Republic of Ireland 7 - 0 Lithuania | 2019 - UEFA Under-19 Championship | 2023547

UEFA Women's Under-19 ChampionshipQualifying Round - Group Eight | SRC Alytus, Alytus, Lithuania
2 October 2018 - 18:00 (local time)

Republic of Ireland 7 - 0 Lithuania

Payne(31, 50) McEvoy(38) Atkinson(42) Ruddy(46) Singleton(65) McManus(86) Full-time
Republic of Ireland Lithuania

Ireland WU19: Connell's side score seven in Lithuania

Ireland WNT international Heather Payne scored twice, as the Republic of Ireland Women's Under-19s defeated Lithuania 7-0 in their opening match of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championships Qualifying Round.
2nd Oct 2018

Dave Connell's side dominated the game in Alytus from the opening whistle, but it took over 30-minutes for the side to beat Lithuanian goalkeeper Vilte Jurgaityte.

Payne opened the scoring on 31-minutes, which opened the floodgates for the Irish attack. Alannah McEvoy and Isibeal Atkinson also found the back of the net before the break.

Despite the 3-0 lead, Ireland lacked any complacency at the start of the second-half as Tiegan Ruddy scored inside 60-seconds. Payne scored once more four-minutes later to give Ireland a 5-0 lead.

With the three points wrapped up, Connell made four substitutes and was rewarded with both Chloe Singleton and Carla McManus coming off the bench to score past substitute goalkeeper Dominyka Vaiginyte.

Speaking after the game, Connell was thrilled with his side's performance against the Qualifying Round hosts.

"The experience from previous years helped is today. It was a professional, ruthless performance. We took our chances. The squad was excellent today.

"We spoke at half-time about not being complacent, and I was delighted to see Chloe and Carla come off the bench and score. The depth of the squad is brilliant.

"To score seven goals and not concede any was pleasing."

Connell's side will hope to make it two wins from two on Friday. They play Faroe Islands in Marijampole. Kick-off is at 3pm (1pm Irish time).

Republic of Ireland: Erica Turner; Rachel Baynes, Sadhbh Doyle, Roisin McGovern, Lucia Lobato (Doireann Fahey 66); Megan Mackey (capt), Tiegan Ruddy (Sinead Donovan 78), Ciara Fowler (Chloe Singleton 63), Heather Payne (Carla McManus 63), Isibeal Atkinson (Louise Masterson 63); Alannah McEvoy

Lithuania: Vilte Jurgaityte (Dominyka Vaiginytė 50); Gintare Blazyte, Gabija Gedgaudaite (capt), Urte Smigelskaite, Agneta Patilskyte; Liucija Vaitukaityte, Guste Klimasauskaite (Kamile Pranulyte 50), Simona Bagaviciute (Gabrielė Vitovskyte 64 (Guostė Jonikaitė 81)); Gabriele Ragauskaite (Viktorija Ciapaite 50), Erika Deventinaite; Loreta Rogaciova

Referee: Ruzanna Petrosyan (ARM)

Ireland WU19: Boyle Carr ruled out of Qualifying Round

Ireland WU19s have suffered an injury blow ahead of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round with news that Ireland WNT international Amy Boyle Carr (below) will miss the three games due to injury.
Amy Boyle Carr.jpg
1st Oct 2018

The Sion Swifts midfielder has been replaced Galway WFC's Aoife Thompson for the matches against Lithuania, Faroe Islands and Ukraine.

"Amy came into camp carrying an injury. She had a fitness test before we travelled to Lithuania. It's very disappointing that she wasn't able to travel", Ireland WU19 Head Coach Dave Connell revealed on Monday morning.

Despite the loss of Boyle Carr, Connell has said the preparations have gone well and that the team "are looking very sharp" ahead of the Lithuania tie.

Ireland WU19s go into Group 8 as top seeds, with hosts Lithuania the lowest-seeded team in the four-team group. Despite that, Connell isn't taking anything for granted.

"The first game is always tricky, but it's more testing that we're playing Lithuania on their own patch. All we're looking for tomorrow is a good performance and a win.

"Lithuania hosted the Under-17s Finals earlier this year. They have the experience of that and it's more or less the same side that played in that tournament. 

"We have an experienced squad, with some players playing for the senior team. There is a good buzz around the squad. Everyone is looking forward to tomorrow's match."

Republic of Ireland WU19 Squad
Goalkeepers: Erica Turner (UCD Waves), Rachel Kelly (Shelbourne LFC).

Defenders: Tiegan Ruddy (CCSU Blue Devils), Aoife Slattery (Wexford Youths), Sadhbh Doyle (Galway Women's), Roisin McGovern (UCD Waves), Leah Brady (Galway Women's), Doireann Fahey (Wexford Youths), Rachel Baynes (Galway Women's).

Midfielders: Megan Mackey (Brighton and Hove Albion), Lucia Lobato (Galway Women's), Heather Payne (Peamount United), Chloe Singleton (Galway Women's), Isibeal Atkinson (Shelbourne), Sinead Donavan (Galway Women's), Ciara Fowler (Bankstown City Lions, Sydney) Aoife Thompson (Galway Women's).

Forwards: Carla McManus (Kilkenny United), Louise Masterson (Peamount United), Alannah McEvoy (Shelbourne).

Fixtures - Qualifying Round, Group Eight
02/10 - Republic of Ireland v Lithuania, SRC Alytus, Alytus - 4pm
05/10 - Republic of Ireland v Faroe Islands, Marijampole Stadium, Marijampole - 1pm
08/10 - Ukraine v Republic of Ireland, Marijampole Stadium, Marijampole - 2pm

Match Statistics

  • Republic of Ireland
  • Lithuania

Corners Won

8 1

Shots on Target

21 2

Shots off Target

8 1

Fouls Committed

9 13
  • Republic of Ireland


  • 7Goals0
  • 0Yellow Card(s)2
  • 0Red Card(s)0
  • 21Shots on Goal2
  • 8Shots Wide1
  • 7Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 2Save(s)14
  • 36Total Shots3
  • 9Fouls Committed13
  • 8Corner(s)1
  • 4Offside(s)0