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Dundalk midfielder Jordan Flores with sensational goal-of-the-season contender as he volleys home corner

FORGET the Premier League and La Liga – the goal of the season may have been struck in Ireland.

Dundalk midfielder Jordan Flores, 24, can be sure that his magnificent equaliser against Shamrock Rovers will be on end-of-season highlight reels across the globe.

And with such technical excellence on display, it could yet take home this year’s Fifa Puskas award.

The goal came about in the 22nd minute of Dundalk’s 3-2 Irish Prem defeat to Rovers on Friday evening.

Dundalk had gone behind to a strike from Dylan Watts just moments before.

But former Wigan and Blackpool man Flores scored a mind-blowing volley from a corner to even the scoreline and send the football world into a frenzy.

Slow-motion replays show the incredible way Flores angles his body to send the ball flying into the back of the net with just a single stroke of his shoelace.

Dundalk were clearly buoyed by the worldie shot, and they finally took the lead in the 63rd minute through Patrick Hoban.

However, Shamrock Rovers made it 2-2 in the 71st minute thanks to Roberto Lopes’ strike.

And they bagged a winner through Jack Byrne just seven minutes from time to move three points clear of Dundalk at the top of the table.

Flores would have been hoping for at least a point to accompany his goal.

But Dundalk have won five of the last six league titles and are sure to feel confident about their chances of catching Shamrock in the new season.

Incredible Puskas Award contender as defender shows off outrageous skill before scoring from his own half