The new SSE Airtricity Women’s National League season is about to get underway with a series of innovations set to take effect.
Bohemians will entertain Treaty United in the opening game of the 2021 campaign as the WNL shares a title sponsor with the League of Ireland Premier and First Divisions for the first time.
The pick of the opening fixtures though will be where Kilkenny players Karen Duggan and Ellen Molloy face off against each other, as last years double winner Peamount play Wexford Youths. Both players picked up player of the season awards last season, with Karen picking up senior award for the second time, while Ellen grabbed the young player of the year in her debut season.
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SSE Airtricity are fully committing to backing the top tiers of the domestic game with Bank of Ireland also on board as associate sponsors in another historic deal for the League. And for the first time, all SSE Airtricity Women’s National League games will be streamed live across the LOITV platform this season.
Series 1 – Saturday, March 27th
Athlone Town v Shelbourne, Athlone Town Stadium, KO 16:00
Bohemians v Treaty United, Oscar Traynor Centre, KO 14:00
Galway WFC v Cork City, Eamonn Deacy Park, KO 16:00
Wexford Youths v Peamount United, Ferrycarrig Park, KO 16:00
Football Association of Ireland Chief Executive Jonathan Hill is looking forward to the start of the new season and said “As an Association, we are committed to the growth of Women’s and girls’ football. I have made that commitment since I came into the job and I can promise everyone involved with the Women’s National League that we will do everything we can to support them and to grow the game for all our female players of all ages.”
There will be 27 series of matches up until November with FAI Women’s Senior Cup Final taking place on November 21st