DLR WAVES 2 GALWAY WFC 1
Substitute Katie Malone's 88th minute strike ensured DLR Waves earned a vital victory at the UCD Bowl.
It was a bitterly disappointing finish for Galway WFC, who had battled back following the concession of a first half goal to level late on.
Kate Mooney's 15th minute effort steered DLR Waves ahead, but Galway did go close on the stroke of half time.
Teenager Kate Slevin was thwarted by a good save from DLR Waves goalkeeper Eve Badana.
Rachel Kearns' fifth goal in three games in the 78th minute restored parity.
In the dying embers a Galwegian defensive lapse was ruthlessly punished by Malone as a promising DLR Waves outfit prevailed.
GALWAY WFC: Zajc; Fox, McCarthy, Moloney; Cormican, Kinnevey; O'Flaherty, Slevin, Brennan, McKey; Kearns.