Gortahork’s star goal keeper Joe Coll was part of the Republic of Ireland team which were within five minutes of claiming a place in the U17 Uefa Championships, only for a late Denmark goal to destroy the dream. Ireland did what they needed by beating Latvia 4-1 on Monday. Those three points would have been sufficient had the other game between the Danes and Greece finish in a draw. By the time Ireland’s game had ended, there were four minutes left in the other fixture. A minute into added time Denmark grabbed the winner to go through. Manchester United keeper Coll put in some superb performances throughout the qualifiers but the Irish will be gutted having come so close.