Peamount United maintained their 100% record at the start of the SÓ Hotels Women's National League with a more than comfortable 4-0 away victory over Limerick WFC at the Markets Field on Sunday afternoon.

Despite the final scoreline, Limerick made Peamount work hard for the three points and both sides were to and fro in the first half before last year’s FAI Women's Cup runner-up’s experience shown through.

As per usual Amber Barrett and Áine O’Gorman were at the centre of everything that was good for the County Dublin team.

James O'Callaghan’s visiting side had all the possession in the early stages but showed signs of rustiness following the postponement of their previous league game against Galway WFC.

A very young Limerick team, who had conceded 11 goals in their opening two games, seemed happy to sit back and soak up the pressure in the opening 20 minutes – albeit they limited Peamount to very few clear cut chances.

However, a superb save from Karen Connolly in the 21st minute denied Aine O’Gorman from close-range – a sign of things to come.

Minutes later, Connolly somehow kept Peamount at bay as the Dublin side continued to up the tempo.

In the 27th minute, Peas were duly rewarded for their efforts as Megan Lynch-Smyth was the quickest to react to a loose ball to send her half-volley into the back of the net.

Limerick responded well and should have equalised as Cara Griffin met the end of a superb Chloe Willis cross but her effort failed to hit the target.

Peas began the second half just as they ended the first, dominating possession and it was the in-form O’Gorman who doubled her side’s lead just five minutes shortly after break.

Ireland international striker Amber Barrett put the result beyond any doubt with a cool finish just after the hour mark, before Eleanor Ryan-Doyle added a sucker punch for Dave Rooney’s young guns for her side’s fourth.

In truth, it could have been more but Limerick goalkeeper Connolly continued to impress between the posts, but three games in, the Shannonsiders still await their first points of the campaign.

Limerick: Karen Connolly; Tara Mannix (Maura Shine 73), Meg Brennan, Megan Kelleher, Chloe Wills; Cara Griffin, Sylvia Gee, Lauren Keane, Clodagh Doherty, (Anna Shine 60), Amber Kenny (Emma O’Donogue 58); Carys Johnson (capt.)

Peamount United: Niamh Reid-Burke; Lauryn O’Callaghan (Jade Reddy 72), Louise Corrigan, Chloe Moloney (Claire Walsh 75); Megan Lynch-Smith (Louise Masterson 69); Niamh Farrelly, Karen Duggan, Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, Dearbhaile Beirne, Aine O’Gorman (capt.); Amber Barrett.

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