The Republic of Ireland women's Under-19 team emulated the feat of their male counterparts by scoring ten goals in a European qualifier today. They defeated Macedonia 10-0 in the second of three matches they are playing in Macedonia this week in the European 2004 Under-19 Championship qualifiers.

Last week, Sean McCaffrey's Irish Under-19's beat San Marino 10-1 in their European 2004 qualifier on their way to topping their group in their mini-qualifying tournament in San Marino

Just like McCaffrey's heroes, the Republic of Ireland women were in brilliant form today as they completely demolished the home country on their way to a resounding victory. This huge success makes amends for their 2-0 defeat by the Netherlands in their opening match of the qualifiers last Tuesday.

The game was a triumph for Katie Taylor (St. James's Gate) who scored four of the Irish goals. Three other players each scored twice, Marie Curtin (Lifford, Clare), Sara Lawlor (Peamount) and Selena Moylan (Lifford, Clare).

Today's win is a boost for the team as they face up to their final qualifier against Belarus on Saturday.

Filed by Johnny Proby