Cork City Women’s FC return to Continental Tyres Women’s National League action with their first home game of the 2017 season as they welcome Peamount United to the Bishopstown Stadium this Saturday 15th of April at 5pm.
It has been four weeks since City last played in the league when they drew 1-1 away to last seasons champions Shelbourne LFC, and two weeks since City exited the Continental Tyre’s Women’s Shield Competition losing 5-3 at Eamonn Deacy Park against Galway WFC but after a stop start beginning to the season this game marks the first of six consecutive weeks of league action for Cork City Women’s FC.
Looking back on the season thus far Cork City Women’s FC manager Frank Kelleher had this to say; “We had a very good preseason which began in the middle of January and obviously the first game in the league against Shelbourne LFC away was a very good result for us, we played very very well up in Morton Stadium and deserved the draw, probably should have won it but conceded a late goal and were doing very well. We had a week off and played a challenge game and then we played against Galway two weeks ago which you know to be honest we didn’t perform to the best of our ability, we were 3-0 up in the game and ended up losing the game 5-3 and that was hugely disappointing from the players point of view but also from the management teams point of view.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game he continued; “We’ve trained very well for the last couple of weeks looking forward to the Peamount game. We needed to get the Galway game out of our system so we spoke to the players individually and collectively we looked at the analysis of it and we’ve corrected a lot of what went wrong in that game so we’re pretty confident that we’ll get a very good performance against Peamount.”
Cork City Women’s FC defender Ciara McNamara also spoke ahead of City’s first home game of the season; “Preseason went well we started with a very good result against Shelbourne and against Galway I think we just kind of lost it a small bit but hopefully we can build on our training from the last couple of weeks which has been good, hopefully we can take a bit of momentum from that into the Peamount game on Saturday. Peamount are definitely a tough test for us but I have no doubt we’ll be ready for them when they come down to Cork on Saturday.”
Kate O’Donovan will miss Saturday’s game through injury
Injuries: Kate O’Donovan