wnl scholar watch - week 1

21 March 2017

The Continental Tyres Womens National League is back for the new season and over forty Colleges and Universities players have returned to club football. See how they got on below.

Notable Appearances

Ellie Ryan Doyle got her season up and running in emphatic style when she netted her second hat trick in the Watershed in the space of a couple of weeks as she helped Peamount to come from behind and avoid defeat against Kilkenny United.

Eleanor Ryan-Doyle

Brooke Dunne had a fantastic start for her new club as she kept a clean sheet for Waves against Galway.

Amanda Budden also had a fantastic game in between the posts against champions Shelbourne, pulling off multiple stops as Cork almost snatched all 3 points.

17 Starting Appearances

Amanda Budden (Cork IT/Cork City WFC) Lisa Casserly (NUIG/Galway WFC) Shauna Fox (NUIG/Galway WFC) Aoife Walsh (NUIG/Galway WFC) Megan Carroll (UL/Galway WFC) Brooke Dunne (Maynooth University/UCD Waves) Dearbhaile Beirne (UCD/UCD Waves) Katie McCarthy (UCC/Cork City WFC) Ciara McNamara (UCC/Cork City WFC) Emma Boyle (DCU/Kilkenny United) Sarah O'Donoghue (IT Blanchardstown/Kilkenny United) Bronagh Kane (IT Carlow/Kilkenny United WFC) Niamh Kelly (IT Carlow/Kilkenny United) Eleanor Ryan Doyle (IT Blanchardstown/Peamount United) Emma Byrne (Maynooth University/Peamount United) Rachel Doyle (Maynooth University/Peamount United) Claire Walsh (UCD/UCD Waves)

5 Substitute Appearances

Alina Cheatham (NUIG/Galway WFC) Megan Kelleher (Limerick IT/Cork City WFC) Aoife Moloney (IT Carlow/Kilkenny United) Aislinn Carroll (Waterford IT/Kilkenny United) Lauren Kealy (Maynooth University/Peamount United)

4 Unused Substitutes

Nathalie O'Brien (Cork IT/Cork City WFC) Eve Badana (UCC/Cork City WFC)Louise Creaven (NUIG/Galway WFC) Sinead Gaynor (UCD/UCD Waves)

3 Goals

Eleanor Ryan Doyle (IT Blanchardstown/Peamount United) <3 Goals>

1 Clean Sheet

Brooke Dunne (Maynooth University/UCD Waves)

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