Irish soccer star Stephanie Roche hits back at 'disgraceful' Twitter troll

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Ireland's latest soccer sensation Stephanie Roche has been forced to hit back at a vile Twitter troll who called her an 'Irish w***e'.

The user posted a message claiming he would kill 69 four-year-olds if Stephanie beat Robin van Persie of James Rodriguez to the Ferenc Puskas FIFA Goal of the Year Award.

The 25-year-old from Shankill, who is now plying her trade in France after signing a professional deal with ASPTT Albi, responded by tweeting: "Are u actually for real? Ur a disgraceful human being."

Stephanie's wonder goal for Peamount United against Wexford Youths in October of last year was chosen on a shortlist of 10 for the coveted award and she made the final three after a global online vote.

She will travel to Zurich, Switzerland, for the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony on January 12.

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