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There were some super goals as unbeaten Shelbourne wrapped up the double last night

A 3-1 win over UCD Waves saw them clinch the WNL title for the first time and add it to their recent Womens FAI Cup victory.

SHELBOURNE LADIES WERE crowned Womens National League (WNL) champions at Morton Stadium last night after going the whole season unbeaten.

The Dublin club only needed a draw from their penultimate league fixture at home to fellow title rivals UCD Waves, but did it in style by claiming a 3-1 victory.

Siobhan Killeen opened the scoring just before half-time — chipping the Waves goalkeeper from the edge of the box — before Alex Kavanagh doubled their advantage with a wonderful finish on 79 minutes.

Shels 1-0 Source: Twitter/FAI_WNL

Shels 2-0 Source: Twitter/FAI_WNL

UCD substitute Naimi Chemaou pulled one back second before the clock struck 90 minutes, but Noelle Murray made sure of the three points with a terrific lob from distance in injury-time.

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Shels 3-0 Source: Twitter/FAI_WNL

Shels 3-1 Source: Twitter/FAI_WNL

It’s the first time Shels, who merged with former champions Raheny United in 2015, have lifted the WNL trophy and their triumph, with a game to spare, ends Wexford Youths’ two-year dominance.

Mark Leavy’s side also defeated Youths 5-0 in the Women’s FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium last month.

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