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All The Goals As Ireland's Women's Team Rout Northern Ireland 4-0

All The Goals As Ireland's Women's Team Rout Northern Ireland 4-0

The Republic of Ireland women's team were taking on Northern Ireland in Tallaght tonight in the final of their qualifying games for the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France.

Unfortunately, with the Republic of Ireland sitting five points shy of Norway in second-place, qualification was never on the cards for tonight's game. Similarly, despite having one game remaining after this clash, Northern Ireland already know they will not be going to next year's World Cup either.

Although any thoughts of this becoming a dead-rubber were quickly put to bed when, after only 3 minutes, Leanne Kiernan beautifully lofted the ball over an onrushing Northern Irish 'keeper to put the hosts 1-0 ahead.

Latching on to a long ball forward, Kiernan was fearless in getting her foot to the ball, before being hit hard by the 'keeper in question.

A wonderful start for Colin Bell's side, here's hoping they can end the group on a high.

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Keeping the momentum up, Ireland were 2-0 up within 10 minutes. Some great work again from Kiernan, a great save from the Northern Irish 'keeper pushed the ball into Katie McCabe's path who duly converted for Ireland's second.

The 3rd came shortly thereafter; Kiernan demonstrating her composure once again when played through.

The 4th and final goal of the game came through McCabe once more, who calmly converted her second-half penalty.

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