Peamount have recorded a resounding 9-0 victory over Castlebar to firmly put one hand on the inaugural Bus Éireann Women’s National League title. Raheny slipped up again today and were lucky to escape from Ferrycarrig Park with a share of the points as Mary Waldron scored a late, late equaliser to draw 1-1. Cork Women’s FC ran out 1-0 winners over Shamrock Rovers and drew level in 3rd place with Wexford Youths.


Peamount went to Celtic Park in Castlebar as the league leaders knowing that they could not afford to slip up with Raheny breathing down their necks. Peamount started the match in determined fashion and were in front after only 6 minutes through Grace Murray and continued to pile on the misery for the next 84 minutes. By half time Stephanie Roche added two goals along with one for Sara Lawlor to leave it 4-0. Roche completed her hattrick with a well struck free after 10 minutes of the second half. Lawlor added a second after 56 minutes before Cahill, Gorman and Quinn added goals to make the final score 9-0 to the leaders.


The pressure was on Raheny today in Ferrycarrig Park as they faced an in form Wexford side knowing that they needed all three points to maintain the pressure on Peamount. However, it was Wexford that pressed their visitors throughout the match and they took the lead through Sadie Murphy who volleyed home Cherelle Khassal’s cross. Raheny pushed forward knowing that if they did not score that Peamount would be the champions. They were made to wait until the 88th minute before the excellent Mary Waldron headed home an equaliser to give Raheny a share of the spoils. Raheny must now win their final game next week and hope Shamrock Rovers defeat Peamount to force a title playoff.


Shamrock Rovers welcomed Cork Women’s FC to Tallaght stadium today hoping to earn a confidence boosting victory as they prepare for their Bus Éireann Women’s National League Cup Final. However, Cork are battling for a third place finish and started the game well keeping Rovers under constant pressure. Rovers were able to hold out the Cork women until the 77th minute when Susan Donovan broke the deadlock. Cork maintained their momentum and were unlucky not to go further ahead through the excellent Denise O’Sullivan. All hopes of a Rovers come back were extinguished after Noelle Murray received a second yellow card as they finished the match with ten players. Cork are now level on points with Wexford and will host the Wexford women in their final league match next weekend.