Raheny go top with stunning Peamount victory

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Raheny United today (Sunday) went top of the Bus Éireann National Women’s League with a 4-1 victory over Dublin rivals Peamount United. Cork got their first points of the campaign with an exciting 2-2 draw with Castlebar Celtic at CIT while Shamrock Rovers also got off the mark with a scoreless draw with Wexford Youths at Tallaght Stadium.The game of the day was the top of the table clash at Morton Stadium between Raheny United and Peamount United who both went into the game with a 100% record. Irish U19 international Ciara Grant opened the scoring for Raheny in the 27th minute before Sara Lawlor equalised for Peamount four minutes later. Fellow U19 international, Siobhán Killeen scored for Raheny just before half time as both Grant and Killeen ensured the victory with further goals in the 46th and 61st minute respectively.

Cork’s Lynsey McKey scored the leagues quickest goal of the season with her opener against Castlebar Celtic in the first minute. Aileen Gilroy responded for Castlebar in the 23rd minute before Shauna Jackson gave the Mayo side the lead in the 31st minute. However, McKey proved to be the hero for Cork with her late equaliser in the dying moments to give Cork their first point of the campaign.  Shamrock Rovers picked up their first point of the campaign with a scoreless draw against Wexford Youths.  Both team's will be delighted to have shored up the number of goals they both conceded in last weeks game. 

Peamount United have the opportunity to get back on track in the Women’s National League next Sunday when they travel to Castlebar  while Wexford Youths host Raheny United and Cork travel to Shamrock Rovers. All games kick-off at 2pm.

Bus Éireann National Women’s League Results

Shamrock Rovers 0-0 Wexford Youths
Cork Womens 2-2 Castlebar Celtic
Raheny United 4-1 Peamount United


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