Date Time League Season
9 October 2021 4:00 pm FAI Women's Cup 2021

Match Report

Murphy magic as Wexford secure final berth

Both captains netted in a thrilling encounter between Wexford Youths and Peamount United this afternoon, some Kylie Murphy magic manoeuvring the away side into the FAI Cup final after extra time.

Substitute Lynn Marie Grant supplementing the skipper’s brace, they eclipsed the WNL leaders 3-1 and will now face Shelbourne to decide the ultimate winners on November 21st.

Always anticipated to be a tight affair, the stalemate was only broken 10 minutes before the interval. Youths having caused havoc in the box located Murphy who stitched the ball into the back of the net at the end of a Ciara Rossiter corner.

Throughout the rest of the game Dearbhaile Beirne proved a massive asset to the Girls In Green nipping a lot of Wexford’s exploits in the bud, while Della Doherty excelled against her former club and Teegan Lynch created chaos in midfield.

80 minutes in tensions rose beyond doubt with all of Peas’s effort exploited in going forward. While Lauren Kelly, Alannah McEvoy and Stephanie Roche all came close, they were all to no avail.

Just when it looked as if they were home and hosed Aine O’Gorman put away the equaliser in the 1 minute after regulation time to prolong the game.

Two 10 minute halves were to follow and the action only intensified from there.

Wexford then came back with vigor, Murphy scoring her second in the 91st with 

Grant capping things off in the 98th.

Nicola Sinnott’s yellow card for an impeachment on McEvoy who was clean through may be disputed after the proceedings, but it was time that was United’s biggest enemy in the second half.

Ellen Molloy could have added insult to injury in the closing seconds when Niamh Ried Burke came off her line to suffocate another avenue attack, but the ball veered just inches wide.

Seeing as Galway were handed a narrow defeat by The Reds earlier in the day, it’s to be a different cup winner than league victor this year which will be decided by second and third place runners of the WNL.

  • 110'

    Full time. Wexford go to the final 3-1 winners

  • 110'

    Ellen Molloy misses an open goal as Niamh Ried Burke is caught out from her goal

  • 110'

    Ellen Molloy misses an open goal as Niamh Ried Burke is caught out from her goal

  • 108'

    Sub for Wexford. Brace scorer Murphy off, Lynn Craven replaces her

  • 104'

    Yellow card for O'Callaghan

  • 103'

    Time may be The Peas's biggest enemy here, 2 goal gulf to overcome within the 7 remaining minutes

  • 100'

    Second half of ET underway

  • 100'

    Halftime in ET as the split is only 10 minutes! Wexford 3-1 up

  • 98'

    Lynn Marie Grant sees Wexford go 3-1 to the good

  • 96'

    Shot on for Roche but it heads wide

  • 92'

    Yellow card for Sinnot who brought down McEvoy as she was through on goal

  • 91'

    GOAL Wexford! Kylie Murphy for her second

  • 90'

    First half of extra time started

  • 94'

    Full time has come to a close. It'll be extra time that yields us a result this evening

  • 94'

    Sadhbh Doyle strike blocked by last ditch Wexford defending

  • 91'

    Aine O'Gorman with the equaliser!

  • 90'

    Taylor yellow carded

  • 88'

    Last two minutes now! At the moment 1-0 Wexford. Roche effort nearly comes off their but the scoreline remains as so

  • 85'

    Chloe Moloney down for treatment

  • 85'

    Kelly shot drifts wide

  • 82'

    Goal kick Wexford

  • 81'

    Beirne off Watkins on for Peas. Rossiter makes way for Taylor for Wexford

  • 80'

    Tensions rising in Greenogue as we're into the final 10 minutes of this one

  • 79'

    Corner taken quickly by Peas

  • 76'

    Wexford swap Lynch for Lynn Marie Grant

  • 73'

    Kelly shot picked up by Gray

  • 72'

    Conlon gets a touch on a McEvoy bullet and its a corner to Peas

  • 69'

    Lucy McCartan off, Lauren Kelly on

  • 68'

    A bit of confusion in the box there but no goal comes out of it

  • 67'

    Rossiter shot sees a corner for Youths

  • 65'

    Rossiter tips the ball over the crossbar and its a Peas kick out

  • 60'

    Clancy long range strike has calls for handball fluttering through the Wexford bench but to no avail. Comes out for a Peas counter but Clancy picks up a yellow for her late tackle on Moloney

  • 57'

    Bernie again doing really well to come across and defend a Wexford attack

  • 56'

    Wexford corner yields another corner!

  • 53'

    Molloy to Lynch on the 6 yard box but great save by Niamh Ried Burke to ensure it remains 1-0

  • 53'

    Corner Wexford

  • 42'

    Doyle shot out for a wide ball and Wexford goal kick

  • 50'

    Beirne stamps out Molloy's attack there

  • 47'

    Roche shot off on the edge of the box but Youths clear the danger

  • 47'

    Ellen Molloy takes a free kick but its off the wall

  • 45'

    Both teams ready to go again and we're off!

  • 45'

    Halftime. 1-0 Wexford thus far

  • 43'

    Murphy whips the ball into Rossiter but it trails over the endline

  • 41'

    Into the final few minutes before the break now

  • 39'

    Freekick Peas near the halfway line, O'Gorman takes

  • 37'

    Classy run by Rossiter sees her one on one with the keeper but Ried Burke saves

  • 35'

    Rossiter takes the corner and it\'s a goal for Peamount! Kylie Murphy with the touch

  • 34'

    Bit of the pace that we saw in the opening exchanges having been zapped in this one. Maybe it will resurface before the break. Just their a big save by Ried Burke at the end of a Ciara Rossiter shot keeps the score at 0-0

  • 32'

    O'Gorman sends a curled attempt but its greeted with a fist from Gray

  • 29'

    Big save from Burke! Wexford were in there but are denied the opening goal with a fantastic stop

  • 27'

    Freekick to Youths, Clancy and Rossiter over it

  • 26'

    Burke grabs a solid hold of Rossiter's cross

  • 25'

    Roche plays in Doyle but just like the chance the ball bumbles away from the goals

  • 24'

    O'Gorman adding her name to the wides tally there

  • 24'

    Doyle tears down the wing and gets Beirne involved. Dohety's block leads to a throw in

  • 22'

    McCartan opportunity is just inches wide

  • 19'

    Claims of handball from Wexford but no joy and it's another corner for them

  • 17'

    Conlon with the long range effort but it veers wide

  • 16'

    Youths with a good passage of play before its interrupted by Beirne

  • 13'

    First corner of the game. Peamount have McEvoy to take

  • 13'

    O'Gorman seeks Roche in the box but she can't quite locate her

  • 12'

    Wexford playing high up on Peas here

  • 11'

    McEvoy chases down the ball but Doherty leads the ball to safety

  • 9'

    Clancy plays a through ball but its collected by the Peas defence

  • 6'

    Some nice personal skill by Lynch sees Wexford in with a chance, Molloy releasing a shot

  • 4'

    Edel Kennedy's play down the left wing sees a goal kick for Peamount

  • 1'

    McCartan forces Gray to make a save but she deals with it as she rockets the ball clear

  • 1'

    McEvoy plays a good ball into the box but it ends in a free kick out to Wexford

  • Underway at 5 past the hour!

  • It would appear things are running a touch behind schedule in PLR Park but we'll let you know as soon as the actions start

  • Teams are in ! Around 20 minutes until kick off!

  • A repeat of 2019 and 2018’s ultimate finals, Youths came out on top on both occasions but the last time the pair met in the league it was a different story. There a 2-2 draw was witnessed in August, tipping a hat to just how close the tie today is expected to be.

  • Peamount having had six different goalscorers in their last outing will aspire to just prolong their class, Sadhbh Doyle, Aine O’Gorman, Stephanie Roche, Alannah McEvoy, Becky Watkins and Lauren Kealy all bidding to add consecutive score card tallies to their records.

  • They’ll be hoping for big appearances from the WNL’s joint second top scorer Ellen Molloy, as well as other contributors like captain Kylie Murphy and the perilous threats of Ciara Rossiter and Aoibheann Clancy.

  • The Youths having fallen short on the title race front however will have invested heavily into the concept of a cup run and will be gunning to shock the league leaders into exit today.

  • To get to this point in the cup United took on the very opposition they faced in that series, Treaty falling short 2-0 in Jackman Park, as Wexford ran out 3-1 victors over Athlone Town at the start of September.

  • Antithesis in terms of their most recent results in the Women’s National League, The Peas racked up the highest score in this year’s season putting 10 past Treaty United. The Youths on the other hand fell victim to a determined Galway side, ending their previous long term unbeaten streak.

  • The Girls in Green the current holders, a win would set them on their way to their third title in their history, while if their opposition make it to the final and triumph they will have four such trophies to their name.

  • Old foes come to a head this afternoon in the Women’s FAI Cup semi-finals as Peamount United host Wexford Youths at PRL Park (4pm). My name is Alanna Cunnane and I'll be bringing you today's match commentary.

Peamount United

23Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
17Dearbhaile Beirne 18 Defender
24Rebekah Carroll Defender
16Chloe Moloney Defender
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
9Alannah McEvoy Forward
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
6Lucy McCartan 15 Midfielder
11Aine O’Gorman Forward 91'
8Sadhbh Doyle Midfielder
20Stephanie Roche Forward
1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
3Tiegan Ruddy Midfielder
7Megan Smyth-Lynch Forward
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
15Lauren Kealy 6 Defender
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
Summer Lawless Goalkeeper
18Becky Watkins 17 Forward
19Chloe Smullen Defender
21Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
22Sarah Power

Wexford Youths

18Ciamh Gray Goalkeeper
2Teegan Lynch 19 Midfielder
3Orlaith Conlon Defender
21Della Doherty Midfielder
5Lauren Dwyer Defender
6Kylie Murphy 11 Midfielder 35', 91'
8Edel Kennedy Midfielder
12Ciara Rossiter 10 Defender
16Nicola Sinnott Defender 92'
28Aoibheann Clancy Midfielder 60'
20Ellen Molloy Midfielder
21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
10Sinead Taylor 12 Forward 89'
11Lynn Craven 6 Defender
19Lynn Marie Grant 2 Forward 98'
22Fiona Ryan Defender
24Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Series 19)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

(Series 10)
Women's National League
PRL Park

(Series 1)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

(Series 5 - Group 1)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park

(Semi Final)
FAI Women's Cup
Ferrycarrig Park

(Series 6)
Women's National League
Ferrycarrig Park


PRL Park
Club House, College Road, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole ED, County Dublin, Leinster, D24 R9YX, Ireland

Alanna is currently pursuing her studies in journalism at Dublin City University and writes regularly for her local media outlets in Sligo.