Sunday 3 November
Peamount United v Wexford Youths Women FC, Aviva Stadium, kick-off 12.05pm.

TV
Peter Collins presents live coverage of the women's final on RTÉ 2 and worldwide on the RTÉ Player from 11.45am, with the men’s Cup final to follow at 3.40pm.

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Live blogs on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 11.45am on Sunday.

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Giants collide for second consecutive year on Lansdowne Road 

Peamount United and Wexford Youths meet in the Cup showdown for a second successive year at the Aviva Stadium, but both sides arrive with contrasting recent back stories in comparison to 12 months ago.

Katrina Parrock’s first-half winner for Wexford sealed a domestic treble in 2018, while this time around it is Peamount who will travel to Dublin 4 as league champions having wrapped up the title last weekend, with Wexford hoping to spoil the party.

"We were really disappointed with last year," Republic of Ireland international Aine O'Gorman told RTÉ Sport.

"It’s a completely different experience. We didn’t adapt to the game as quick as we should."

Not surprisingly, Wexford captain Kylie Murphy is hoping her team can draw on last year’s performance for inspiration.

Few chances were created, but they claimed the one and only goal of the game.

"It came down to one chance. It’s mad," she said.

"To lift the trophy was an unbelievable experience. It was incredible. Words can’t even describe it."

O’Gorman admits that wrapping up the league will give her team-mates an extra boost, but settling into the game is paramount.

A record crowd is being mooted for Sunday’s final, and failure to deal with the nerves of a cup final is something Peamount are looking to rectify.

"It was a great experience for us being here and realising how big the pitch is, so we are hoping to use that to our advantage this year," O'Gorman added. 

"We were a little unfortunate the way we conceded and we didn’t convert our chances. We are looking to reverse that this year and use a little composure.

"We want to go out and enjoy the occasion and hopefully come out with the right result."

The holders are acutely aware of what awaits them on the hallowed turf on Lansdowne Road.

Goals from O'Gorman and Megan Smyth-Lynch sealed Peamount's 2-0 semi-final win over Shelbourne and Murphy is relishing the challenge.

"We know a good bit about them, as they do about us," she said.

"They are an incredible team and will be very hard to beat. They are going to be high on life after winning the league last weekend. It’s going to be a good battle between two good teams."

And it will be a a battle played out in front of a growing fan base. A record crowd watched Ireland secure a 3-2 win over Ukraine in the Euro 2021 European Championship qualifying campaign and O’Gorman hopes the feel-good factor continues on Sunday.

"It’s important to get as many people in as we can to watch," she said. Hopefully ourselves and Wexford can put on good display and make everyone want to keep coming to watch."

"No matter how many times you play here, whether you have won or lost, it’s a huge occasion," Murphy added.

"You are walking out to family, friends and supporters. It gets you every time and it is about focusing the nerves as quickly as you can and getting that first touch."

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