WATCH: Stephanie Roche scores a screamer in Ireland friendly

This is manager Sue Ronan's last game in charge before stepping down

BY Sinéad Farrell 18:30 Saturday 26 November 2016, 18:30 26 Nov 2016

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Ireland's Stephanie Roche gave Ireland the lead with a beautifully executed free kick against the Basque Country.

The Sunderland striker was previously nominated for the Puskas award in 2014 for her technical brilliance in finding the net and she exhibited that skill again today.

Roche put a perfect dip on a free-kick to send her shot sailing into the top corner, momentarily edging Ireland in front on 26 minutes.

The Spanish visitors equalised before half-time before the in-form Leanne Kiernan who scored a hat-trick for Shelbourne in the FAI Cup final, reclaimed the lead for Ireland. They managed to retain their lead for a final result of 2-1.

The win today served as a fitting tribute to their manager Sue Ronan, who is stepping down after six years in charge. 


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