Inishowen duo Erin McLaughlin and Kerryann Brown were on target for the Republic of Ireland Under-16s yesterday.
McLaughlin and Brown netted in a 4-0 win over Belgium in the UEFA Development Tournament.
Ireland are in the Czech Republic for the three-game tournament and the Donegal pair of McLaughlin and Brown were central to yesterday’s win.
Two goals from Ellen Molloy in the 24th and 39th minutes saw Ireland in front at the break.
McLaughlin finished the third early in the second half and, late in the game, Brown copper-fastened the win for Ireland, managed by former Irish senior manager Sue Ronan.
“I’m really delighted with the result,” Ronan said.
“We were under a lot of pressure in periods of the game, particularly the first 15 to 20 minutes.
“They looked very fast and fit and we knew we were up against a good side. But we stuck at it and defended very well and they didn’t manage to take advantage. Our goalkeeper, Emma Ring also made some excellent saves, she had a great game.”
Ireland are back at the Pratelstvi Stadium tomorrow to take on USA and face their hosts, Czech Republic, on Saturday.Tags: