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Becky Cassin from Rathdrum.

Becky Cassin from Rathdrum.

Becky Cassin from Rathdrum.

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Becky Cassin’s third goal of the season was not enough for Cork City to avoid losing 2-1 to Wexford Youths, who had Aoife Mohan on the bench, in the Women’s National League.

The Rathdrum native, who possesses something of a penchant for wonder goals, added to her collection with a scorching right-footed drive that fired into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner.

That goal brought the Leesiders level at 1-1 following Ellen Molly’s opener, but Cork could not kick on from there, as Emma Walker’s subsequent goal handed Wexford the spoils of the points.

Elsewhere in the Women’s National League, Aine O’Gorman and Alannah McEvoy started as Peamount Utd lost further ground in the title race to defending champions Shelbourne after suffering a shock 1-0 loss to Athlone Town.

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In the men’s Premier Division, Chris Lyons was a second-half substitute as Drogheda Utd lost 1-0 to Shelbourne, leaving them three shy of the relegation zone.

In the First Division, it was a topsy turvy week for Longford Town. First, Gary Cronin’s men beat Athlone Town 2-1, with Dylan Barnett starting and Joe Power being brought on off the bench.

A few days later, however, they drew 0-0 with Treaty Utd, during which, once again, Barnett started, and Power was brought on in the second half.

Bray Wanderers also found themselves held to a draw by Treaty Utd in the First Division this past weekend. Keith Dalton and Callum Thompson were brought on as subs, while Enda Douglas, Stephen McGuinness and Karl Manahan were unused substitutes in the 2-2 draw.

Over in Scotland, Claire Walsh started as Glasgow City capped off their league season with a 0-0 draw at Hibernian.

Finally, Daire O’Connor will stay at Ayr United after signing a new, one-year contract with The Honest Men in the Scottish Championship.


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