History was made in Thomastown as Kilkenny United WFC tasted victory for the first time in a Continental Tyres Women's National League game.

The Leinster side did just enough to claim a 1-0 triumph over Galway WFC courtesy of a first-half strike from Leanne Tumelty and it was well deserved.

Galway certainly didn't make it easy for Kilkenny, but they were ready to scrap for everything. Since Casey McQuillan took charge there has been a renewed hunger amongst the players and that was evident in this game.

The experience of Sylvia Gee in midfield coupled with the movement of Tumelty, Leanne Payne and Aisling Carroll meant they covered a huge amount of ground and closed down their opponents.

Galway boasted a strong line-up and had opportunities to get on the scoresheet but they failed to take them. In the end that wastefulness in front of goal and Kilkenny's spirited display meant there was only one team collecting the three points.

The victory may have felt like a long time in coming, but Kilkenny will be determined to build on it as they look ahead to the visit of Cork City WFC.

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