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Poll: Which of the Irish League's three wonder-goals was the best this weekend?

There are some local football fans that would have believe the Irish League's full of useless players with little ability, but once again the top two divisions have proved them wrong.

There were three proper top drawer strikes last weekend - and we're not talking your standard 30-yard 'screamer'. No, these were all just a little bit special.

Let's have a look and then you can let us know which one was your favourite.

1. Jordan Forsythe (Institute 1-4 CRUSADERS)

The Crusaders midfielder netted eight Premiership goals last term and has two so far this season. We'd wager none were quite as impressive as this effort. It had shades of David Beckham (or Xabi Alonso, depending on your English team persuasion) as he spotted the opposition goalkeeper off his line and launched a missile over the Stute stopper's head and into the net, without a bounce.

2. Michael McLellan (Cliftonville 3-1 ARDS)

Alright so this one wasn't quite at the halfway line but it wasn't a kick in the backside off it as Ards striker McLellan jinked past a backtracking defender and looped a fine dig over the home goalkeeper's head quick as you like.

3. Darren Murray (PORTADOWN 2-1 Dergview)

Neither was this goal from outside the box, nor was it in the top division. But that just tells you that it must have been fairly special to make it into the company of those first two efforts. It was from former Cliftonville forward Darren Murray, who got on his bike to crash an overhead kick into the top corner for Championship title-challengers Portadown. Not only was it technical perfection, it was in the closing seconds to win the game and a vital three points for his side.

So which one was your favourite?

Cast your votes right here:

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