Ireland's women put 10 goals past Macedonia in UEFA under-19s qualifier

The Irish completely dominated a one-sided encounter

BY Raf Diallo 18:08 Tuesday 18 October 2016, 18:08 18 Oct 2016

Leanne Kiernan of Shelbourne ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Irish women's under-19s made a perfect start to the first of their three UEFA European Championship qualifying matches.

In a dominant display, they thrashed FYR Macedonia 10-0.

Leanne Kiernan scored four goals, while Niamh Prior and Alex Kavanagh netted two apiece.

Jamie Finn and Eleanor Ryan-Doyle also scored one goal each on a hot afternoon in Skopje.

Kiernan also provided three assists.

Ireland managed to get 23 shots on target during the fixture and completely dominated their first game in UEFA Group 2, where they occupy top spot alongside Italy who overcame Wales 6-0.

The one-sided performance pleased head coach Dave Connell.

""We were expected to win by some onlookers but the manner in which we went about our performance was particularly pleasing. The aim was to come away the three points and we that in a convincing manner. We'll now work on our recovery and look ahead to the Wales game which is coming up very quickly," he said.

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