Three first-time scorers For McCarthy's men
The Republic of Ireland squad will now build up to Monday's must win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark after beating New Zealand 3-1 in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium last night.
Derrick Williams, Seani Maguire and Callum Robinson were on the mark in front of a crowd of just under 19 thousand fans.
17 year old Troy Parrott made his debut and Robbie Brady played the full 90 minutes.
Preston striker Maguire was thrilled to score his first goal for this country:
Manager Mick McCarthy will take positives from the victory:
The Republic of Ireland's Group opponents are in action tonight.
Denmark are at home to Gibraltar with Switzerland hosting Georgia.
Both matches kick off at a quarter to eight.