Puskas Award Runner-Up Stephanie Roche Nets Another 25-Yard Cracker (Video)

Alan Duffy

12th, March 2015


By Alan Duffy


That famous goal for Peamount United in October 2013 catapulted Stephanie Roche into the spotlight and resulted in the Dubliner bagging runner-up spot for the 2014 FIFA Puskas Award, behind James Rodriguez and his World Cup stunner.

More recently, the 25-year-old signed for US club Houston Dash, but on Wednesday Roche produced another fine moment of goal-scoring prowess. Playing for Ireland against World Cup finalists Costa Rica in the Istria Cup competition in Croatia, the attacker volleyed home a cracker from 25 yards out. That goal was the first of a game which saw the Irish secure a 2-1 victory.

Not quite Puskas quality but still a very, very decent strike…

(Video: FAI)

(Photo: Huffington Post)