Saturday April 16 2022
Dalymount Park, 6pm

In what has been an exciting week for women’s football in Ireland, Bohemians manager Pat Trehy hopes supporters will get behind his side in Dalymount Park this evening when they host DLR Waves at 6pm.

The Ireland senior international team secured a fantastic 1-1 draw away to Sweden to put them in the contention to reach a play-off for the 2023 World Cup.

That result has added to the buzz and momentum around the direction of women’s football.

Trehy said: “It was a brilliant result against a top, top side.

“It shows that women’s football in this country is heading in the right direction.

“Performances and results give players and teams here something to aspire to.

“They all want to emulate that and we want to emulate that here at Bohs. We want to see our players go and play for their country.”

But before they start targeting international recognition, Bohs’ players will be looking to improve their form domestically, and are hoping for some vocal support at Dalymount this evening behind them.

Trehy said: “We’re looking for support for the girls this evening.

“They’re loving playing in Dalymount with all the young fans behind them this season. It really makes a difference.

“We had a disappointing result down in Cork last time out so it’s important that we try and make the most out of playing at home so we can get back on track and try to build a bit of momentum.

“We went into that Cork game thinking it was a game we could get some points from so we were disappointed with the defeat.”

That game was also cause for some concern as defender Katie Burdis was down injured for several minutes before the end of the first half before being carried off on a stretcher.

Thankfully, though, the injury is not as bad as first feared although she will remain on the sidelines for now.

Trehy said: “It was an impact injury to her knee and thankfully it wasn’t as bad as we thought it might be.

“We hope to have her back as soon as possible as she is an important player for us.”

In Burdis’ absence this evening, her team-mates will have to be at their best against one of the league’s more established set-ups.

Trehy added: “Waves are a good side. They are extremely well organised and in Graham Kelly they have a very experienced manager.

“We are going to have to give it absolutely everything this evening to get a result from the game, so that is why it is so important that we have support behind us from the off.”

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