Aine O'Gorman enjoyed a "special" night as her first match back with the Republic of Ireland resulted in a crucial UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier victory over Greece.
The Peamount United player won her 101st cap on Thursday night, having come out of retirement last month to help Vera Pauw's team in their bid to reach a major tournament for the first time.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport at full-time, O'Gorman was delighted with the 1-0 win which means Ireland remain unbeaten after four qualifier fixtures.
"It was special. Like I said, all week, it was like I had never really left so it was great to get out and play," she said.
"We got the three points we came for, even if we made hard work of it in the end.
"I think that's the first 90 minutes I have played in a while. We're still in club pre-season so it was alright and I had Katie [McCabe] in front of me and we're working on our partnership going forward."
McCabe, who was speaking to Tony O'Donoghue alongside O'Gorman, welcomed her team-mate's return to the international fold.
"It was fantastic. To have her come back in, it was like she wasn't even gone," said McCabe.
"Her experience, how she conducts herself on and off the park, it's been great to have her back in and hopefully we'll have her around for a lot longer."
McCabe was on the field when Greece scored a late equaliser in the reverse fixture in Athens last November and was glad to see the Irish side avoid a similar fate on Thursday night.
"What we have scrubbed up on all week is staying compact and keeping defensively organised," said the Arsenal player.
"I thought the girls, every single one of them, every part of the squad did it terrifically well and that showed tonight obviously by getting the three points."
She added that "all concentration and focus" is switching to the next qualifier match against Montenegro on 11 March.