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Final Whistle Women's National League - Final Whistle EPISODE 10, 6th May 2021
Sinead Taylor, Aife Haran & Niall Connolly
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Sinead Taylor, Aife Haran & Niall Connolly

This week Sinead Taylor of Wexford Youths, Aife Haran of Athlone Town and Treaty United manager Niall Connolly join Meabh de Burca and Breifne Earley to have a chat about their seasons so far.

With Stephanie Roche tied up with work commitments, Meabh de Burca is back on co-hosting duties. Meabh (0:28) discusses the last weekends games including her own club Galway WFC falling to a heavy defeat in Wexford, Athlone's battle with Cork and DLR Waves and Athlone putting it up to favourite Shelbourne and Peamount United.

Athlone Town midfielder Aife Haran (14:27) talks about her second season with the midlands club having moved from Sligo Rovers U17 at the start of 2020.

Haran discusses the new experienced arrivals to Athlone, how they have lifted the standards and the team becoming more competitive than they were last term. She outlines their goals for the remainder of the season.

Wexford Youth's forward Sinead Taylor joins us to discuss her slightly bittersweet goal against her former club Galway WFC at the weekend.

Taylor discusses her career in the army and mixing her work commitments between regular 24 hour duty and international six month details, studying for her second degree and the pressure of playing in the Women's National League.

Treaty boss Niall Connolly (39:04) has the distinction of being the first male guest on the show as he talks about the quick learning curve he and his staff have been on through the opening five rounds of the season since getting the promotion from the assistant manager role at the club over the close season.

He discusses about while they've no problem at the top end of the pitch finding the net, some defensive mistakes arising from the style of play cost them goals in their early games. A focus on tightening their defence in recent weeks has produced more competitive results against league champions Peamount.

Finally Meabh takes a look at the weekend's fixture list (24:45) and outlines how she feels the action will develop over the weekend. Her picks for the weekend are the clashes of Cork City and Wexford Youths & Bohemian's visit to DLR Waves on Saturday.