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16-year-old Ireland international Whelan on target as Shelbourne book League Cup final spot

Shelbourne and Wexford Youths both booked their place in the League Cup final on Saturday.

Emily Whelan opened the scoring at Tolka Park on Saturday.
Emily Whelan opened the scoring at Tolka Park on Saturday.

GOALS FROM SEANA COOKE and Emily Whelan helped Shelbourne overcome Peamount United 2-1 on Saturday to book their place in the 2019 Só Hotels Women’s National League Cup final.

Dave Bell’s side fought back in the second half after Eleanor Ryan Doyle put League Cup holders Peamount ahead at Tolka Park.

16-year-old Whelan, who made her senior Ireland against Poland last October, levelled proceedings in Dublin before Cooke struck again with 15 minutes remaining.

The Reds will now take on last year’s Women’s National League and FAI Cup double winners Wexford Youths in the final, after Tom Elmes’ Youths side also booked their final spot on Saturday.

Rianna Jarrett grabbed a double in their semi-final against Limerick, while Edel Kennedy, Blessing Kingsley and Vanessa Ogbonna were all on target too as Wexford secured a comprehensive 5-0 victory at Ferrycarrig Park.

Elsewhere on Saturday in the Women’s National League, Galway WFC secured a 3-2 victory over Kilkenny as they keep pace on the top three. Goals from Sadhbh Doyle and Ailbhe Clancy saw the hosts go 2-0 ahead at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Kilkenny clawed it back, however, thanks to Tara Doyle and an equaliser from Zara Lawless. The three points would be Galway’s though, with Doyle striking again with her second of the game late on in the five-goal thriller.

Women’s National League Cup semi-final:

  • Shelbourne 2-1 Peamount United
  • Wexford Youths 5-0 Limerick

Women’s National League:

  • Galway WFC 3-2 Kilkenny

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