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Wexford Youths assistant manager Denny Carthy was delighted with the professionalism shown by the Slaneysiders after their 11-0 drubbing of Manulla F.C. in their FAI Cup quarter-final in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday.

With manager Laura Heffernan absent due to her brother's wedding, Carthy was in the hotseat and he couldn't have wished for a more comfortable evening's work.

A good start is half the battle and the Youths certainly did that, racing out of the blocks and building up a 6-0 advantage by half-time, and Carthy says that was the mantra before taking to the field.

“The word I used before the start inside the dressing room was clinical. We had to be clinical in everything we did. We had to put them away early and we did that,” he said.

The assistant boss was also happy with how the hosts kicked on after making the early breakthrough and never let their superiority slip during the 90 minutes.

“When you get the early goals it makes life a little bit easier but we still had to keep our performance up. We didn't want to take our foot off the pedal, we've done that before against teams when we've gone ahead,” he said.

Wexford Youths now have the double firmly in their sides, leading the way in the Continental Tyres Women's League and having safely made it through to the last four of the FAI Cup and Carthy says they're in a good position and it's all to play for.

“We've a little bit of a break now. When we come back it's the business end of the season, so whatever team is up for it will do well. We're in the driving seat, so it's up to us. We're not worried about anybody else, we'll worry about what we do,” he said.

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