Bus Éireann Women's National League

The FAI and Bus Éireann launched the '12/'13 season of the Bus Éireann Women's National League, which starts this weekend. Castlebar, Cork, Peamount, Raheney, Shamrock Rovers, Wexford Youths and new comers DLR Waves were all represented at the Aviva Stadium at the official launch. The league is in it second year and has established itself as the cornerstone of women's soccer in Ireland, allowing for top women players to improve their skills at a league level at home.


Welcoming the new season, FAI League Director Fran Gavin said "The Bus Éireann Women’s National League enjoyed a tremendous first season which saw Peamount do the double, closely challenged by Raheny for the League title and Shamrock Rovers for the Cup. The level of competition and the noticeable improvements during the season showed how important this League will continue to be for the development of the women’s game in Ireland. The addition of a new club DLR Waves is very positive and I would like to thank all involved for their commitment to developing the elite women’s player pathway in Ireland.”


Senior Women’s Republic of Ireland Head Coach, Sue Ronan welcomed the arrival of DLR Waves saying “Continued growth of the Bus Éireann Women’s National League bodes well for the coming season and for our longer term future on the international front. The League is playing a vital role in retaining and developing our most talented players for international teams.”


Bus Éireann’s CEO Martin Nolan commented "The Bus Éireann Women's National League enjoyed a very successful first season and we look forward to continuing to support this important and exciting journey. We wish all of the clubs involved a very successful 2012/13 season.”



Sunday (26/08/12) @ 2pm


Cork Womens FC V Shamrock Rovers

DLR Waves V Raheny United

Peamount United V Wexford Youth Women's AFC


Sunday (09/09/12) @ 2pm


Castlebar Celtic FC V Peamount United

Raheny United V Cork Women's FC

Wexford Youth Womens AFC V DLR Waves


Sunday (30/09/12) @ 2pm


Cork Womens FC V Wexford Youth Womens AFC

DLR Waves V Castlebar Celtic FC

Shamrock Rovers V Raheny United