Champions Raheny United were given a real scare by DLR Waves in a tense Bus Éireann Women’s National League encounter at Jackson Park on Saturday before prevailing 3-2
Larry Mahony's DLR took the lead through a Michelle Dunne header from a free-kick just ten minutes into the tie, but Raheny equalised through Noelle Murray after the ball wasn't cleared from a free-kick midway through the first half.
United took the lead late in the first half when Caroline Thorpe won a penalty after a challenge by Dunne which Rebecca Creagh converted.
Raheny extended that lead early in the second half when Katie McCabe's deflected effort found the net, but DLR responded and came close when they hit the crossbar through Ashling Byrne.
Mags Doyle made it 3-2 when she found the net with a header, but had their keeper to thank when she palmed away a glancing header in the dying seconds.
Beaten FAI Umbro Cup finalists Castlebar were in prolific mood in Cork as they secured a 5-0 victory at Bishopstown.
Katie Walsh put Celtic ahead from a free-kick after 12 minutes and the second Castlebar goal came midway through the half when Maz Sweeney won a penalty and scored it herself.
Aviva Stadium goal heroine Emma Mullin showed her quality with two goals.
She made it 3-0 with a header about eight minutes into second half and then added a fourth not long after.
Danielle Caldwell got the fifth goal with her first touch as a player in the league.
Peamount saw off Shamrock Rovers 3-1, despite the Hoops grabbing an early lead.
Laura Chambers scored with a free-kick from 25 yards out, but a penalty from YouTube sensations Stephanie Roche meant it was all-square at the interval.
Ruth Comerford made it 2-1 early in the second half, before Roche scored again to seal the victory.
Wexford Youths beat Galway WFC 4-2 at Ferrycarrig Park.
The home side took the lead in the 11th minute through Julia Testrop, but were denied the opportunity to lead at the break when Susie Cunningham levelled for Galway WFC in the 42nd minute.
Edel Kennedy restored Wexford's lead in the 53rd minute, while drama followed less than a minute later when Galway were awarded a penalty-kick, but Sinead Taylor failed to convert the opportunity.
Galway did level in the 61st minute through Lynsey McKey, but just four minutes later Youths regained their lead through Amy Walsh. Jessica Gleeson converted a 90th minute penalty to wrap up the three points for the home side.