Carlisle Grounds among LOI venues to host U17 European Championships

The Carlisle Grounds has been selected as one of six League of Ireland venues to host matches as part of the UEFA Under-17 European Championships.

The Bray Wanderers ground, Longford’s City Calling Stadium, and Waterford’s Regional Sports Centre make up the three stadiums located outside Dublin to be chosen, having fallen under the UEFA-set radius for venues for the team hotel, which will be based in CityWest, Dublin.

Tolka Park, the UCD Bowl, and Tallaght Stadium are the three other League of Ireland arenas selected to host tournament matches, with Tallaght Stadium — recently expanded to an 8,000 capacity following the opening of a third stand — having been picked to host the final on May 19th.

Home Farm’s Whitehall Stadium is the only ground based outside of the League of Ireland that has been picked to host matches, which will be designated to the different grounds following the group stage draw on the 4th of April.

Colin O’Brien’s Republic of Ireland team — who qualify automatically as host nation — will play two of their group games in Tallaght Stadium and one in Waterford’s RSC, with the competition kicking off on the 3rd of May.

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