Wexford put on a second-half master class to beat Shelbourne on Sunday evening to this year’s FAI Women’s Cup.
With a record-breaking attendance of 3,053 fans looking on in Tallaght Stadium, two of the best teams in the country at the moment served up a cup classic as Wexford ran out 3-1 winners.
Kilkenny’s Ellen Molloy was named Player of the Match having had a hand in all three of the Youths goals while Wexford captain Kylie Murphy (Graigecullen) got her name on the scoresheet before going on to lift the cup.
Lynn Marie Grant put Wexford ahead with a lobbed effort over goalkeeper Amanda Budden early on but Shelbourne hit back before half-time through midfielder Ciara Grant. Wexford regained the lead via a deft flick from captain Kylie Murphy before Edel Kennedy fired in a superb goal from distance to seal the win.
It was a case of sweet revenge on the big stage for Wexford too with Shels having edged the Youths at Tolka Park 3-2 last week, again Kylie Muphy on the scoresheet there with both Wexford goals.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport after the game, Molloy says they got what they deserved.
There was some concern for Molloy at the final whistle, breaking through on goal for what could have been a Wexford fourth, the 17-year-old pulled up on the edge of the box with a suspected hamstring injury.
Having been helped off the field to join the celebrations, Molloy will be assessed before linking up with Vera Pauw’s Ireland squad this week.