It's the penultimate round of games in Phase One of the Women's National League, with Dublin rivals Shelbourne and Peamount United jostling for position at the top of the tree.

This year there is a new format, with a split coming in for Phase Two, when clubs will be separated into two sections and play each other once again.

There are a couple of mouth-watering clashes to look forward to  


Shelbourne v Peamount United, Tolka Park, 2pm, Referee: Ciaran Redmond

Arguably the fiercest derby in the Women's National League - stretching back to the first season in 2011 when it was Raheny United before their merger with Shelbourne - Peamount v Shels is always an exciting game.

There is an added edge to it this time, however, as the two clubs are separated by a single point at the top of the table. Victory for either side could have a massive bearing on the title race.

Peamount are the current champions, Shelbourne are the current league leaders. It's all to play for in Tolka Park.


Athlone Town v DLR Waves, Athlone Town Stadium, 7pm, Vicki McEnery

Athlone are seventh, three points ahead of DLR Waves, who are still waiting on their first win of the campaign.

The hosts come into this one off the back of a penalty shootout loss to Bohs in the FAI Cup, while Waves were beaten 2-1 by Cork City.


Galway WFC v Treaty United, Eamonn Deacy Park, 6pm, Bartley Folan

Galway are permitted to have a small number of fans in the ground for this one and will hope for any edge they can get in what will be a tight game.

Sixth-placed Treaty are two points behind Galway in the table. Eralier this week, four of their players - Nicole McNamara, Áine Walsh, Jenna Slattery and Aoife Cronin  - were invited to the FAI Women's U17 National Assessment Day.


Wexford Youths v Cork City, Ferrycarrig Park, 6.30pm, Claire Purcell

Another cracking contest between two of the division's strongest sides.

Wexford Youths are third, ahead of fourth-placed Cork on goal difference and four points behind table-toppers Shels.

Both of these outfits will have aspirations of challenging the top two in Phase Two.  This game is sold out - 100 fans will make their voices heard at Ferrycarrig Park.

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