Tomás Quinlan the Irish U20 hero in World Cup opener with last-minute winning penalty
Published 02/06/2015 | 17:36
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.
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.