'We won’t stop until that final whistle' - Corrigan

PEAMOUNT United captain Louise Corrigan insists the Newcastle side have every reason to believe they can undo Wexford Youths again when they meet the champions in this Sunday’s Women’s FAI Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium.

James O’Callaghan’s side already beat Wexford in the League Cup decider in September, and they are enjoying a good run of form heading into this weekend’s showpiece.

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Peamount United captain Louise Corrigan

Indeed, they dished out a 9-1 thrashing to Cork City in their final league match of the season, in which Amber Barrett hit a hat-trick to take her season tally to 30 and secure the Women’s National League Golden Boot for the second straight season.

And she and her team will be hoping that she can maintain their prolific run when they take on Wexford in what Corrigan predicts will be a very exciting encounter.

“It’s always been very tight between these two teams,” she told The Echo. “We beat them in the league cup and the following week they beat us in the league.

“They [Wexford] will be going into Sunday’s match as favourites. They have the experience, the strength and physicality. They have four league titles under their belt and they’re no strangers to the Aviva.

“But we shouldn’t be underestimated. We have beaten them in the League Cup and while their physicality is a challenge to us, we have technically talented players who can get around that- not saying that they don’t have technically gifted players too. They have the titles to show that.

“But we’ve been peaking in the run-up to this final. We’ve had really solid wins in our last few games and we beat Cork 9-1 in our final match, so there’s a very positive atmosphere in the team and a real togetherness there.

“Winning that cup on Sunday would be a huge achievement for everyone at the club and, in our minds there’s no reason why we can’t go and beat Wexford.

“It’s happened a few times against them that we tend to go behind before half time and then, after a chat with the management and coaching staff at halftime, we come back.

“We don’t stop and we give 100 percent to the end. It’ll be a case of blood, sweat and tears but we won’t stop until that final whistle,” she insisted.

Likewise Peamount manager James O’Callaghan believes his side have the potential to make it a cup double this season, saying “We’re in good form. We’re peaking at the right time.

“The players seem fresh and there’s a good togetherness about the squad, they just can’t wait for the final to come now.”

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