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.
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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.
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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

Tactical Lineups

Republic of Ireland

1 Turner (G) 2 Baynes 4 McGovern 5 Doyle 7 Atkinson 8 Ruddy 9 McEvoy 10 Mackey (C) 11 Payne 13 Lobato 19 Fowler

Lithuania

12 Jurgaitytė (G) 3 Blažytė 5 Bagavičiūtė 6 Deventinaitė 11 Patilskyte 16 Ragauskaitė 17 Gedgaudaitė (C) 18 Šmigelskaitė 19 Klimašauskaitė 20 Vaitukaitytė 23 Rogačiova

Substitutes

  • 1 Dominyka Vaiginytė (G)
  • 4 Ieva Bartkevičiūtė
  • 7 Miglė Padolskytė
  • 8 Kamilė Pranulytė
  • 9 Karolina Kurapatkina
  • 10 Ugnė Maknytė
  • 13 Viktorija Čiapaitė
  • 15 Gabrielė Vitovskytė
  • 21 Guostė Jonikaitė

Officials

  • Referee Ruzanna Petrosyan
  • Assistant Referee Hasmik Gharibyan
  • Assistant Referee Elena Alistratova
  • 4th Referee Elvira Nurmustafina
  • Uefa Delegate Rudolf Zavrl
  • Referee Observer Natalia Avdonchenko

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 3" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 3" Viltė Jurgaitytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 5" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Loreta Rogačiova (Lithuania).
  • 6" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 6" Viltė Jurgaitytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 7" Liucija Vaitukaitytė (Lithuania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland).
  • 8" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 10" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 11" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 12" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 12" Viltė Jurgaitytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 12" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 13" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 14" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 16" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Liucija Vaitukaitytė (Lithuania).
  • 19" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 19" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 20" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 20" Viltė Jurgaitytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 20" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 21" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 22" Gabija Gedgaudaitė (Lithuania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland).
  • 22" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 22" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 24" Gustė Klimašauskaitė (Lithuania) has an attempt on goal.
  • 24" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 25" Erika Deventinaitė (Lithuania) takes the corner.
  • 25" Gabrielė Ragauskaitė (Lithuania) misses the target.
  • 26" Gabrielė Ragauskaitė (Lithuania) fouls.
  • 27" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 31" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 33" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 33" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 33" Viltė Jurgaitytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 34" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 38" Ciara Fowler (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 38" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 39" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Urtė Šmigelskaitė (Lithuania).
  • 40" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 40" Viltė Jurgaitytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 42" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 43" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Liucija Vaitukaitytė (Lithuania).
  • 44" Agneta Patilskyte (Lithuania) fouls.
  • 45" Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Loreta Rogačiova (Lithuania).
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 46" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 47" Gustė Klimašauskaitė (Lithuania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland).
  • 50" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 50" Dominyka Vaiginytė (in) - Viltė Jurgaitytė (out) (Lithuania)
  • 50" Kamilė Pranulytė (in) - Gustė Klimašauskaitė (out) (Lithuania)
  • 50" Viktorija Čiapaitė (in) - Gabrielė Ragauskaitė (out) (Lithuania)
  • 52" Heather Payne (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 52" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 52" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 53" Liucija Vaitukaitytė (Lithuania) fouls.
  • 55" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 56" Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 56" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 58" Gabija Gedgaudaitė (Lithuania) is penalised for a foul on Isibeal Atkinson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 58" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 59" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 59" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 60" Simona Bagavičiūtė (Lithuania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lucia Lobato (Republic of Ireland).
  • 60" Simona Bagavičiūtė (Lithuania) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 63" Chloe Singleton (in) - Ciara Fowler (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 63" Louise Masterson (in) - Isibeal Atkinson (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 63" Carla McManus (in) - Heather Payne (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 64" Gabrielė Vitovskytė (in) - Simona Bagavičiūtė (out) (Lithuania)
  • 65" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 66" Doireann Fahey (in) - Lucia Lobato (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 67" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 72" Loreta Rogačiova (Lithuania) has an effort on goal.
  • 72" Erica Turner (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 74" Tiegan Ruddy (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 74" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 75" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Loreta Rogačiova (Lithuania).
  • 77" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 77" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 77" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 78" Sinead Donovan (in) - Tiegan Ruddy (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 80" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) has an attempt on goal.
  • 80" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 80" Alannah McEvoy (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 80" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 81" Guostė Jonikaitė (in) - Gabrielė Vitovskytė (out) (Lithuania)
  • 82" Kamilė Pranulytė (Lithuania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 82" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 82" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 85" Urtė Šmigelskaitė (Lithuania) fouls.
  • 85" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 85" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 86" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) scores!
  • 87" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 87" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 87" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 88" Gintarė Blažytė (Lithuania) is penalised for a foul on Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland).
  • 88" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 89" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 89" Chloe Singleton (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 89" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 90" Rachel Baynes (Republic of Ireland) has a shot blocked.
  • 90" Megan Mackey (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 90" Guostė Jonikaitė (Lithuania) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Sadhbh Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+2" Louise Masterson (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 90+4" Liucija Vaitukaitytė (Lithuania) is penalised for a foul on Sinead Donovan (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+4" Carla McManus (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+4" Dominyka Vaiginytė (Lithuania) blocks a shot.
  • 90+4" Gabija Gedgaudaitė (Lithuania) is shown a yellow card.
  • The final whistle is blown.

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

    Lithuania

  • 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