Wexford Youths retain FAI Cup

Photograph courtesy- Wexford Youths Twitter

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Kylie Murphy’s second-half strike saw Wexford Youths retain their Só Hotels FAI Women’s Cup, this afternoon, in the Aviva, as they defeated arch-rivals, Peamount Utd, 3-2.

Wexford had a dream start in the 3rd minute, Lauren Kelly’s shot from outside the box totally deceived Niamh Reid-Burke, and left the Peamount keeper flat-footed, 1-0 Youths.

The game was all square after 32 minutes as Karen Duggan’s long-range effort found its way to the back of the net. Two minutes later the defending champions were back in front, again, courtesy of Lauren Kelly’s well-placed shot.

Peamount again squared the game in the 7th minute of the second half, but 12 minutes later, captain, Kylie Murphy, got on the end of a well-worked move to put Wexford back in front for the third time.

Two-goal hero, Lauren Kelly, was awarded the “Player Of The Match”.

Peamount United

Niamh Reid-Burke; Lauryn O’Callaghan (Niamh Barnes 68), Louise Corrigan, Claire Walsh, Dearbhaile Beirne; Lucy McCartan (Naima Chemaou 55), Karen Duggan, Niamh Farrelly, Aine O’Gorman (capt), Megan Smyth-Lynch Eleanor Ryan-Doyle

Wexford Youths Women

Ciamh Dollard; Lynn Craven, Nicola Sinnott, Lauren Dwyer, Orlaith Conlon; Kylie Murphy (capt), Edel Kennedy, Aisling Frawley (Blessing Kingsley 85), Ciara Rossiter (McKenna Davidson 61); Rianna Jarrett, Lauren Kelly

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