Date Time League Season
28 August 2021 6:30 pm Women's National League 2021

Match Report

Wexford hold Peamount to a draw

Wexford Youths’ and Peamount United’s 1-1 draw means the only ones to come away from the game with a win at Ferrycarrig Park are Shelbourne.

Alannah McEvoy’s fifth minute strike was cancelled out by Aoibheann Clancy’s spot kick in the 33rd to send the sides into the break at 1-1 and although the second half saw chances pop up to fruition none of them were to prove decisive on the day.

When table toppers Peamount come to contact with their old arch rivals Wexford the fixture always promises to be a physical battle, and that of course you could credit this game tonight with.

Despite only one yellow card having been awarded throughout the match (Karen Duggan) the visceral reaction the players clearly embodied due to the far reaching importance of the result was no doubt heavily on display.

It took only five minutes for the deadlock to be shattered when McEvoy capitalized on some sloppy defensive slip ups to tap in the opener.

Set pieces were the aim of the day for the home side, looking to utilise them on every opportunity their addition to the scorecard came from the penalty spot.

Synonymous with tenacious fancy footwork, Clancy remained cool, calm and collected to slot away the ball out of reach of Niamh Reid Burke for the equaliser.

While prospects were a plenty throughout the residue of the occasion their conversion and transfer to the scoreline were not so ample.

A share of the spoils - the prize divvied to each of the teams upon the final whistle; the impact is made even more monumental when put in stark contrast to that of the reigning champions’ next clash.

The Reds collected a routine 3-1 victory over Cork City during the day, in essence putting them in the driving seat of the league and in poll position for the significant excursion to come now on Saturday the 11th of September in Greenogue.

  • 90'

    4 additional minutes to come

  • 89'

    Freekick to the Youths in a dangerous area. Molloy takes it but it creeps over. Bates Crosbie in and Lynn Marie Grant off

  • 83'

    Dearbhaile Beirne in for Stephanie Roche

  • 83'

    Dearbhaile Beirne in for Stephanie Roche

  • 81'

    Lynn Marie Grant on, Lynn Craven off

  • 73'

    Becky Watkins in for Peamount. Lauren Kelly makes way

  • 71'

    Good ball into Aine O'Gorman looked certain to come off but was deflected and went out for the goal kick

  • 69'

    Sinead Taylor on for Youths. She replaces Tiegan Lynch

  • 68'


  • 65'

    Peamount cross finds Eleanor Ryan Doyle but she whacks the side netting with her header

  • 62'

    Youths growing more and more into this one, keeping their chances ticking over in the hope they might find another goal

  • 61'

    Doherty chance saved by Peamount's keeper and when the ball fell to Ellen Molloy she skies the ball over. Alanna McEvoy off for Sadbh Doyle

  • 58'

    Wexford showing their attacking prowess increasingly

  • 58'

    Wexford showing their attacking prowess increasingly

  • 57'

    Back in play

  • 54'

    Injury to Edel Kennedy has meant a prolonged stoppage

  • 50'

    Another chance for Rossiter but to no impact

  • 48'

    Rossiter finds space in the box and has a go but it's saved.

  • 45'

    Peas take tip and we're back in play

  • 47'

    Halftime. Sides go into the interval 1-1

  • 45'

    2 minutes added time

  • 43'

    Peamount header veers to the side of the goal and it remains 1-1

  • 39'

    Peamount free finds the gloves of Ciamh Grey

  • 34'

    Yellow card awarded to Karen Duggan for an infringement on Ellen Molloy

  • 34'

    Clancy takes it and slots it away. 1-1

  • 33'

    Super footwork by Wexford allows them into an advanced position. Rossiter brought down in the box and is awarded a penalty!

  • 28'

    Big chance there for Youths is just cleared by Duggan. Could have been the equaliser as it was just metres short

  • 27'

    Approaching the half hour mark the home side have yet another set piece opportunity. Conlon flick on at the end of a Clancy delivery goes straight to Niamh Reid-Burke's hands

  • 26'

    A physical battle so far in Ferrycarrig Park

  • 22'


  • 18'

    As James' O'Callaghan's outfit continue to strive for the 2 goal cushion, McEvoy's lone strike in the 5th minute remains the difference as of yet

  • 15'

    Big set piece here for Wexford. To the left and nearing 40 yards out. Clancy sends it in but it comes to nothing as Peamount get the ball clear

  • 5'

    Goal McEvoy! Just when it looked as if the chance was squandered ALANNAH McEvoy catches the keeper out to tip the ball in after a number of mistakes. Not the prettiest for the Peas but regardless they go 1-0 to the good

  • 5'

    Wexford really adapting to their changed circumstances here and are on top for their efforts in the first 5 minutes. A good crowd in attendance too, lets see do they give them something to cheer about!

  • 2'

    Missing a few big games The Youths are doing well to push forward and mark their intent in these opening stages

  • Underway in this best of the best WNL showcase

  • 10 minutes until kick off at Ferrycarrig Park

  • The teams are in and we're just under a half hour until kick off! There's a debut for Teegan Lynch!

  • Hot form Eleanor Ryan Doyle will aspire to add to her tally of 14 goals this evening, as will Ellen Molloy, Sinead Taylor and Aoibheann Clancy in opposition who will be looking to make up for their skipper’s absence.

  • Today however captain Murphy is suspended and so will miss out on the action, with much deliberation on social media in the lead up as to how the home side are to line up to combat the damage.

  • A 2-2 palindrome affair, Megan Smith-Lynch and Aine O’Gorman netted in the first half for United, Wexford digging themselves out of the hole after the interval via Nicola Sinnott and Kylie Murphy.

  • Last time out the 'Girls in Green' did in fact fall victim to the Slaneysiders, the first match of the year that saw them drop points back in series 10.

  • Currently joint top and runners up in the table respectively, a win would be immense for The Youths as it would claw them back within a point of both Peas and Shelbourne, while a loss for James O’Callaghans’ outfit would severely dash their title hopes and send the Reds ecstatic.

  • The third time the pair come to blows this season, the fixture always yields fireworks and tension, this series 20 meet no different.

  • Wexford Youths may have monumental new billboards all over town but whether they will be the bell of the ball in this WNL titan clash against Peamount United in Ferrycarrig Park this evening remains to be seen (6:30pm). My name is Alanna Cunnane and I'll be bringing you tonight's match coverage

Wexford Youths

18Ciamh Gray Goalkeeper
2Teegan Lynch 10 Midfielder
3Orlaith Conlon Defender
21Della Doherty Midfielder
5Lauren Dwyer Defender
8Edel Kennedy Midfielder
11Lynn Craven 19 Defender
12Ciara Rossiter Defender
16Nicola Sinnott Defender
17Aoibheann Clancy Midfielder 34'
20Ellen Molloy Midfielder
21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
9Katie Law Forward
10Sinead Taylor 2 Forward
19Lynn Marie Grant 24 Forward
22Fiona Ryan Defender
24Kira Bates Crosbie 19 Midfielder
25Emma Walker
25Siun Murphy

Peamount United

6Lucy McCartan Midfielder
16Karen Duggan Midfielder 34'
3Tiegan Ruddy Midfielder
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
9Alannah McEvoy 8 Forward 5'
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
10Eleanor Ryan-Doyle Forward
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
20Stephanie Roche 17 Forward
15Lauren Kealy 18 Defender
1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
7Megan Smyth-Lynch Forward
8Sadhbh Doyle 9 Midfielder
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
16Chloe Moloney Defender
17Dearbhaile Beirne 20 Defender
18Becky Watkins 15 Forward
19Chloe Smullen Defender
21Orlagh Fitzpatrick Forward
22Sarah Power
24Rebekah Carroll Defender
30Summer Lawless Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(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


Ferrycarrig Park
Ferrycarrig Park, Kilpatrick, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Y35 E296, Ireland

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