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Meath GAA Club Pen Brilliant Tribute To Ireland U17 Goalkeeper After Yesterday's Controversy

Meath GAA Club Pen Brilliant Tribute To Ireland U17 Goalkeeper After Yesterday's Controversy

Yesterday, Ireland U17 goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran was shown a second yellow card during the European Championship quarter-final penalty shoot-out after he was adjudged to have stepped off his line prior to the penalty by referee Zbynek Proske.

Corcoran was sent off and the Netherlands converted the penalty to dump Colin O'Brien's side out of the tournament. Corcoran was visibly distraught after the decision, having initially saved the shot.

After the game, Meath club Drumbaragh Emmets posted an excellent tribute to the young shot-stopper.

WIN, LOSE OR DRAW JIMMY'S OUR NO.1

We got the absolute sh1t kicked out of us tonight in the BFL. But the roar coming out of the dressing room when Jimmy Corcoran saved the spot kick almost sent the clubhouse roof into orbit! The Kilbride lads scratching their heads in the visiting dressing room wondering what the hell was going on! 30 of Jimmy's clubmates huddled around a mobile phone all beeming with pride.

Whatever happened afterwards will rumble on for a few days, but to every man, woman and child in the club - we are incredibly proud of the international you have become.

There will be plenty more big days ahead for the Irish No.1.

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Meanwhile, the fall-out from the side's exit continued today. Speaking on 98FM’s Dublin Talks, Corcoran's father Noel criticised the referee.

We were outraged with the decision but more so we were outraged with the way he treated a very young player.

It was obvious the consequences of what was after happening, this was a 16-year-old, obviously, he was my son but for any child to have to go through that I thought was very harsh.

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