Preston North End goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran gets Republic of Ireland call-up for European Under-17s Championships

Preston North End youth-team goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad for the European Under-17s Championships.

Monday, 29th April 2019, 12:02 pm
Updated Monday, 29th April 2019, 1:07 pm
Preston youth-team goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran

Corcoran, 17, is a first-year scholar at North End having joined last summer from Irish club Cherry Orchard.

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He was in the PNE academy side which reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup this season, beating Charlton Athletic and Norwich City.

Corcoran and his team-mates will be on home turf, with the Republic of Ireland the host country - games will be played in Dublin, Longford, Waterford and Wicklow.

The Republic of Ireland are in a group with Greece, Czech Republic and Belgium, with the tournament starting on Friday.