Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Refereeing decision robs Ireland under 17's in the European Championship

Refereeing decision robs Ireland under 17's in the European Championship

Martin O'Neill, the Ireland senior manager, stormed onto the pitch to remonstrate with Zbynek Proske, the referee at the centre of a controversial finish to last night's European Under-17 Championship quarter-final against Holland.

Ireland's young "keeper Jimmy Corcoran was issued a second yellow card from referee Zbynek Proske for coming off his line when saving the Netherlands" fifth spot-kick.

However, the Chelsea starlet saw his effort saved by Jimmy Corcoran.

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

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As the Dutch wheeled away in triumph after a 5-4 victory on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the end of the game, Corcoran broke down in tears and was comforted by his team-mates.

Manager of the senior Ireland squad, Martin O'Neill, was present to give his support to the teenage side, and immediately consoled an understandably distraught Corcoran.

The Republic had fallen behind to a Elayis Tavsan header, but were back on level terms two minutes later through Spurs striker Troy Parrott.

Ireland levelled nearly immediately when a clever one-two between Troy Parrott and Jason Knight in the box resulting in the former sweeping home a superb shot.

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