The 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship takes place this May in the Republic of Ireland, this post has details to help you plan a Football Trip to watch it.
A total of 16 teams will play in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 2002 eligible to participate. Starting from this season, up to five substitutions are permitted per team in each match.
Dublin – Tallaght Stadium
he main stand holds home supporters, away supporters, club officials and press. A second stand on the opposite (east) side of the ground, was completed in August 2009. This stand holds the stadium’s TV gantry and has brought the seating capacity to 6,000. The Glenmalure Suite in Tallaght Stadium is an exclusive bar area open to club members only on match days. Club members can visit the Glenmalure Suite 60 minutes before kick off, at half time, and after the game for 30 minutes. Occasional post match Q&A with the manager and players are held in the suite. The cafe at the stadium has a small museum dedicated to Shamrock Rovers who are the anchor tenants of the ground.
Cork – Turners Cross
Turners Cross is an all-seater football stadium located in and synonymous with the district of Turners Cross in Cork, Ireland. It is home to the Munster Football Association, and League of Ireland side Cork City.
It was the first all-seated, all-covered stadium in Ireland following redevelopment in 2009, and it is currently one out of only two, the other being the new Aviva Stadium. For many years Turners Cross was little more than a pitch with a few grassy banks and a covered terrace euphemistically called “The Shed”. However, since the early 2000s, the stadium was redeveloped to become the only all covered, all seated League of Ireland stadium. As of 2015, the configuration of the stadium includes the 1,857 seater covered “Donie Forde” stand – which holds the stadium control box, press broadcasting area, and the family section. This is faced by the 1,128 seater covered “Derrynane Road” stand. At the western end of the ground is the covered St. Anne’s Stand which has a capacity of 2,720. The newest stand is at the eastern end, on a site previously occupied by “The Shed” covered terracing and a club shop. “The Shed” previously held over 2,500 supporters and was home to Cork City F.C.’s more vocal fans. This newly developed section seats 1,660 and was opened in March 2007.
Waterford – Waterford Regional Sports Centre
The Waterford Regional Sports Centre (or simply, the RSC) is home to Waterford F.C. of the League of Ireland. The RSC comprises two stands. The Cork Road West Stand, opened in May 1996 has capacity of 1,275 seats. The new Kilbarry side East Stand which holds 1,760 opened in May 2008 and brings seating capacity to 3,100. There are future plans to extend the West Stand to bring the overall seated capacity to near 5,000.
Galway – Eamon Dearcy Park
Eamonn Deacy Park, formerly known as Terryland Park, is an association football stadium in the Republic of Ireland based in the Terryland district of Galway. It is owned by the Galway Football Association and is the home ground of both Galway United and Galway W.F.C.. It is named after Eamonn Deacy, a former Galway United and Aston Villa player and Republic of Ireland international.
The stadium underwent redevelopment in 1993. This saw the introduction of floodlights and saw evening matches at the ground. In 2007 a €500,000 Irish Government grant went towards developing a new 1,500-seater stand. The new stand was opened in July 2007 and raised the seating capacity to 3,300 and the overall capacity to 5,000.