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Monday 16 July 2018

Irish women sink Slovaks in Senec

Irish captain Katie McCabe
Irish captain Katie McCabe

So far so good for Colin Bell's Ireland women as they continued the winning start to their World Cup qualification campaign in the Slovakian city of Senec.

First-half goals from Denise O'Sullivan and captain Katie McCabe were sufficient for the Girls in Green to build upon last month's opening win over Northern Ireland. They could even afford to miss a penalty with 10 minutes left as substitute Ruesha Littlejohn saw her effort turned around the post by Maria Korenclova.

It was far from swashbuckling stuff by the Irish but they've developed a resilient streak since Bell's appointment in February, keeping seven clean sheets in the nine matches. Ireland now head to Holland on November 28 for a meeting with the European Champions.

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