Preview: Peamount United v Bohemians

Katie and Rachel

SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division
Saturday August 19 2023, PLR Park, 7.35pm
Beo ar TG4/Live on TG4

The SSE Airtricity Women’s Premier Division makes its long-awaited return this weekend after the summer break and Bohemians are delighted to confirm the signings of Katie Malone and Rachel McGrath ahead of tomorrow’s game away to Peamount United.

Welcoming Rachel and Katie to Dalymount Park, manager Pat Trehy said:

“We are delighted to get them on board. We feel we have great competition for places right across the squad now and after such a long break everyone is really looking forward to getting back playing again.

“Katie joins after three years with DLR. She is a very talented forward. She is very quick, she’s sharp, and she knows where the goal is.

“Rachel is again a very talented right-sided winger. She brings real quality to the club, and is another great addition to the squad as we look to build on the run of form we have had and finish the season strongly.”

The extended summer break came as all eyes turned to Ireland’s historic first appearance at the Women’s World Cup perhaps came at the wrong time for Bohs.

A brilliant run of form saw Bohs unbeaten in seven games going into the break, in fourth place on 28 points, just two points off both Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers in third and second, and six off league leaders Peamount, who they travel to face tomorrow evening’s game, which is being shown live on TG4.

Trehy said: “Sometimes summer breaks are useful in terms of getting players back fit from injury, and we are delighted that has been the case with Katie Burdis now back in contention to play again.

“It has been an exciting time for women’s football but we were on a great run of form before the break, unbeaten in seven games and in contention where we want the club to be at the top end of the table.

“Away to the league leaders is as difficult a first game back as we could get but we want to test ourselves against the very best.

“It’s live on TG4 and we are going there with the intention of building on the momentum that we had before the summer break.

“We all want to push on and finish as high up the table as we possibly can. We have seven games left in the league and we want to get as many points on the board between now and the end of the season.”

General admission to PRL Park tomorrow is  €10, and all kids go free. Fans can pay at the gate, and contactless payment is available.

Meanwhile, tickets to next Sunday’s (August 27) Sports Direct FAI Women’s Cup away to Cabinteely in the Carlisle Grounds can now be purchased online at

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