Peamount United’s Stephanie Roche’s wonder strike in the Women’s National League continues to make headlines around the world with the video now racking up over 600,000 views on Youtube.
The footage is being hailed on media sites from the Telegraph and ITV Sport in the UK to NESN in America. Even Matt Le Tissier, renowned for his own scoring exploits, hailed the strike as a goal of the season and Sky Sport’s Goals on Sunday presenter Ben Shephard also tweeted his approval.
The Republic of Ireland international told Extratime.ie: “I’ve watched it a few times in fairness so I have. Every time I see someone tweet it, I have a look – I’m not going to lie.”
“It’s just good for us now to get that on camera, it gives the Women’s National League a bit of publicity as well as girl’s football in Ireland, and I’m happy to be a part of that as well.”
Video: Eileen Gleeson