Goal by hero sub Amber Barrett keeps Ireland World Cup hopes alive

Goal by hero sub Amber Barrett keeps Ireland World Cup hopes alive
Amber Barrett celebrates after scoring her side's winning goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifier match against Slovakia.Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.

Substitute Amber Barrett scored a late winner as the Republic of Ireland beat Women's World Cup qualifying opponents Slovakia 2-1 in Dublin.

Barrett struck three minutes from time to take Ireland top of their group with 10 points from four games.

But Tallaght Stadium visitors Slovakia, now without a point from five games, pushed their hosts all the way.

Leanne Kirwan put Ireland ahead with a solo goal after 69 minutes, only for the home side to concede an own goal from goalkeeper Marie Hourihan just four minutes later.

- Press Association and Digital Desk

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