Stephanie Roche appeared on RTÉ’s Late Late Show and spoke with host Ryan Tubridy about her memorable week, which saw the Ireland international come runner-up in the FIFA world goal of the year award, and meet soccer legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the process.

Indeed the picture snapped of Ronaldo and Messi ‘eyeing up’ the 25-year-old Dubliner went global and Roche said a lot of her friends texted her directly after the awards saying “don’t be too disappointed – you had two of the best footballers in the world eyeing you up!”

As well as recounting what an amazing and exciting time she had at the awards in Zurich, and hailing the awesome support the former Peamount player received from Irish people at home and abroad, host Ryan Tubridy had a couple of surprise video tributes from Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane and Niall Quinn, with former international Quinn hailing her strike as the “best goal I’ve seen in 40 years!”