Bohemians v Cork City, Saturday 2pm
In their debut Women's National League campaign last term, Bohemians managed one win from their 11 fixtures.
But they have already matched that tally after two games of the 2021 season, thanks to the opening day 6-2 home victory over Treaty United.
A 3-1 defeat followed at Galway WFC two weeks ago but they will hope a return to home comforts against Cork City will help themselves bounce back immediately, especially given that reigning champions Peamount are the daunting opponents next weekend.
Cork will be aiming for their first win of the season after a thrilling draw at Galway and a 3-0 home loss to Shelbourne last time out - their first Turner's Cross appearance which marked their 10th anniversary - with the 2020 cup finalists keen to keep in touch with the top half of the table as early as possible.
DLR Waves v Galway WFC, Saturday 6pm
Galway sit second in the table at this very early juncture of the campaign after a win and a draw and managed three goals in each of those opening two fixtures.
Mayo native Rachel Kearns will certainly be one to watch as she helped herself to four of those six goals, with a strike against Bohemians two weeks ago and hat-trick versus Cork a fortnight before that.
Waves have only played one fixture so far which was a 1-1 draw at Wexford Youths in the second round of fixtures, so this weekend's home encounter will give us more of an idea of where they are at in 2021.
Peamount United v Shelbourne, Saturday 6pm
Last time these sides faced each other in the league was a title decider which went the way of Peamount United, who would go on to seal the double in the cup final weeks later.
Shelbourne come into this game top of the table after two matches - albeit having played a game more than Peamount - and those have been comfortable 2-0 and 3-0 wins against Athlone Town and Cork City respectively.
With Peamount also having won their sole fixture so far at Wexford on the opening day, courtesy of Eleanor Ryan-Doyle's late winner, this match is an early insight into where the 2021 title could potentially go, even with the campaign in its infancy.
Treaty United v Wexford Youths, Sunday 2pm
It hasn't been the start Wexford would have wanted as they look to build on last season's third-place finish. A draw against DLR Waves and a late loss to the champions Peamount have been their results so far but a game against the current bottom-placed side offers an opportunity to put some significant points on the board.
Treaty United do have a point to show for their efforts so far after coming away from Athlone with a thrilling 3-3 draw as they put the 6-2 loss to Bohs behind them.
After facing Wexford, the Limerick side will take on in-form Galway, Peamount and Shelbourne between now and early May, so avoiding defeat before that tough run will be paramount.
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