Irish women beat Welsh counterparts 1-0

They topped their group in the Cyprus Cup as well

BY Simon Maguire 17:26 Monday 6 March 2017, 17:26 6 Mar 2017

The Republic of Ireland women's team have beaten Wales 1-0 to top their group in the Cyprus Cup.

Colin Bell's side were undefeated in their three group matches and are yet to concede a goal in the tournament.

Katie McCabe scored the only goal of the game in the top of the group clash.

Speaking afterwards head coach Bell said: "We worked really hard. First half we had a little bit of difficulty in the centre. We opened up a little bit too much, let them get in behind our midfield. We had a little bit of confusion at times...but we went one nil up. Great pass from Di and a fantastic finish from Katie. 

"Second half we just kept things really tight. Megan came in and did a fantastic job - working up front but also in midfield. We could leave Karen in that space behind and we just closed everything basically. Wales are difficult opponents and a really good team but they didn't have one goal chance in the second half so that's a massive complement to our girls," he added. 

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