Father of Jimmy Corcoran "outraged" after Ireland u17's exit

Martin O'Neill confronts referee after Ireland U17 goalkeeper sent off in penalty shootout

Martin O'Neill confronted a referee at the U17 European Championships after Ireland had their goalkeeper sent off during a penalty shoot-out loss against the Netherlands. Corcoran saved Redan's spot kick and looked to have kept the Irish hopes alive.

"Probably our quality on the ball could have been a little better at times, but we limited this talented Dutch team, got a great goal and went to penalties, very unfortunate what happened here tonight".

Alas, for the Irish, referee Zbynek Proske judged Corcoran (correctly) to have been well off his line when making the save.

But his moment of joy suddenly turned to shock as he received a second yellow card for a supposed infraction. Corcoran had already been booked for time-wasting in normal time, so he was shown a red card.

A distraught Corcoran was eventually helped from the floor and off the pitch by teammates.

Stand-in keeper Oisin McEntee donned the gloves for Redan's retake, but couldn't stop his side from crashing out.

Jimmy Corcoran was sent off for Ireland.

The Dutch player scored to put them through 5-4 on penalties.

The game at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium had finished 1-1 after the regulation 80 minutes, Tony Parrott equalising for Ireland after the Dutch took the lead, and went straight to a penalty shoot-out. The second is that the level of maturity shown by the former Douglas Community School striker makes us all the more confident that Idah has the ability and mentality to bounce back and continue his domineering ascension to football's top ranks.



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