The Final of the 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championships will be played at the newly expanded Tallaght Stadium in Dublin with other games throughout the 16-day tournament taking place at Bray’s Carlisle Grounds, The City Calling Stadium in Longford, the Regional Sports Centre in Waterford, the UCD Bowl and Tolka Park in Dublin.
The finals participants will be known following qualification rounds in March and the draw will take place in Dublin on April 4th.
The trio of stadiums located outside of Dublin – Carlisle Grounds (Wicklow), City Calling Stadium (Longford), and Regional Sports Centre (Waterford) – fall under the UEFA-set radius for venues from the team hotel, which will be the Tetrarch Group owned Citywest in Dublin.
Tallaght Stadium, which now has a capacity of 8,000 following the opening of a new third stand, will be hosting the final on Sunday, May 19. The ground has previously hosted UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League games, as well as the 2009 FAI Cup Final and three EA SPORTS Cup Finals.
“As manager of Tallaght Stadium, I am delighted that our venue has been chosen to host the final of the UEFA European Under-17 Championships,” said Nicola Coffey, Tallaght Stadium Manager.
“It is a great honour for the venue to host such a prestigious event and I’ve no doubt both the teams and their travelling support will receive a warm welcome in South Dublin.”
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.