Galway WFC

Match Preview Cork City Women’s FC vs Galway WFC
By Joseph Kelly

Cork City Women’s FC will be looking to make it two wins in a row as they host Galway WFC in the Continental Tyre’s Women’s National League at the Bishops town Stadium this Saturday 22nd of July with kick off at 5pm.

The game comes on the back of a 3-0 victory away to Kilkenny United WFC with two goals from Clare Shine and a goal for Saoirse Noonan. City will be hoping to carry this form into Saturday’s clash against Galway WFC whom City beat 2-0 at Eamonn Deacy Park in their last meeting.

Speaking ahead of the clash with Galway WFC Cork City WFC midfielder Stacey Paul said this;
“The group are looking forward to a home league game as the last time we played at home in the league was back in May. We had an excellent win last week in Kilkenny especially after they enjoyed their first win the previous week and it was a difficult game but we showed our worth to get out with a clean sheet and three goals. We are now really building momentum but so are Galway who have some good results against the top sides in the league, most noticeably the win over Peamount. The game will be an exciting one especially with the Football Festival taking place so no doubt there will be a good showing. Galway will be well up for this game especially after we defeated them 2-0 in their home ground in the reverse fixture and we really will need to be on top form to get the result we have worked hard for this week in training.”

Cork City WFC coach Cathal Lordan had this to say; “We’re looking forward to the game this weekend against Galway. Obviously coming off the back of a 3-0 win in Kilkenny has given us a lot of confidence so we feel confident going into this weekend. We played Galway a couple of months back in the earlier rounds of the league and we had a good result away from home so its just about maintaining our winning form at the moment and keeping that up, giving the players confidence and keeping that run going.”

There will be the Continental Tyre’s Festival of Football Roadshow at Bishops town before the match beginning at 4pm.

City have been drawn against Lakewood Athletic in the First round of the Continental Tyres FAI Women’s Senior Cup with the date to be confirmed.

Injuries: None
Suspended: None
Absent: None

Match Preview Kilkenny United WFC vs Cork City Women’s FC

Match Preview Kilkenny United WFC vs Cork City Women’s FC
By Joseph Kelly

Cork City Women’s FC return to Continental Tyre’s Women’s National League action this Sunday 16th of July as they travel to face Kilkenny United WFC at United Park in Thomastown with a kick off at 2pm.

City go into Sunday’s game on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Peamount United two weeks ago with last weeks game against UCD Waves postponed due to international call ups. City will be hoping to return to winning way’s with a repeat of their last visit to Thomastown where they had a 5-0 win to progress to the semi final of the Continental Tyre’s Women’s League Cup Competition.

Cork City WFC manager Frank Kelleher was looking forward to Sunday’s game: “Looking forward to Sunday as we travel to Kilkenny. It will be another good test for us as Kilkenny are a club making great progress and winning last week will have strengthened their belief. We know that we will have to be fully focused for this game. We know that we must follow our game plan exactly and execute it. We have a full strength squad to choose from for this game. Another test for us as we progress to where we want to be in the Continental Tyre’s Women’s National League.”

Cork City WFC have no injury concerns but will be missing Amanda Budden through suspension.

Cork City WFC have been drawn away to Shelbourne LFC in the Continental Tyre’s Women’s League Cup Competition with the tie scheduled to be played on the weekend ending Sunday August 20th.

Injuries: None
Suspended: Amanda Budden
Absent: None

An Evening with John Giles and special guest Alan Browne

CORK CITY WFC presents An Evening With John Giles and special guest Alan Browne.

Chris O’Mahony, Ruairi O’Hagan, John Giles, Frank Kelleher and Alan Browne

Cork City Women’s FC would like to thank all those who supported and attended an Evening with John Giles last week on Wednesday June 28th in the Rochestown Park Hotel.

The evening MC’d by Cork’s Red FM Sports Editor and co-host of the Big Red Bench Ruairi O’Hagan saw the Ireland and Leeds United Legend Giles give those attending the benefit of his many years in the game, as a player, manager and pundit. He was joined on stage by Chelsea legend Bobby Tambling and the two shared stories from their long involvement in football.

Some CCWFC coaching staff and players with Alan Browne



Before John Giles the evening opened with current Preston North End midfielder and Ireland International Alan Browne who gave an insight into the life of a modern footballer competing cross channel at Championship level.

Speaking on the evening Cork City Women’s FC Chairman Chris O’Mahony said: “On behalf of the club I would like to thank everyone who supported our event. We had a lot of support from local clubs and Cork City FC and the FAI were especially helpful in making the night a success. We’ve had a lot of positive reaction to the evening and everyone who attended seemed to really enjoy it.
It was great to get brilliant insights from John Giles, Alan Browne and Bobby Tambling”

Cork City WFC’s game with UCD Waves scheduled for this Saturday 8th of July has been postponed due to international call ups. News of the rescheduled date will be available on our social media accounts and our website when it is available.