Wexford Youths confidently side-swerved a potential banana skin as they put their Mayo visitors to the sword in their FAI Cup quarter-final in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday.

They were out of sight by half-time, leading 6-0 thanks to doubles from Claire O'Riordan and Emma Hansbery, with Aisling Frawley and Kylie Murphy adding to the handsome tally.

The one-way traffic continued after the turnaround and the goals kept flowing, with Linda Douglas joining the party, Emma Hansbery completing her hat-trick and substitutes Amy Wilson (two) and Rianna Jarrett also hitting the back of the net.

The hosts plundered the lead in the 12th minute, with the Mayo women contributing to their own downfall.

Michelle Ruane attempted to play a pass back to goalkeeper Laura Mannion, but instead teed up Claire O'Riordan, who had the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net.

Mannion was beaten again three minutes later, when Kylie Murphy played a pinpoint pass to the inrushing Aisling Frawley and she confidently picked her spot inside the far post.

Within moments it was three, with Claire O'Riordan racing on to a through ball from Emma Hansbery and finishing between the legs of the goalkeeper.

Hansberry got in on the act herself in the 27th minute when she beautifully curled a 20-yard shot into the right-hand corner of the net.

It was 5-0 six minutes before the break, as Kylie Murphy applied the finish at the far post after good link-up play between O'Riordan and Frawley.

Frawley was again involved when they made it six of the best on 43 minutes, playing the ball into the path of Emma Hansbery, who took it in her stride and finished with aplomb.

Orlaith Casey almost got her name on the scoresheet just before the half-time whistle, but goalkeeper Mannion did really well to get an outstretched leg to the shot.

It only took five minutes of the second half for the Youths to make it seven, with Linda Douglas trying her luck from distance and squeezing a well-executed shot just inside the right post.

The pressure on the Manulla defence was incessant and Emma Hansbery got her third goal of the game on the hour mark, running on to a pass from O'Riordan and finishing confidently.

Orlaith Casey went close for a second time on 63 minutes, when her blistering drive struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced into the grateful arms of Mannion.

Substitute Amy Wilson wasn't long about making an impact, touching in Aisling Frawley's cross just four minutes after entering the fray, for her first goal for the club.

Substitute Rianna Jarrett then made it ten in the 87th minute, when she rose highest at the far post to steer Emma Hansbery's free from the right wing to the net and Amy Wilson competed the rout by firing past Mannion in injury time.

Wexford Youths: Sophie Lenehan, Orlaith Conlon, Linda Douglas, Nicola Sinnott, Lauren Dwyer, Becky Cassin, Kylie Murphy (capt.), Aisling Frawley, Emma Hansbery, Orla Casey, Claire O'Riordan.

Subs. - Amy Wilson for Murphy (71), Siobhan Doolan for Frawley (76), Rianna Jarrett for Dwyer (85), also Sadbh McCarthy, Aoibhin Webb, Siobhan Doolan, Megan Cahill, Jenny O'Keeffe.

Manulla F.C.: Laura Mannion, Linda McDonnell, Aisling Flannery, Michelle Ruane, Sinead Flannery, Aoife Freyne, Tracey Hall (capt.), Ciara Joyce, Mary Gill, Megan Costello, Hannah Flatley, Mary Gill.

Subs. - Mary Coyle for McDonnell (70), Simona Fernandez for Ruane (74), Laura King for Gill (79), also Orlaigh Henry.

Referee: Michelle O'Neill.

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