Darragh Lenihan captained the Republic of Ireland's Under-21s to victory as they defeated Lithuania 3-0 on Friday evening.
The Rovers defender played the full match at Waterford as two goals in three first half minutes put the Irish in control. Callum O'Dowda opened the scoring with a volleyed effort on 27 minutes, before a Conor Wilkinson shot crept home on 30 to double the home side's advantage.
The match was put to bed 13 minutes from time thanks to an Alan Browne goal, as the Republic of Ireland claimed a third successive win in their qualifying group and their third clean sheet in a row.
The Irish are back in action on Tuesday when they face the much tougher test of Italy in Vicenza.
Also in action on Friday night was Northern Ireland's Under-19s as they played a friendly game against Iceland.
Rovers' defender Mark Edgar played the full match as Northern Ireland conceded two late goals in Reykjavik to go down 2-0.
The two sides meet again in another friendly on Sunday.