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Wexford Youths got the new year off to an emphatic start by overcoming Castlebar Celtic last Saturday night.
The defending Continental Tyres Women’s National League champions surged to the top of the table as they aim to retain their League crown. 
Captain Kylie Murphy was the star of the show in the 17-1 victory as he netted five goals, including one from the penalty spot, with Claire O’Riordan bagging four to bring her League total to eight.
Both Ciara Rossiter and Emma Hansberry got hat-tricks, while Ashling Frawley and Jessica Gleeson also found the net to move Will Doyle's side on to nine points and a goal difference of +27.
Meanwhile, Shelbourne Ladies inflicted a first league defeat of the season on Galway WFC with Rebecca Creagh striking in either half in a 2-0 win in Drom.
Creagh found the net for the first time this season on 36 minutes before sealing the three points five minutes before full-time.
The result sees Shelbourne join Wexford and Galway at the top of the table with nine points each.
Elsewhere, the Sunday ties between UCD Waves and Kilkenny United WFC and Cork City WFC versus Peamount United were both postponed due to unplayable pitches.
Both games will be re-arranged in due course.
 
Wexford Youths WFC 17-1 Castlebar Celtic 
Galway WFC 0-2 Shelbourne Ladies FC
UCD Waves P-P Kilkenny United WFC
Cork City WFC P-P Peamount United

 

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