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Dublin rivals set for possible WNL title decider as Peamount United host Shels at Greenogue


Shelbourne will take on Peamount United in PRL Park on Saturday    SPORTSFILE


Peamount United can retain the Women’s National League title on Saturday night or Shelbourne could pip them to it as the Dublin rivals meet in PRL Park, Greenogue.

In what has been a truncated season due to the outbreak of COVID-19, after the initial start was postponed, it is the two teams who finished first and second last season fighting to claim the trophy.

Shelbourne currently occupy top spot on 28 points and this is their final fixture of the season. Peamount, however, still have one game in hand (away to Wexford Youths on December 5th), and sit just one point behind.

So here is what the breakdown is for Saturday’s game:If Shelbourne win, they win the LeagueIf Peamount United win, they win the LeagueIf it is a draw then it goes to the last game between Wexford Youths and Peamount United
The game will be streamed live on FAI TV and Peamount won’t be taking their opponents lightly, despite beating them in the League and FAI Women’s Senior Cup already this year.

Peamount manager James O’Callaghan said: “It’s a really exciting game and we’re really looking forward to it. We can’t wait. It should be a great advertisement for the Women’s National League.

“Shelbourne are a top side, they’re a very fast, technically good team so we’re really going to have to be on form.”

Shelbourne boss Dave Bell hopes his team’s current form will stand to them as they aim to cap off an impressive season by winning the title for the second time in their history.

“If I thought that we were going to be in this position at the start of the season then I would have taken it. Obviously Peamount beat us earlier in the season; we’ve buckled ourselves down and we’ve worked hard and it comes down to this game,” said Bell.

This is one game not to miss!


Peamount United v Shelbourne
Saturday, November 21
PRL Park, Greenogue
KO 18:00
Referee: Paula Brady

Cork City v Wexford Youths
Sunday, November 22
Bishopstown Stadium
KO 14:00
Referee: Graham Kelly

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