Peamount United remain four points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity Women's National League after an emphatic 4-0 win over Athlone Town.
With three games remaining, the side knew a win would put them in pole position for the title and they moved in front after just six minutes through Stephanie Roche, who fired home a free-kick after Áine O’Gorman was fouled.
Lucy McCartan soon added a spectacular second for James O’Callaghan’s side and the game was all but done by the interval as Sadhbh Doyle struck a third in the 42nd minute.
Athlone shot-stopper Abbiegayle Ronayne made a number of great saves to keep the score down in the second half, but McCartan was on target again to secure a comfortable win for United.
DLR Waves secured a fourth-placed finish in the table as they defeated Bohemians 1-0.
The only goal of the game arrived 17 minutes from time as substitute Avril Brierley flicked home Kerri Letmon’s cross from the right at the front post.
There was another reason for the hosts to celebrate as defender Louise Corrigan made her long-awaited return from a cruciate injury.
In today’s other clash, Wexford Youths kept their slim title hopes alive as they left Turner’s Cross with a 1-0 win over Cork City.
After a scoreless first half, Sinead Taylor scored the winner for the visitors on the hour mark.
A very special moment in today's win over Bohemian FC as defender Louise Corrigan comes on to make her debut for the club and returns to playing action after 445 days since she suffered an ACL injury 👏🏻— DLRWaves (@DLRWaves) October 16, 2021
Welcome back Louise 🌊 ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/sdF1uJBIed