Peamount United ran out 2-1 winners over Galway on Saturday evening at Eamonn Deacy Park, stretching their winning streak to six games and keeping them at the top of the Só Hotels Women’s National League.


United travelled home to Dublin happy and with three more points to their name and manager James O’Callaghan was pleased with the performance.

“I’m absolutely delighted, it’s a great three points and a really good performance from both teams. There wasn’t much in it, to be honest, the strike from Amber Barrett in the second half made all the difference,” he said, speaking after the game.

“It was a great start, we got the goal through Louise Masterson and what a strike by her, it was a great finish, and I think there was only a minute gone on the clock, so it was a nice start.

“They put a lot of pressure on us at times and we put a lot of pressure on them at times I really didn’t think there was much in it, I thought they had a great chance but our keeper made a great save and then Amber got a chance, and she took it, so there wasn’t much in the game at all.”

O’Callaghan’s side are in a rich vein of form at the moment taking six wins from six so far, having already beaten their two biggest rivals for the title this season, Wexford Youths and Shelbourne, but the manager is not getting carried away with just yet.

“The girls are working really hard in training and we just take one game at a time. Our next match is against DLR Waves next week so we’ll focus on that, but the girls are working very hard and the more wins you get it just brings confidence so there’s a good atmosphere now in the team.

“We’re not losing the run of ourselves either. It’s only the first round of matches, the first seven games are nearly done, we’ll see how we’re looking after that.

“We’re working really hard, as I said, and Shelbourne and Wexford, and Galway, I think at the moment they’re looking really strong and then you’ve got Cork coming in there as well, DLR, Limerick and then Kilkenny.

“All the teams are very strong and it’s very hard to beat all the teams because they’re really good opposition so we take one game at a time and we just do our best.”


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