Wexford Youths' push to close the gap on Peamount United at the top of the table in the So Hotels Women's National League continued to move in the right direction as they defeated DLR Waves 3-0.

Katrina Parrock opened the scoring after nine minutes with a close range header, Ciara Delaney doubled their lead straight after the break and added a third five minutes later.

Earlier, Shelbourne earned a comprehensive 8-1 win over Kilkenny in Tolka Park to keep the pressure on at the top of the table.

The win moved Dave Bell's side to second place but only for a short time as Wexford Youths moved back to second with their win over DLR Waves.

Emily Whelan opened the scoring for Shelbourne on the half hour mark, then Carla McManus equalised for Kilkenny.

From there it was all one way traffic, Alex Kavanagh scored a quick-fire hat-trick, Noelle Murray got a brace, Whelan scored her second and Jessica Ziu added the final goal.

Elsewhere, Galway earned a 3-0 win over Limerick thanks to goals from Lynsey McKey, Chloe Singleton and Sinead Donovan.

They opened the scoring after six minutes when McKey found the net,. The second goal came just after the restart, Singleton who was in the right place at the right time to finish to the net.

Ten minutes later the home side added a third, Singleton fed Donovan who tapped the ball to the net to secure three points for her side.