Champions Raheny United ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over DLR Waves on Saturday to stay in pole position in the Bus Éireann Women’s National League.

Rebecca Creagh had given the Pandas a first-half lead on a bitterly cold night from the penalty spot.

Catherine Cronin grabbed a brace to extend that lead to 3-0 midway through the second half before Clare Shine added a fourth. Sylvia Gee headed one back for DLR late on.

Second-placed Peamount United were in action today and secured an emphatic 6-2 victory over Shamrock Rovers at the AUL Complex, with Aine O'Gorman, Julie-Ann Russell and Stephanie Roche all scoring doubles for the Peas, who led 3-0 at the break.

A Rovers player collapsed before the game and was taken to hospital by ambulance for assessment so kick-off was delayed.

Grainne Walsh scored twice in the second half for the Hoops as the home side produced a solid display to get back in the tie.

Elsewhere, Castlebar Celtic ran out 4-0 winners over Cork Women's FC to stay in third spot. Aoife Brennan bagged two for the westerners while Marie Gallagher-Bones. Lauren Bowles and Katie Walsh also found the net for Celtic.

Meanwhile, Galway WFC beat Wexford Youths Women's AFC in a keenly contested encounter at Eamonn Deacy Park. The only goal for the home side came from a Sinead Taylor penalty on 75 minutes.