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Preview: DLR Waves vs City

Preview: DLR Waves vs City

It’s an unexpected away trip to DLR Waves this Saturday in the SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division, following the announcement earlier this week regarding the closure of Turner’s Cross for pitch maintenance, but manager Danny Murphy isn’t worried about the late change. “We just have to put that to one side and concentrate on the game and focus on what we need to do going into the game. We’re not worried about all the noise around the fixture change, we’ll just focus on ourselves and going up there, putting in a good performance and getting the right result.”

Murphy will be hoping for three positive away results in a row following the exciting 2-2 draw with Wexford FC in the All-Island Cup, and the previous league game in Dalymount where City won 1-0 courtesy of a superb Eva Mangan strike. With an International break last weekend following their bye week, Waves haven’t played since their 1-0 home loss to Crusaders Strikers, but Murphy knows they deserved more from that game and is taking nothing for granted. “DLR will be a tough game and we just need to go up there and improve on our performance against Bohs and get another three points. We’ve trained well, worked hard, and are doing the right things, the girls are putting all the right steps in place to get the three points on Saturday.”

Saturday’s game takes place in the UCD Bowl at 3pm and is also live on

WU19 Preview

It’s a chance for Cork City to bounce back immediately from the away loss to Wexford Youths in our previous game and manager Trish Fennelly-Hunt can’t wait to get out on the pitch following the WU19 International break. “We’re looking forward to playing games after having the two-week break, it’s actually good to be playing Wexford again even though we only played them a few weeks ago as we just want to get out onto the pitch and give a better account of ourselves this time.”

The previous game finished 5-2 to Wexford, but three of Wexford goals came late in the game, the sides having been level at half-time following Heidi O’Sullivan’s brace. “I felt like we played really well in the last game against them, maybe just a little loss of concentration at the end that cost us. The girls have been working hard in training the last few weeks and buzzing to get out against Wexford again and obviously there’s a bit of fire in their bellies to make up for the result the last time we played them. All the hard work has been put in, we know what we needed to work on from the last game and we’re just looking forward to getting back out on the pitch.”

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