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UEFA Women's European Championship | Tallaght Stadium, Dublin
7 Jun 2016 19:00

Republic of Ireland 9 - 0 Montenegro

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VIDEO: IRLWNT secure new home record win

Hat-tricks from Aine O’Gorman and Stephanie Roche helped Ireland to a new home record victory as they defeated Montenegro 9-0.
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8th Jun 2016

Megan Connolly gave the hosts the lead after three minutes, Aine O’Gorman’s pull back across the box found Stephanie Roche.

Roche’s shot was blocked by Montenegro keeper Obradovic with her foot, Megan Connolly was on hand to slot the ball into an empty net.

Aine O’Gorman doubled the lead on the 11th minute with a speculative left footed effort from the edge of the box which curled in behind the post.

Armisa Kuc rattled the cross bar on 14 minutes, heading a corner off the top of Emma Byrne goal.

Ireland came close to extending their lead on 23 minutes, Obradovic kept out Karen Duggan shot, Megan Connolly’s follow up header was straight at the keeper.

Stephanie Roche landed an exquisite free kick in the final minute of the first half. Roche left footed free left Montenegro keeper Obradovic flat footed.

Ireland picked up where they left off after the break Julie-Ann Russell unlucky not to add to the score on 47 minutes her left footed curler just wide of the far post.

Aine O’Gorman made it 4-0 eight minutes into the second half. Katie McCabe’s free kick found Stephanie Roche who headed the ball into O’Gorman’s path to blast home.

O’Gorman sealed her hat-trick on 58 minutes with a super strike from 30 yards which gave Montenegro keeper Obradovic no chance.

Louise Quinn made it 6-0 on 62 minutes heading Jule-Anne Russell’s corner home. Stephanie Roche made it seven three minutes later.

The referee waved play on after Katie McCabe was fouled in the box, Roche drove into the bottom left corner of the net.

Roche completed her hat-trick on 68 minutes with a deftly header, heading McCabe’s cross past the stranded Obradovic.

Fiona O’Sullivan made it 9-0 heading home Julie-Ann Russell’s cross with seven minutes remaining.

The final score is a joint record score the Republic of Ireland WNT having previously beaten Malta 9-0 away in 2003.

Republic Of Ireland: Emma Byrne, Sophie Perry, Louise Quinn, Savannah McCarthy, Meabh De Burca, Aine O’Gorman (Fiona O’Sullivan 77), Megan Connolly(Katie McCabe HT, Karen Duggan, Ruesha Littlejohn (Denise O’Sullivan 63), Juile-Ann Russell, Stephanie Roche

Substitute’s not used: Grace Moloney, Jetta Berrill, Diane Caldwell, Emma Hansberry

Montenegro: Obradovic, Radanovic, Rondovic, Trutic, Djurkovic (Bozic 78), Djukic, Kuc, Vulic, Bulatovic, Bojat, Djokovic (Zlaticanin)

Substitutes not used: Cadjenovic, Vesovic, Radunovic, Popovic

Referee: Ivana Projkovska (Macedonia)

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IRLWNT v Montenegro - Preview

Sue Ronan has called on the public to come out and support the Republic of Ireland WNT against Montenegro.
Tallaght
7th Jun 2016

The Girls in Green take to the Tallaght Stadium field for the first time since November in their third UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 qualifying home game.

“They have always got behind us in the games we have played here” declared Ronan. “We’re hoping for another big crowd to get behind the girls as we’re looking to get three points.”

The side’s last met in Petrovac last April with Ireland coming out 5-0 victors thanks to goals from Louise Quinn, Aine O’Gorman, Ruesha Littlejohn, Denise O’Sullivan and Stephanie Roche.

“We’re not going to underestimate Montenegro, you don’t underestimate any team at international level” explained the Irish head coach.

“They’ve proven tough opponents in all the game they’ve played, in fact they took the lead against Finland the week after we played them.”

“We certainly won’t underestimate them but in saying that, the girls are anxious to get back on the pitch and put the defeat to Finland behind them and hopefully come out with a victory.”

Ireland are without the suspended Niamh Fahey who received a yellow card in Friday night’s defeat to Finland.

However Continental Tyres Women’s National League Player of the season Karen Duggan is available having completed her one game suspension.

Republic of Ireland WNT v Montenegro WNT

UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Qualifier

Tuesday June 7th

Tallaght Stadium

Kick off 7pm

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