By Oisín Bradley
The excitement of Galway WFC players, management and fans alike has been ramped up another gear following the release of the fixtures for the 2021 SSE Airtricity Women’s National League season.
Billy Clery’s side will be looking to hit the ground running in 2021, and will have their eyes set on building on a 2020 season which showed glimpses of promise.
Galway WFC will open their campaign on home turf when they welcome Cork City to Eamonn Deacy Park on March 27th. In the second phase of last season’s league season, Saoirse Noonan was the hero for the Rónán Collins-managed Cork City in Bishopstown as the women from Galway succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
The second fixture of the season will be one of notable interest to the club’s new first-team coach Dave Bell, who will be looking to mastermind the downfall of his former club Bohemians. The Dalymount outfit enjoyed relative success under the tenure of Bell including second-place finishes in the league.
The fixture that always catches the eye for any club is the visit to the League champions, and this will be no different for the Galway WFC girls when they lock horns with Peamount United on May 29th. Last season’s fifth-place finishers Galway have had a stroke of bad luck, being handed the arduous task of making the journey to Greenogue twice in the league calendar, with the second visit coming on the final day of the season.
Billy Clery’s side will face Cork City before the mid-season interval on June 5th June. The season will resume with a trip to Bohemians on June 26th.
The Preliminary Round of the FAI Women’s Senior Cup is set for the weekend ending July 31st.
Galway WFC Fixtures
March 27th – Galway WFC vs Cork City
April 3rd – Galway WFC vs Bohemians
April 17th – DLR Waves vs Galway WFC
April 24th – Galway WFC vs Treaty United
May 1st – Wexford Youths vs Galway WFC
May 15th – Shelbourne FC vs Galway WFC
May 22nd – Galway WFC vs Athlone Town
May 29th – Peamount United vs Galway WFC
June 5th – Cork City vs Galway WFC
June 26th – Bohemians vs Galway WFC
July 3rd – Galway WFC vs DLR Waves
July 11th – Treaty United vs Galway WFC
July 17th – Galway WFC vs Wexford Youths
July 31st – Galway WFC vs Shelbourne FC
August 4th – Athlone Town vs Galway WFC
August 7th – Galway WFC vs Peamount United
August 21st – Galway WFC vs Cork City
August 28th – Galway WFC vs Bohemians
September 11th – DLR Waves vs Galway WFC
September 25th – Galway WFC vs Treaty United
October 2nd – Wexford Youths vs Galway WFC
October 30th – Shelbourne FC vs Galway WFC
November 6th – Galway WFC vs Athlone Town
November 13th – Peamount United vs Galway WFC