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Watch: Cup Final Ends In Controversy As Peamount Denied Late Penalty

Watch: Cup Final Ends In Controversy As Peamount Denied Late Penalty

Wexford Youths completed their quest for a treble today with a 1-0 victory over Peamount United in the FAI Women’s Cup final at the Aviva Stadium, but it was the ending that will have the runners-up with cause for frustration.

Katrina Parrock's expertly converted first-half goal after a slick touch and twist proved decisive. Quick reactions allowed the Wexford star to control a flicked on header before dispatching past Naoisha McAloon.

However, referee Vicki McEnery twice decided against a strong penalty claim for James O'Callaghan's side.

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Speaking to RTE after the game, a disappointed O'Callaghan felt aggrieved at the decisions: "There is a couple of decisions that could have gone our way that would have made a big difference in the game. We probably just didn't have the luck on the day. I thought it was two blatant penos."

Amber Barrett was similarly irked by the call.

I did think it was a penalty. I did ask the referee after and she said it was shoulder to shoulder, I don't know unless my shoulder has moved I don't think it was shoulder to shoulder.

Katrina Parrock was deservedly awarded play of the match to complete a stunning year for player and club.

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Maurice Brosnan

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