Peamount United made light work of Shelbourne in a 6-1 rout at Tolka Park to overtake their Dublin rivals at the top of the Women's National League.

The reigning champions started as they meant to go on, taking an early lead against a Shels side who held a one-point advantage over them in the table before kick-off after five wins and a draw from their opening six games.

Lucy McCartan netted after three minutes on her first Peamount start of the season, before Eleanor Ryan-Doyle doubled their lead before the break.

Stephanie Roche scoring the third

Republic of Ireland international Stephanie Roche extended Peamount's lead in the second half with a brace, before Ryan-Doyle scored her second of the day to make it 5-0 with the game now well and truly out of Shelbourne's reach.

But Shels did pull one back through Jess Gargan following a set piece. However, Peamount were not finished at the other end and captain and Ireland international Aine O'Gorman notched their sixth as they leapfrogged Saturday's opponents to go two points clear at the top of the table.

Galway WFC took all three points at home to Treaty United at Eamonn Deacy Park to keep up their chase of the top three, with Chloe Singleton finding the net just before half-time.

In the third of the day's games, Cork City earned a 2-1 win at Wexford Youths

Saoirse Noonan put Cork in front on ninr minutes before Kylie Murphy equalised for the hosts three minutes later.

But Éabha O'Mahony found the top corner with an excellent strike from long range in the first half to score what proved to be Cork's winner.

The late kick-off saw DLR Waves run out comfortable 4-1 winners away at Athlone Town.

Katie Malone, Catherine Cronin and Ally O Keefe found the net for the Waves along with an Athlone own goal, while Kaitlyn Keogh's 48th minute equaliser proved to be a consolation for the hosts.