Our U19 Women commenced their 2019 European Championship Qualifying Campaign with a crushing seven nil victory over mini-tournament hosts Lithuania in Alytus this Tuesday afternoon. The hosts presented a barrier of resistance for the opening thirty minutes but once Heather Payne scored on thirty one minutes, the floodgates opened. Alannah McEvoy, Isibeal Atkinson, Tiegan Ruddy, Chloe Singleton, Carla McManus and Payne with her second added to the total. In the other group contest, the Ukraine defeated the Faroe Islands by four goals to nil. In their next encounter, Ireland face the Faroes in Marijampole at 1pm on Friday afternoon.
There was one late change to the travelling squad, with Aoife Thompson of Galway WFC replacing the injured Sion Swifts midfielder Amy Boyle Carr.