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Date Time League Season
27 March 2021 4:00 pm Women's National League 2021

Match Report

Peamount Edge Close Wexford Encounter

In a battle that really could have gone either way, this game provided chances for both teams to take the spoils and in the end, it was a really terrific strike from Eleanor Ryan-Doyle which proved to be the decider.

In windy conditions at Ferrycarrig Park, both teams started the game strongly. Aine O’Gorman was influential for Peamount down the right hand side, causing Wexford problems. On the opposing side, Aisling Frawley looked very dangerous on the wings and she was denied a goal when through one on one with Reid-Burke.

It really was nip and tuck with very little between both sides. The wind was playing havoc for both teams as many crosses and free-kicks sailed over the crossbar due to the strong wind. 

Peamount United had a penalty claim in the twenty-sixth minute as a shot from Smyth-Lynch was deflected out for a corner. It probably would have been very harsh on the defender who was close to her and had little intention to handle it.

In the thirty-sixth minute, Wexford had a really good chance as Murphy played in Rossiter behind the centre-back with a delightfully weighted pass. However, she seemed to be off balance as she struck the ball and it went just wide of the right hand post. Let off for Peamount! Peamount did look dangerous down the left wing with good interplay throughout the game between Beirne and Smith-Lynch. 

In the second half, both sides continued to play well. Ten minutes in, Peamount had a really great opportunity. It started on the left wing but they calmly kept possession, working it completely from left to right and Lauryn O’Callaghan set up her team-mate Aine O’Gorman in space but unfortunately for Peamount, she failed to connect. Let off for Wexford!

Lauryn O’Callaghan impressed for Peamount in defence and she was adept at intercepting two dangerous attacks from Wexford. Dearbhaile Byrne, on the left hand side of defence, was similarly defiant, making some really good tackles and passes forward to set up attacks on the left.

Then, with five minutes to go, there were two hugely dramatic moments. Firstly, Wexford winger Frawley dribbled strongly down the right and crossed to team-mate Rossiter who was tripped inside the area. The referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Kylie Murphy, but unfortunately for Wexford, she missed.

Then, with their next attack, the impressive 65th-minute substitute, Sadhbh Doyle, placed a through ball behind the defence for Eleanor Ryan-Doyle, who curled a magnificent shot from outside the box into the top right hand corner of the goal. 1-0 Peamount, with only four minutes of regular time to play.

Wexford made some attacking substitutions and tried their best for the remaining time but Peamount held on for a crucial victory on the opening day of the Women’s National League.

  • 90'

    Wexford are throwing the kitchen sink at Peamount.

  • 89'

    Kennedy-Craven Sub.

  • 89'

    Kennedy-Craven Sub.

  • 89'

    Sinnott-Taylor Sub.

  • 89'

    Sinnott-Taylor Sub.

  • 86'

    Fantastic work from the substitute Sadbh Doyle puts Ryan-Doyle in space who curls a lovely shot into the top corner!! 1-0 Peamount.

  • 86'

    Fantastic work from the substitute Sadbh Doyle puts Ryan-Doyle in space who curls a lovely shot into the top corner!! 1-0 Peamount.

  • 86'


  • 84'

    Great work from Wexford down the right hand side from Frawley and Rossiter was tripped inside the area. However, Reid-Burke in goal makes a fantastic save!

  • 84'

    Penalty for Wexford

  • 80'

    A good tackle and pass by Beirne on the left hand side almost puts Ryan Doyle in behind the defence.

  • 75'

    Lauren O'Callaghan has looked solid at the back all game and she makes an important interception to stop a Wexford attack.

  • 75'

    With a quarter of an hour to go here, it is all to play for! Can either side break the deadlock?

  • 72'

    Duggan wins a free outside the area.

  • 68'

    Unfortunately for Wexford, yet again the wind takes control of the ball and it floats over the bar.

  • 68'

    Kylie Murphy has made an impression on this game, winning a free after a strong run down the left wing.

  • 66'

    Kylie Murphy runs in behind the defence but the ball is intercepted. Almost through on goal.

  • 65'

    Roche comes off and Sadbh Doyle enters the fray

  • 65'

    Roche comes off and Sadbh Doyle enters the fray

  • 62'

    A good counter-attack from Peamount as O'Callaghan starts an attack down the right hand side, but the eventual cross from the left floats wide of the Wexford goal.

  • 60'

    Peamount defend the free-kick and head it out for a corner

  • 60'

    Frawley is set free in space down the right wing for Wexford and as she is tackled, she wins a free-kick. Good opportunity for Wexford.

  • 54'

    After really good play by Peamount, working the ball from left to right, a cross from O'Callaghan finds O'Gorman in the box but she does not connect. The best opportunity of the second half so far.

  • 53'

    A lovely step-over from Sinnot frees Beirne down the left wing but the Leitrim woman is dispossessed as she ran forward.

  • 49'

    Ryan-Doyle closed down the Wexford Centre-backs well but her cross from the right hand side goes over the bar.

  • 45'

    And the second half has started

  • 45'

    Half-time here in Wexford. Both sides have had good chances. Rossiter was put through on goal behind the defence but unfortunately for her, Reid-Bourke saved her shot. Peamount have looked dangerous down the left wing with good interplay between Beirne and Smyth-Lynch while O'Gorman and Ryan-Doyle have also looked dangerous at times. All to play for in the second half.

  • 42'

    Stephanie Roche ran slightly too early for the pass of her team-mate, Ryan-Doyle, and is caught offisde.

  • 40'

    The wind is having a huge impact here. Good play down the left between Beirne and Smith-Lynch but unfortunately, her cross is caught by the wind and goes wide.

  • 35'

    Possibly the best chance of the game so far. Murphy plays Rossiter in behind the centre back but as she was slightly off balance, it went wide of the right hand post.

  • 32'

    Good interplay from a number of PEamount players who were calm in possession and they win a free to the left of the box.

  • 32'

    We are past the half-hour mark here and it is a day where the defences are on top so far.

  • 26'

    A good attack finds Smyth-Lynch on the edge of the box and as her shot is deflected for a corner, there were a few shouts for a penalty call but it will be a corner instead.

  • 20'

    Play is held up slightly as Conlon is down after a clash of knees. However, she is ok to continue.

  • 19'

    Wexford win a free on the left wing but the cross is caught by the wind over the bar and doesn't trouble Reid-Burke in goal.

  • 16'

    The incoming free breaks free but the shot is pulled wide

  • 15'

    A good cross-field pass sets Sinnott away on the left, but she is tackled strongly to win a free.

  • 12'

    Good work again by O'Gorman on the right hand side and from her cross, Peamount win a free-kick outside the box. However, O'Gorman's free-kick hits the wall and Wexford counter-attack

  • 10'

    Ten minutes in, and both sides can claim they've had good chances. The wind certainly is playing a factor here.

  • 9'

    Good play by Frawley down the right hand side and wins a corner. Lynne Marie-Grant heads wide from the incoming corner kick.

  • 7'

    Determined play by O'Gorman down the right hand side wins a corner kick for PEamount. A good counter-attack by Wexford finds Frawley in space but the Peamount keeper saves the shot and it is a Wexford corner.

  • 3'

    In Peamount's first attack, a cross from Smyth-Lynch on the left wing is headed over the crossbar by O'Gorman

  • 1'

    Wexford win an early free kick in the first minute but it goes wide.

  • Wexford kick us off here today.

  • Welcome to the commentary of the highly anticipated clash between fierce rivals, Wexford Youths and Peamount United. We are just ten minutes away from kick-off. While you are waiting, feel free to read our preview of the match today.

Wexford Youths

18Ciamh Gray Goalkeeper
3Orlaith Conlon Defender
5Lauren Dwyer Defender
6Kylie Murphy Midfielder
8Edel Kennedy 11 Midfielder
12Ciara Rossiter Defender
15Aisling Frawley Midfielder
16Nicola Sinnott 10 Defender
17Aoibheann Clancy Midfielder
19Lynn Marie Grant Forward
20Ellen Molloy Midfielder 55'
21Maeve Williams Goalkeeper
10Sinead Taylor 16 Forward
11Lynn Craven 8 Defender
14Vanessa Ogbonna Forward
22Fiona Ryan Defender
24Kira Bates Crosbie Midfielder
25Kim Flood Midfielder

Peamount United

23Niamh Reid-Burke Goalkeeper
2Lauryn O’Callaghan Defender
6Lucy McCartan Midfielder
7Megan Smyth-Lynch 22 Forward
10Eleanor Ryan-Doyle Forward 87'
11Aine O’Gorman Forward
14Claire Walsh Defender
16Karen Duggan Midfielder
17Dearbhaile Beirne Defender
20Stephanie Roche 8 Forward 40'
21Della Doherty Midfielder
1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
4Dora Gorman Midfielder
8Sadhbh Doyle 20 Midfielder
9Alannah McEvoy Forward
12Louise Masterson Midfielder
13Tiegan Ruddy Midfielder
22Becky Watkins 7 Forward

Past Meetings

(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

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