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Wexford Youths WFC took a major step to retaining their Continental Tyres Women’s National League title as they moved out in front after a 3-0 victory over Kilkenny United WFC.
 
Kylie Murphy gave Wexford the lead from the penalty spot after 20 minutes with Linda Douglas doubling their lead two minutes later with a 25-yard strike.
 
Claire O’Riordan secured the points for Wexford with 10 minutes of the first half remaining, her 15th League goal of the season, moving her top of the League golden boot chart.
 
Meanwhile, Shelbourne Ladies moved into second place as they kept pressure on Wexford with a 2-0 victory over Dublin rivals UCD Waves.
 
Noelle Murray gave Shels a 62nd-minute lead with a free-kick from the edge of the box that caught UCD goalkeeper Monica McGuirk off-guard.
 
Megan Lynch doubled Shels' lead seven minutes later with a free-kick, close to the left touchline which looped over McGuirk and into the far corner of her net.
 
The win moved Shels to second place on 23 points, two behind Wexford and one clear of UCD Waves who complete their League campaign at home to Kilkenny United on Wednesday night.
 
Elsewhere, Galway WFC netted six goals as Cork City WFC completed their home league campaign on a sour note.
 
A deflected strike gave Galway the lead after seven minutes with Meabh De Burca striking twice before half-time, including once from the penalty spot.
 
Evelyn Daly pulled one back for Cork two minutes into the second half before Lynsey McKey and Aislinn Meaney got on the scoresheet, with De Burca completing her hat-trick for Galway to run out 6-1 winners.
 
Wexford sit atop the Continental Tyres Women’s National League with 25 points and three games remaining. 
 
The maximum points that third placed UCD Waves can attain is 25, while Shelbourne Ladies have two games remaining and can take 29 points. Wexford meet Shelbournes Ladies in the League's final fixture.
 
Kilkenny United WFC 0-3 Wexford Youths WFC
UCD Waves 0-2 Shelbourne Ladies
Cork City WFC 1-6 Galway WFC