New Wexford Youths Women's manager Tom Elmes was satisfied with his evening's work as the champions put in a five-star display to comfortably overcome Limerick FC in their Continental Tyres Women's National League opener in Ferrycarrig Park on Saturday.

The Champions have had to wait to cross the white line back into the heat of battle due to the postponement of their first two fixtures because of the inclement weather, but they certainly had the bit between their teeth, with goals from Kylie Murphy, Rianna Jarrett (2), Becky Conroy and Claire O'Riordan earning them an impressive 5-0 win over the Shannonsiders.

Elmes, who scored the first-ever home goal for Wexford Youths in League of Ireland football in a 1-0 win over Cobh Ramblers in 2007, was delighted with the application of his charges and said pretty much everything went to plan.

“It was a great performance from the girls. The start of our season was delayed a couple of weeks but we were raring to go and they showed us exactly what we were looking for in our first game.

"Limerick were well organised and knew what they had to do, but it was our job to break them down. I thought the girls were quite patient in their build up and knew the chances would come. When we did get the chances we had to try to take them as best we could and I think we did that well,” he said.

Taking over at the champions can be a daunting task, with expectations high, but Elmes is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and not setting out any lofty ambitions at this fledgling stage of the season.

“It's all very new to me, so we'll take each game as it comes and prepare for them in the same way. We'll try to win the game that's in front of us and see where that takes us. We'll approach everything with the right attitude and that's all I can ask of them all,” he said.