Saturday 22 September 2018

Irish women's five star show

Goal-scorer Louise Quinn Photo: Sportsfile
Goal-scorer Louise Quinn Photo: Sportsfile

Ireland's women got back to winning ways in their Euro 2017 qualifying campaign after a 5-0 thrashing of Montenegro in Petrovac.

Goals from Louise Quinn, Aine O'Gorman and a penalty from Ruesha Littlejohn gave Ireland a 3-0 half-time lead, while Denise O'Sullivan and Stephanie Roche added to the joy in the second half.

The Republic next face Group 2 leaders Spain in Madrid on Tuesday.

Quinn got on the scoresheet in only the third minute, heading in at the far post following a short corner.

That lead was doubled on 24 minutes by O'Gorman, who was then upended in the box a minute later with Littlejohn successfully converting from the penalty spot.

The Republic continued to threaten after the break and the persistence paid off on 73 minutes when O'Sullivan's quick feet allowed her to drill home. Roche completed the win with a header on 84 minutes.

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