Saturday 17 March 2018

You decide: Does Stephanie Roche deserve to win the Puskas Goal of the Year award?

While most of the country seem to be, rightly, backing Stephanie Roche to win the Puskas Goal of the Year award, Newstalk presenter Ivan Yates said there is no way she should even be considered.

The former Fine Gael minister didn't stop there, saying: "Ah, it’s the height of tokenism. Even Andy Carroll can score against Wexford Youths.

"She was playing for Peamount United! Give me a break. To compare Van Persie, a world class goal in a World Cup. I mean, what sort of defence would Wexford Youths put up?

"Even Andy Carroll could score against them. The fact of the matter of it is, it’s tokenism because she’s a woman. The fact that she’s Irish, fantastic and good luck to her. But there’s no way she deserves the Puskas award. No way! It's sham amateurism."

Below are the three contenders so you decide. Is Stephanie Roche's goal the best of the three?




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