Republic of Ireland boss Colin Bell said Aine O'Gorman had "a profound impact on the growth of the sport in this country" after the attacker announced her international retirement on Monday.

O'Gorman, 29, earned 100 caps and scored 13 goals in a 12-year stint in the Irish shirt. 

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She made her debut in the 2006 Algarve Cup against Denmark at the age of 16, making her landmark 100th appearance in June's 1-0 defeat against Norway. 

O'Gorman will continue to play with Continental Tyres Women's National League side Peamount United, who won the WNL League Cup with a 2-1 win over Wexford Youths on Saturday.

"Aine has had a fantastic international career and has had a profound impact on the growth of the sport in this country," said Bell.

"For any player to get over 100 caps is a fantastic feat and she should be very proud of her achievements. Ever since I began my management of the team, Aine has been a fantastic person to work with.

"She has been a brilliant role model to the young players who've come into the squad over the past year or so, and I would like to thank for her professionalism in every camp. I really hope that Aine will stay in the game and contribute even further to women's football.

"She has experience and knowledge which would be invaluable to young players, and I really hope to see her look to pursue the coaching pathway."