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Peamount went into today’s round of matches knowing they just needed to avoid defeat to be confirmed as the Bus Éireann Women’s National League Champions and their 1-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers was enough to see them through. Raheny finished the season on a high with a 5-2 victory over Castlebar and Cork confirmed themselves as third placed finishers with a 1-1 draw at home with Wexford.

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Peamount hosted their Cup final opponents, Shamrock Rovers, in Greenogue where they just needed a point to be crowned as the inaugural Bus Éireann Women’s National League champions. After just 16 minutes they were on the scoreboard with a typical goal poachers finish from top scorer, Stephanie Roche. Rovers though were determined to give a good account of themselves and worked hard throughout to stifle the potent Peamount attack. Peamount were not to be denied though and they dominated possession right through the match. The final whistle sparked great celebrations amongst the Peamount players as they were presented with the Bus Éireann Women’s National League trophy.

Raheny needed a helping hand from Shamrock Rovers if they were to force the league to a play off decider but they also had to overcome Castlebar Celtic. The Raheny girls started in determined fashion and took the lead through Ciara Grant after 12 minutes. 4 minutes into the second half Emma Mullin drew the Castlebar girls level from the penalty spot and just 3 minutes later she did so again to put the Castlebar women a goal ahead. Raheny needed a quick response and they got it from Rebecca Creagh, also from the penalty spot after Carol Hegarty received a red card. Raheny kicked on from there and 2 further goals from Sandra Mulhall along with another for Siobhan Killeen earned all three points for the league Runners Up.

Cork and Wexford Youths met at CIT in a straight battle for third place in the league. It was the visitors that opened the brighter taking the lead through Maria Delahunty who struck an excellent goal from outside the box. Wexford could have gone further ahead but Cherelle Khassel was unlucky not to score from a few good chances. Cork brought on Denise O’Sullivan for the second half in a bid to get back into the match but it was Lauren Murphy that scored the equaliser from a penalty after 73 minutes. Both teams had chances to win the match but neither took their opportunities. The draw means that Cork finished in third place on goal difference ahead of Wexford Youths.

lou lift_cup    Louise kiss    sara eileen_grace

Peamount Utd.                 1              0              Raheny Utd

Stephanie Roche

Raheny Utd.                       5              2              Castlebar Celtic

Ciara Grant                                                         Emma Mullin (2 pen)

Rebecca Creagh (pen)

Sandra Mulhall (2)

Siobhan Killeen

Cork Women’s FC            1              1              Wexford Youth’s Women

Lauren Murphy (pen)                                    Maria Delahunty

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