Continental Tyres Women’s League Cup Semi-final

Raheny United 3 Wexford Youths Women’s AFC 2

Raheny United set up a Continental Tyres Women’s League Cup final against Peamount United after a classic cup tie victory over Wexford Youth’s women.

The game took just seven minutes to spring to live with Youth’s keeper Mary Rose Kelly at full stretch to deny Katie McCabe.

Six minutes later Youths took the lead when Kylie Murphy’s free kick rattled the post and Nicola Sinnott was the quickest to react popping the ball into an empty net.

The visitors had the best of opening stages with Ciara Rossiter flicking the ball over keeper Niamh Ried-Burke but just past the post on 21 minutes.

Raheny were on level terms on the stroke of half time, Rebecca Creagh found Siobhan Killeen on the edge of the box, Killeen evaded the challenges of Aisling Frawley and Nicola Sinnott before rifling across Mary Rose Kelly into the bottom left corner of the net.

Three minutes into the second half and Raheny were ahead, Shanua Newman’s left wing cross found Katie McCabe, who somehow volleyed right footed into the bottom corner.

The woodwork denied Noelle Murray on 58 minutes after a stunning left footed volley came off the post with Youths’ keeper Kelly at full stretch.

Wexford had a chance to equalise on 86 minutes with Aisling Frawley rolling the ball across Burke’s goal and seeing it trickle just past the far post.

Noelle Murray sealed Raheny’s cup final place on 89 minutes, blasting high into the net from all of 30 yards, and sending the Raheny bench into delirium.

Wexford’s Claire O’Riordan headed home what was merely a consolation goal with the last kick of the game on 95 minutes.

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