Wexford Youths celebrate record fourth Women's National League title

Sun, Oct 21 2018

McKenna Davidson of Wexford Youths celebrates with teammates. Credit: Hugh de Paor

Wexford Youths have been been crowned Women's National League champions after they sealed back-to-back titles with a game to spare with a 3-0 win over Cork City.

Youths went into the penultimate series of games knowing three points would guarantee the title regardless of how Shelbourne got on against Limerick the following day.

And the result was never really in doubt as early goals from Katrina Parrock and Emma Hansberry sent Wexford on their way before Lauren Dwyer put the icing on the cake in the final minute.

The result lifted Wexford seven points clear of Shelbourne, who cut the deficit back to four points with a 6-0 hammering of Limerick on Sunday afternoon.

Youths have no lifted the Women's National League a record four times, Peamount and Shelbourne having won once apiece.

And they could go one step further in two weeks' time and add the FAI Cup to their armoury as they take on Peamount United in a repeat of the WNL Cup final, which the Peas won 2-1.