Is this goal by Stephanie Roche best of the year?

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IT may not have been scored in the most auspicious of arenas, but this goal by Stephanie Roche has been shortlisted by Fifa for a goal of the year award.

The goal, struck against Wexford Youths, is competing against strikes by Manchester United striker Robin van Persie and Real Madrid star James Rodriguez.

A screengrab of Stephanie Roche's goal. Picture: Contributed

A screengrab of Stephanie Roche's goal. Picture: Contributed

The winner of the Puskas Award will be announced on 12 January 2015.

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