MEGAN Sneddon will win her 100th cap for Scotland tomorrow (Thursday) after helping her country to a thumping 8-0 win over Israel at the weekend.
The Celtic midfielder scored on Saturday as the Scots thrashed their Middle-Eastern opponents in a Euro 2013 qualifier.
Kim Little grabbed a first-half hat-trick and Hayley Lauder, Jo Love, Jane Ross and Rachel Corsie joined Megan on the scoresheet.
Her stunning strike inside nine minutes was Scotland’s third and they had the match out of sight by half-time, going in 7-0 up at the break.
To round off a great few days 26-year-old Megan, from Greenhills, will mark a century of appearances in the dark blue jersey when she takes to the field against Republic of Ireland.
She joins only a handful of Scottish women to reach the milestone with Julie Fleeting, Gemma Fay, Jo Love and Rhonda Jones also reaching 100 caps in recent years.
Speaking last week about the opportunity to reach her 100th cap Megan told the News: “It would be a massive achievement for me, particularly in such a short space of time.
“Hopefully I’m fortunate enough to play in the next game and reach the milestone.
“It would be a very proud moment to reach 100 caps.”
Meanwhile, victory over Ireland would go a long-way to securing a play-off berth.
With France running away with the group, the Irish were Scotland’s closest rivals for the runner-up spot until Saturday when they lost 2-1 to Wales.
The Welsh are now three points behind Scotland having played a game more, so victory in Cork could all but secure Megan’s side a play-off spot with two games to go.
A penultimate match with Wales on September 15 is followed by a home match against France four days later, so Scotland manager Anna Signeul could soon be preparing her side for another crack at the play-offs after missing out on qualification for the 2009 finals to Russia by virtue of away goals.
Thursday’s match kicks-off at 7.30pm.