Republic of Ireland Women record their biggest victory

Denise O'Sullivan hit a hat-trick in Ireland's biggest win ever
Denise O’Sullivan hit a hat-trick for the Republic of Ireland against Georgia. (Photo: Oisin Keniry/Getty Images)

Republic of Ireland recorded their biggest ever win by beating Georgia 11-0 in a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier.

The scoreline against the bottom team in the table represented the most number of goals for any women’s or men’s Irish team in a competitive fixture, surpassing the 9-0 win against Montenegro.

A Katie McCabe whipped cross forced an early own-goal, before her corner was headed on by Louise Quinn and turned in by Kyra Carusa. Lucy Quinn and Denise O’Sullivan also got on the scoresheet for s 4-0 interval lead.

O’Sullivan found the top corner before the hour mark and rounded off her hat trick soon after with a header from another McCabe delivery.

McCabe later scored twice, firstly from a spot-kick after Maiko Bebia was sent-off following a handball in the box.

Saoirse Noonan netted her first senior goal, Amber Barrett and Megan Connolly adding late efforts for the crowd of over 3,500 at Tallaght Stadium.

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