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Wonderful scenes in Ferrycarrig Park as Wexford claim third Women's National League title

Laura Heffernan’s side had to beat leaders Peamount United to be crowned champions.

WEXFORD YOUTHS HAVE been crowned Women’s National League champions for the third time in four years after a dramatic final-day, winner-takes-all clash against Peamount United at Ferrycarrig Park.

The penultimate round of results meant leaders Peamount headed into the game needing just a draw to secure a first championship since 2012 while second-placed Wexford – one point back – had to go for the jugular.

It was tense and tight for the opening period but, just before the break, Emma Hansberry put the home side in front with a terrific finish.

Peamount pushed to try and find an equaliser however, midway through the second-half, Rianna Jarrett doubled Wexford’s lead and the home fans dared to dream.

And Laura Heffernan’s side dug in their heels for the remainder of the game and held on for a famous 2-0 victory.

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