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bOU might think you’re suf­fer­ing from déje vu but don’t fret, you’re not. Once again, Stephanie Roche hogged Twit­ter as news broke on Mon­day evening that she was down to the fi­nal three in the run­ning for the FIFA Goal of the bear. The Shankill lady was un­der­stand­ably de­lighted.

Stephanie Roche: “Yessssss!!!! Come on!! So happy right now, thank u to EV­ERY­ONE who has voted for me! Oh and if you’s could keep vot­ing please!”

But it looks like the fame has al­ready gone to her head as she left be­hind boyfriend Dean Zam­bra (of Bray Wan­der­ers fame) and best friend Aine O’Gor­man (of Ire­land Women’s team and En­niskerry fame) in favour of Bray co­me­dian Dara O’Bri­ain.

Dara O’Bri­ain: “Well done @StephanieRoche9 for get­ting on the short­list for FIFA #Puskas Award along­side @james­dro­driguez & @Per­sie_Of­fi­cial!”

Dara O’Brian: “Early and of­ten, peo­ple. ‘@mikem­clen­nan: Here’s a link to the Puskas @StephanieRoche9 vot­ing page(…)”

With O’Bri­ain mak­ing the first move, Roche wasn’t long in re­ply­ing to her new buddy.

Stephanie Roche: “@ darao­bri­ain @james­dro­driguez @Per­sie_Of­fi­cial thank u Dara!”

And that left poor Dean and Aine won­der­ing what they had to do to be no­ticed.

Aine O’Gor­man: “@DeanZam­bra we might get to talk to @StephanieRoche9 in about 3 days when her phone stops hop­ping”

Dean Zam­bra: “Ai­neogor9 @StephanieRoche9 she’s al­ready for­got­ten about the lit­tle peo­ple. Straight shootout be­tween us 2 for the plus 1 ”

All jok­ing aside, O’Gor­man was over the moon for her friend and team­mate and she even bagged a claim to fame of her own thanks to Ex­tra­

Aine O’Gor­man: “Isn’t (it) a great day for wom­ens sport, foot­ball & Ire­land as they would say”

Ex­tra­ “It needs to be men­tioned, @StephanieRoche9 goal was of course thanks to a lovely cross from @Ai­neogor9 #As­sistToAPuskasFi­nal­istGoal”

Another Wick­low woman bask­ing in glory was Katie Tay­lor, who took a well-de­served break in Italy this week. But she still found the time to de­liver a knock­out blow to fel­low Olympian Paddy Barnes.

Katie Tay­lor: “Great week­end in Rome. Ate my weight in food and had the legs walked off me! #good­times”

Paddy Barnes: “Here @KatieTay­lor ya may have 5 World ti­tles but have ya got 2 Com­mon­wealth Games ti­tles??? #fightme”

Katie Tay­lor: “@pad­dyb_ ire­land haha!The com­mon­wealths?! Sure my Ma would win a gold medal in that!!”

Many of you will have read Stephen Hunt’s con­tro­ver­sial com­ments ques­tion­ing whether GAA play­ers could cut it in the Premier League. A few of Wick­low’s own had their opin­ions on the Ipswich winger.

An­thony McLough­lin: “Stephen hunt may have a point, fall­ing over con­tin­u­ously when an op­pos­ing player looks at you must be quite tir­ing #rest #soc­cer #Nancy”

Jonathan Daniels: “@An­tomac89 did Stevo hunt get a knee in the head. Drove 800yrds daily to save en­ergy. Did you ever hear so much garbage from a pro!”

And Christ­mas kicked off in the home of Wick­low man­ager Johnny Magee.

Magee: “Christ­mas tree up(…)po­lar ex­press on #kid­sare­hap­pynow #xmas”

Twit­ter loves Stephanie Roche.

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