Ballinasloe's Payne Strikes As Republic Hits Northern Ireland For Six

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The Everton player won Player of the Match in last week's game against Hungary.

"Six Goals, six different scorers, what more can I ask for?"

That's Republic of Ireland interim manager Eileen Gleeson speaking after their 6-1 thrashing of Northern Ireland at Windsor Park last night.

Ballinasloe's Heather Payne was one of the six to score as the curtain came down on Ireland's succesful Nations League campaign.

Offaly teenager Ellen Dolan will have to wait at least until the next international window to make a senior debut as she remained on the bench in Belfast last night.

Gleeson says it was nearly the perfect result:


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