Wexford Youths captain Kylie Murphy toasted an incredible treble as her team scrapped to a gritty FAI Women's Cup final victory against Peamount United.

Katrina Parrock's first-half volley was enough to settle an absorbing decider at the Aviva Stadium.


Amber Barrett had three penalty claims for Peamount and afterwards remained convinced she should have been awarded at least one, but those decisions went Youths' way and they added the FAI Cup to the League title and National League Shield.

"It's phenomenal," Murphy told RTÉ Sport.

"It's everything we deserved this year. We've slugged it all year long. We put in the work, we put in the effort, and it's nothing less than the girls deserve.

"At the start of the year you want to lift every trophy - to get three out of four is not too bad!

"I can't even put into to words what they're like. It's a family. It's unbelievable to be be able to go up and lift that trophy. It means so much to every one of us. 

"We knew what they were about. They're big, they're strong, powerful, fast. We knew we had to try and manage that as best as we could.

"Credit to them, either one of us could have lifted the trophy. The pressure at the end... oh my God I was so relieved to hear that final whistle."

A "gutted" Barrett admitted she was struggling to take in a bitterly disappointing defeat.

The Ireland striker was her side's biggest threat on a frustrating day, but she was left to rue some major calls going Wexford's way.

"I don't think the chances came for us on the day," she said. "There were a couple of half chances we could have done better with but we didn't. Wexford had one big chance and they took it.

"I thought the first one especially was a penalty. I did ask the referee afterwards about it and she said it was shoulder to shoulder. Unless my shoulder has moved I don't think it was a shoulder to shoulder. 

"It's difficult tot take it all in. I'm not really looking back on it now. I'm just gutted; really, really gutted."