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Republic Women beat Slovakia in first game after FAI dispute

The Republic of Ireland women's team put their recent dispute with the Football Association of Ireland behind them with a 1-0 win against Slovakia in Dublin.

Stephanie Roche's second-half penalty earned the home side victory five days after they refused to attend an FAI training camp over a row about working conditions.

An agreement was finally reached with the FAI at 4am on Thursday after nine hours of talks, allowing Monday's friendly against Slovakia to go ahead.

And Colin Bell's side secured a 1-0 victory thanks to Roche's 14th international goal.

The Sunderland Ladies striker slotted in from the penalty spot after Megan Connolly was brought down in the area two minutes after half-time.

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