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Bus Éireann Women's National League round-up

Updated: Sunday, 18 Nov 2012 19:16 | Comments

Wexford Youths' Edel Kennedy (r) celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Raheny Clare Conlon of Wexford Youths gets to the ball ahead of Mary Waldron
Wexford Youths' Edel Kennedy (r) celebrates scoring the first goal of the game against Raheny Clare Conlon of Wexford Youths gets to the ball ahead of Mary Waldron

This weekend’s Bus Éireann Women’s National League fixtures were tragically overshadowed by the death of Jeremy Dee, a member of the Castlebar Celtic coaching staff.

The fixture between Shamrock Rovers and Castlebar Celtic was postponed as a mark of respect.

Meanwhile, leaders Peamount United beat Cork Women's FC 7-2 at Turners Cross.

The in-form Dubliners were in control throughout an action packed contest with Sara Lawlor delivering another polished performance.

Lawlor bagged four goals for a rampant Peamount outfit, who continue to produce quality attacking football.

Though Cork Women's FC were gritty initially, Peamount broke the deadlock in the 10th minute courtesy of a Lawlor goal.

Peamount doubled their advantage on 19 when Lawlor provided an opportunistic finish as the Dubliners were in the groove.

The Leesiders then responded with a neat strike from Lynsey McKey on 22 minutes, but five minutes later Lawlor completed her hat-trick for Peamount.

Six minutes after the restart Chloe Mustaki nudged Peamount further ahead and the Munster women were swept away.

Solene Barbance (54), Stephanie Roche(61), and Lawlor (69) all rattled the Cork net to give Peamount a six-goal cushion.

In the 76th minute Claudia Hunter nicked a consolation for Cork, who had been outclassed by an excellent Peamount.

At Morton Stadium, Raheny United and Wexford Youths divided the spoils following a hard fought 1-1 draw.

Edel Kennedy guided the visitors in front in the 22nd minute, but seconds before half-time Raheny were back on terms.

Mary Waldron's smashing effort had Raheny level and from then on it was tight and tense with chances crafted by both sides.

Raheny probed in the closing stages, but Wexford defended with admirable determination to leave the capital with a point.

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