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Stephanie Roche

Stephanie Roche

 

 

Stephanie Roche (born 13 June 1989) is an Irish footballer who plays as a striker for Sunderland Ladies and the Republic of Ireland women's national football team. Her October 2013 goal in the WNL for Peamount United was the runner-up for the 2014FIFA Puskás Award for the best goal of the year.

Roche scored an acclaimed goal for Peamount against Wexford Youths in October 2013 which went viral on YouTube and brought her international attention.[10][11] It was her first goal of the WNL season and was uploaded to the internet by team manager Eileen Gleeson as the matches are not televised.[12] Roche was glad it was captured for posterity: "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."

Our Aims and Objectives

THE THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2013 TO PROMOTE PRIDE IN AND RESPECT FOR THE IRISH FLAG AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF ITS SYMBOLISM AND MEANING FOR PEACE, IN PARTICULAR AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNICITY, CREED OR GENDER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF IRELAND, INCLUDING THOSE WHO CONSTITUTE THE ‘NEW IRISH’, ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FLAG’S MESSAGE, AND ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING IT A REALITY BY MAKING A SIGNIFICANT AND MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION AS ACTIVE CITIZENS. EACH YEAR, WE SEND OUT A FUNDRAISING PACK TO EACH OF OUR REGISTERED SCHOOLS, WHICH INCLUDE FLAG LAPEL PINS FOR THE STUDENTS TO SELL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A CHARITY OR PROJECT OF THEIR CHOICE. WE ALSO PROVIDE SCHOOLS WITH PLANS FOR HOW TO CELEBRATE FLAG DAY, AND FLAGS FLOWN FROM 33 THE MALL. 

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