Buncrana schoolgirl Emma Doherty hit a cracking goal as the Republic of Ireland U15 Schools side defeated Scotland in the Bob Docherty Cup.
The Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana student fired Ireland in front just before half-time.
Doherty made a pacey run down the right wing and a great one-two with captain Ellen Molloy saw her get the ball back at the edge of the box and she rolled the ball under the onrushing Scottish goalkeeper.
Ireland’s second goal came just on the hour mark as Scoil Pól, Kilfinane scholar Aoife Cronin headed the ball goal-ward from a Jess Stapleton free-kick which fell to St. Mary’s College pupil Orlagh Fitzpatrick who headed home for the insurance goal.
Tomorrow’s outing with the Republic of Ireland and England will have an added dimension as they compete for the John Read Trophy which is usually held in March as prep for this tournament.
Carndonagh Community School’s Ellie Long was an unused substitute.
29’ | 🎥 GOAL Emma DOHERTY @ScoilMhuireB converts for the Republic of Ireland 🇮🇪 | Fantastic effort from the Donegal youngster following a Scottish corner 1-0 | #SAFIB #BobDochertyCup pic.twitter.com/KjIC7hgkjG
— FAI Schools (@faischools) April 22, 2019