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Chapter 16: Stephanie Roche, What’s the Story?

Chapter 16: Stephanie Roche, What’s the Story?

This week we were joined by Sunderland ladies and Ireland ladies footballing hero, Stephanie Roche. 

Steph spoke to us about growing up in the borough, her early days of playing and football with Valeview FC and Cabinteely FC and the discovery that she could play football as a profession. 

From the inaugural women’s Champions League with Dublin’s Peamount United to her time playing in France, her short stint in The US with Huston Dash right up to her signing for Sunderland earlier this year and venturing into the world of media with her Irish Independent column. It’s been a storied career for the Irish striker and we haven’t even mentioned “that goal”. 

We heard all about the wonder strike that shot Steph from local girl from Shankill to household name and global recognition. The nomination for the famed FIFA Puskas Award all the way to the award ceremony where she was rubbing shou [...]