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WATCH: Ireland U17 GK sent off DURING penalty shoot-out

2018-05-15 09:34
Jimmy Corcoran. (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Ireland were knocked out in bizarre fashion at the Under-17 European Championship by Holland after goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran was sent off during a penalty shoot-out for encroachment.

The Irish suffered a 5-4 defeat on penalties - with the scores tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes - after Corcoran received a second yellow card for rushing off his line as he made an impressive save to keep out Holland's decisive fifth penalty.

However, referee Zbynek Proske showed the shot-stopper his second yellow as an understandably distraught Corcoran dropped to the floor in reaction to the decision.

Defender Oisin McEntee replaced Corcoran between the sticks at FIFA's law 14 states: 'If the goalkeeper is sent off during the taking of kicks from the penalty mark, he shall be replaced by a player who finished the match.'

Dutch captain Redan stepped up to score the retaken penalty to send his side through to the semi-finals with Corcoran comforted by team-mates as he broke down in tears.

Irish officials remonstrated with the referee after the final whistle with even senior Irish manager Martin O'Neill marching onto the pitch to confront the referee.

Watch footage of the incident below:

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