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Tomás Quinlan the Irish U20 hero in World Cup opener with last-minute winning penalty

Published 02/06/2015 | 17:36

Ireland's Josh Murphy attempts to break through the Argentina defence. Picture credit: Massimilliano Pratelli / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Josh Murphy attempts to break through the Argentina defence. Picture credit: Massimilliano Pratelli / SPORTSFILE

The Irish U20s got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start, but it required an unnerving penalty from Tomás Quinlan with the last kick of the game to secure victory.

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The substitute out-half claimed a win for Nigel Carolan's side with a stunning kick from the right-hand touchline to deprive Argentina of a win in parma, Italy.

The Pumitas looked set for the win when they slotted over a 77th-minute penalty of their own before referee Lloyd Linton gave Ireland hope when he pinged Argentina for an infringement at the breakdown.

It was a good day from the tee for Ireland, with Joey Carbery missing only one of his six attempts before Quinlan displayed nerves of steel right at the death.

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