It was something of a coming of age match for Rianna Jarrett in the green of Ireland.

The Wexford Youths striker has been exceptionally unlucky with injuries, doing her ACL three times before her 22nd birthday. Last night at Tallaght, she went some way banishing some of those demons.

She scored her first international goal, and played a significant role in the other two, as the Republic secured a potentially significant victory over Ukraine in their Euro 2021 qualifier.

One of just three players in the squad who still ply their trade in the Só Hotel Women's National League, Jarrett was awarded the player of the match gong for her performance.

"I couldn't have asked for better, to be honest," was the assessment she gave of her own performance to RTÉ Sport's Tony O'Donoghue afterwards.

"I think we started really lively. We got the the two goals in the first-half of the first-half, and we were delighted.

"(We were) a bit disappointed going in level at half-time, but we knew if we started the second-half the way we had the first, we'd be well in contention."

That they did. They came out after the break will real intent, after conceding two particularly soft goals to undo the good work of the opening half an hour.

The lead was restored inside seven minutes, as Jarrett put a dangerous ball across the Ukrainian six-yard box to force an own-goal.

"We knew we had at least one more goal in us, and we got that in the end."

Jarrett had earlier set-up McCabe for the opener, but the moment she'll remember for years to come came a couple of minutes later.

This time the Ireland skipper turned provider, whipping in a dangerous corner from the right. The Ukrainian defence gave Jarrett the space, and she headed home in an Irish shirt for the first time at senior level.

"I still can't believe it, to be honest. It's something I've dreamed of since I was a little kid, and something I've dreamed of since I got back into the international set-up.

"It makes it even better that we got the three points on top of that."