Lily Agg nets winner on debut for Republic of Ireland Women

Lily Agg scored on her debut for Republic of Ireland
London City Lionesses’ Lily Agg scored on her debut for Republic of Ireland. (Stephen Flynn/Sports Press Photo)

Republic of Ireland beat 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers the Philippines 1-0 in a friendly played in Turkey.

The only goal of game came 10 minutes before the break, set up by Stephanie Roche in her first start since 2017.

Her deflected shot on the turn fell kindly for debutant Lily Agg, with the London City Lionesses midfielder forcing the ball home.

Vera Pauw gave a senior debut to defender Jessie Stapleton in the second half, in which the Philippines went close to equalising when a Carleigh Bennett Frilles shot went just wide of Courtney Brosnan’s goal.

Players who did not feature in the game, took part in a 9v9 practice match against the Philippines afterwards, to ensure a work-out for the whole squad, who will be joined by Denise O’Sullivan today.

The training camp in Antalya continues until Saturday 25 June, when the squad flies to Tbilisi for a World Cup qualifier against Georgia.

The match on Monday 27 June at Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium is live on RTÉ2 / RTÉ Player, with kick-off at 5pm.

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