Katie McCabe said the Republic of Ireland have to "tidy up" elements of their play after a gritty 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier clash against Slovakia on Thursday night.

McCabe earned her side a point with a really well-taken equaliser in the second half after Martina Surnovska had bundled the visitors in front.

It was a dogged, tenacious affair at Tallaght Stadium and though Ireland were disappointed not to take the three points, McCabe insisted there's plenty of time to put things right - starting against bottom seeds Georgia this Tuesday.

"It's great to get the draw in the end, I think we showed great character to fight back in the second half, but we know ourselves we didn't start the game well enough," McCabe told RTÉ Sport.

"We looked to change a few things at half-time. We're not happy with the draw but we got the point in the end.

"There's things we want to tidy up. We can be better on the ball for sure but we showed some good play in the second half and we'll be looking to take those positives into Tuesday."

Reflecting on her goal, the Arsenal start added: "I like to play off Denise [O'Sullivan] a lot. When she picks up the ball I know I just need to make a forward run and she'll find me. It was a great assist... I was just happy to finish it off.

"In saying that down the other end, Louise Quinn clearing the ball off the line - unbelievable. That's what ultimately got us the point in the end.

"There's a lot off football to be played. This isn't the result we wanted, we did well to get the point but we'll be looking to put things right come Tuesday."

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McCabe had been an injury doubt ahead of Thursday's match but she played down any fears she won't make the Georgia game while also hailing the feverish support provided by a record crowd in Tallaght.

"A fan had a sign saying, 'can I have your boots?'," she said when asked about her gifting her footwear to a lucky support.

"It's unfortunate we can't sign autographs due to Covid but it's great having the fans back. It helped us get over the line.

"I had a knock against United at the weekend. With the great staff we have they sorted it out and I was passed fit yesterday. I'll be fine."