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Wexford Youths settle for a point against Cork City in Women's Premier Division

Wexford Youths settle for a point against Cork City in Women's Premier Division
Wexford Youths after draw with Cork City at Ferrycarrig Park

Stephen Quinn's Wexford Youths missed the opportunity to climb to fifth place in the Women's Premier Division yesterday evening, as Cork City left with a point following a one-all draw.

In perfect playing conditions in Wexford, the home side could not make it six points from six against the Munster outfit, as Danny Murphy's group remained resolute.


Wexford began the brighter of the two sides, with Rianna Jarrett coming close to breaking the deadlock after seven minutes of play.


Ceola Bergin was impressive on her debut, and her consistent attacking threat caused a continuous threat.

Quinn's side did make their early pressure pay when the in-form Emily Corbet finished a sublime passage of individual play to hammer home after 21 minutes.


Wexford continued to press for a second and came close through Corbet and Jarrett on two occasions.

Approaching half-time, the visitors levelled against the run of play, with Shaunagh McCarthy stunning the home crowd after 41 minutes.

The second half was dominated by the women from the South East, with Jarrett somehow not finding the back of the net.

Several other opportunities fell to Freya De Mange and Kylie Murphy, but Abby McCarthy stood tall in the Cork net throughout.

The game ended 1-1, with Wexford sitting in sixth position and eleven points off leaders Peamount.

Next is a trip to Dublin on Saturday, June 10, for a meeting with rivals Shelbourne.

Youths manager Stephen Quinn will feature on SportsBeat Xtra this Saturday from 5:30 pm.


Avenir Sports All-Island Cup Group Stage fixtures are confirmed!

The Group Stage fixture for the Avenir Sports All-Island Cup has been confirmed, with Wexford placed alongside familiar opponents.

Full fixture details are below,  with the action kicking off on Saturday, June 17.

Group A | Athlone Town, Galway United, Linfield, Shelbourne
Group B | Glentoran, Peamount United, Shamrock Rovers, Wexford Youths
Group C | Bohemians, Cliftonville, Derry City, Sligo Rovers
Group D | Cork City, Crusaders, DLR Waves, Treaty United


Match Day 1: Saturday, June 17: Glentoran v Wexford Youths. 5:00 pm, Blanchflower Stadium.

Match Day 2: Saturday, June 24: Wexford Youths v Shamrock Rovers. 6:00 pm, Ferrycarrig Park.

Match Day 3: Saturday, July 1: Peamount United v Wexford Youths. 2:00 pm, PRL Park.


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