Ireland women break records on and off the pitch as 340,000 tune in

Victory over Georgia attracted an average audience of 209,000 - a women’s record

Ireland women routed Georgia 11-0 in Tallaght on Tuesday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland women routed Georgia 11-0 in Tallaght on Tuesday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 

Ireland’s 11-0 win over Georgia on Tuesday night set records on and off the pitch, with the highest-ever audience for a women’s international tuning in to watch on RTÉ 2.

A peak audience of 340,000 saw Vera Pauw’s side dominate in Tallaght, with an average audience of 209,000 watching the World Cup qualifier.

A crowd of 3,552 braved the elements and clicked through the turnstiles of Tallaght Stadium, as the Republic moved up to second in qualification Group A.

Denise O’Sullivan scored a hat-trick and Katie McCabe a brace, with Kyra Carusa, Lucy Quinn, Saoirse Noonan, Amber Barrett, Megan Connolly and an own goal adding to the scoresheet.

Ireland are next in action on April 12th as they travel to take on runaway group leaders Sweden - the fixture will also be shown on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player.

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