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Watch: Ireland Eliminated From Euro U17s In Extraordinarily Controversial Circumstances

Watch: Ireland Eliminated From Euro U17s In Extraordinarily Controversial Circumstances

Ireland U17's can hold their head high after being cruelly denied a European Championship semi final after a highly controversial penalty shootout.

With four penalties taken by each side Ireland keeper Jimmy Corcoran needed to save the next penalty, which he did brilliantly, only for the referee to give the keeper a second yellow card for moving off of his line too early. The decision to retake the penalty may well have been the right one going by the absolute letter of the law but to send Corcoran off seemed excessive and very cruel on a valiant Irish effort.

With substitutions during a shootout not permitted, centre half Oisin McEntee had to go in goals for the retaken penalty and was duly beaten by Chelsea's Daishawn Redan to send the Dutch into the semi final.

 

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Corcoran's first caution came in the second half after he was booked in the second half for time wasting.

Ireland had brought the tie to penalties following an excellent equalising goal from Troy Parrott:

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Eoin Lyons

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