O’Sullivan double earns Republic of Ireland draw with Austria at Tallaght Stadium
US-born forward heads equaliser in 72nd minute
Fiona O’Sullivan scored a second-half brace for the Republic of Ireland last night as they fought back for a draw after Bayern Munich winger Laura Feiersinger had scored twice at Tallaght Stadium.
O’Sullivan earned a penalty for being hauled down on 69 minutes in the penalty area and converting the spot-kick.
Three minutes later, the US-born forward brilliantly headed home the equaliser from Meabh De Búrca’s pinpoint right-wing delivery.
REP OF IRELAND: Byrne (Arsenal); Perry (unattached), Quinn (Eskilstuna Utd), Tracy (Arsenal), De Búrca (Eskilstuna United); Russell (Peamount Utd), Graham (Raheny Utd), M-T McDonnell (Chicago Red Stars), Campbell (Raheny United); Littlejohn (Glasgow City), D O’Sullivan (Cork Women’s). Subs: D Gorman (Peamount United) for Perry, F O’Sullivan (SC Frieburg) for D O’Sullivan, S Cooke (Raheny United) for Graham (all 46 mins), D Caldwell (Avaldsness) for Tracy (71 mins), C Grant (Raheny United) for McDonnell (80 mins), D Doherty (IT Sligo) for Littlejohn (90 mins).