2019 Women's National League (Ireland)

The 2019 Women's National League, known for sponsorship reasons as the Só Hotels Women's National League, is the 9th season of the Women's National League, the highest women's association football league in the Republic of Ireland.[1][2] It began on 9 March 2019 and will conclude on 20 October 2019. Wexford Youths are the defending champions.

Women's National League
Season2019
Dates9 March 2019 – 20 October 2019
ChampionsPeamount United
Top goalscorerRianna Jarrett (26)
2018
2020

Teams

Team Home town/suburb Stadium 2018 finish
Cork CityCorkBishopstown Stadium5th[3]
Galway GalwayEamonn Deacy Park4th
Kilkenny UnitedKilkennyBuckley Park8th
Limerick LimerickMarkets Field7th
Peamount UnitedNewcastle, South DublinGreenogue3rd
ShelbourneDrumcondra, DublinTolka Park2nd
DLR WavesDún LaoghaireJackson Park6th (UCD Waves)
Wexford YouthsCrossabegFerrycarrig Park1st

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Cork City Frank Kelleher Katie McCarthy Adidas Clonakilty Food Company
DLR Waves Graham Kavanagh Jako Eversheds Sutherland
Galway Billy Clery Keara Cormican Uhlsport Lough Rea Hotel and Spa
Kilkenny United James Dermody Bronagh Kane Errea
Limerick Dave Rooney Umbro
Peamount United James O'Callaghan Aine O'Gorman O'Neills Texaco Newcastle Service Station
Shelbourne Dave Bell Pearl Slattery Umbro Dublin City University
Wexford Youths Tom Elmes Kylie Murphy Bodibro Energia

Format

Teams play each other three times, either twice at home and once away, or once at home and twice away. Each team plays 21 games, either 10 home and 11 away, or 11 home and 10 away.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Peamount United 21 18 2 1 93 13 +80 56 2020–21 Champions League
2 Shelbourne 21 17 3 1 83 16 +67 54
3 Wexford Youths 21 13 3 5 70 22 +48 42
4 Galway 21 11 4 6 56 37 +19 37
5 Cork City 21 7 3 11 39 55 16 24
6 DLR Waves 21 5 1 15 18 64 46 16
7 Limerick 20 4 0 16 18 84 66 12
8 Kilkenny United 21 0 2 19 14 108 94 2

Results

Matches 1–14

Teams played each other twice (once at home, once away).

Home \ Away COR GAL PEA KIL LIM SHE DLR WEX
Cork City 3–5 0–3 7–1 3–0 2–7 3–4 0–3
Galway 4–1 1–2 3–2 3–0 0–3 3–0 2–6
Peamount United 2–1 3–2 9–0 7–0 2–0 5–0 2–1
Kilkenny United 0–3 0–3 0–7 0–1 1–10 0–1 1–4
Limerick 0–1 3–6 0–4 4–1 0–5 3–2 1–6
Shelbourne 5–0 1–1 1–1 8–1 5–0 5–0 0–0
DLR Waves 0–3 0–7 2–0 1–0 0–3
Wexford Youths 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 7–0 1–2 3–0
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2019. Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Matches 15–21

Teams played each other once.

Home \ Away COR GAL PEA KIL LIM SHE DLR WEX
Cork City
Galway 1–1
Peamount United
Kilkenny United 1–1
Limerick 1–6 0–7
Shelbourne 4–2 1–0
DLR Waves 1–1
Wexford Youths 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on 16 June 2019. Source:
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Statistics

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Rianna Jarrett Wexford Youths 22
2 Amber Barrett Peamount United 18
3 Áine O'Gorman Peamount United 11
Alex Kavanagh Shelbourne
4 Emily Whelan Shelbourne 9
5 Lynsey McKey Galway 7

Awards

Player of the Month

Month Player of the Month References
Player Club
March Alex Kavanagh Shelbourne [5]
April Katie McCarthy Cork City [6]
May Jamie Finn Shelbourne [7]
June Eleanor Ryan Doyle Peamount United [8]

References

  1. "Expressions of interest invited for Women's National League - Football Association of Ireland". www.fai.ie.
  2. Hooper, Dave (24 July 2018). "Quantity effecting quality for women's soccer league - Shannonside".
  3. http://wnl.fai.ie/2011-10-18-18-37-48/league-table/2018-season.html
  4. "Goalscorers". Extratime.ie. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  5. "Alex Kavanagh named Só Hotels WNL Player of the Month". FAI Women’s National League. 25 April 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  6. "Katie McCarthy named Só Hotels WNL April Player of the Month". FAI Women’s National League. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  7. "Finn named May Player of the Month". FAI Women’s National League. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  8. "Eleanor Ryan Doyle named Player of the Month for June". FAI Women’s National League. 26 August 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
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