WATCH - Megan Campbell scores one and forces an own goal with stunning long throw as Ireland beat Northern Ireland
Colin Bell's Republic of Ireland women's side have begun their World Cup qualification campaign with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland in Lurgan.
Megan Campbell was the most influential force in the game with her long throws and deliveries into the box continually causing consternation.
Ireland took the lead just on the stroke of half-time when Northern Ireland's Rachel Furness was forced to head into her own net from one of Campbell's devious throw-ins.
The Man City star grabbed a second in 69th minute to give Ireland some breathing space when her long range effort beat the North's teenage keeper Lauren Perry.
The groups top seeds Norway were 6-1 winners over Slovakia earlier today and the group also contains European champions the Netherlands.
The top team in each of the seven groups will qualify automatically for France in 2019 with the four best runners-up also qualifying.