INISHOWEN women Erin McLaughlin and Kerryanne Brown hit FIVE of the goals as the Republic of Ireland Women's U17s hammered Albania yesterday.

James Scott's team won 10-9 in Lithuania.

McLaughlin hit a hat-trick in the first half while Brown scored twice as the Girls in Green raced into a 5-0 lead by half-time.

Goals in the second period by Laura Shine, Aoife Horgan, Aoibheann Clancy, Kate Slevin and Rebecca Watkins completed the scoring.

McLaughlin opened the scoring on 12 minutes with a tidy finish before Swion Swifts' Brown cut in from the right to fire past Antigona Hyska.

McLaughlin smashed in a second before Greencastle native Brown rounded Hyska for another Irish goal.

Just a minute later, McLaughlin - who plays with Culdaff in the North West Women's Super League - completed her hat-trick.

The Irish side will now face Lithuania on Friday and Greece on Monday.

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