Draw made for UEFA Under-17 European Championship Finals

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Draw made for UEFA Under-17 European Championship Finals

Ireland drawn in Group C with Bosnia & Herzegovina, Denmark and Belgium
6th Apr 2018

Colin O'Brien's Republic of Ireland Under 17 team learned their UEFA Under-17 Championship Finals fate this evening at the draw conducted in St George's Park. 

Ireland will open their campaign against Belgium, followed by meetings with Denmark and Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

The tournament, to be held in England, kicks off on May 4 but Ireland will have to wait until the following day to get their campaign underway when they take on Belgium. 

Speaking following the draw, Ireland Head Coach Colin O'Brien said: "We're delighted to be here, we knew we were going to get tough opponents and that is exactly how it has turned out. We know our opponents now and we can start planning and preparing for the start of the tournament over the next four weeks.

"The players have tough club programmes coming up, fingers crossed all players come in fit and fresh. To play in a major competition is a huge honour and we're looking forward to the challenge." 

UEFA Under 17 Championship Group C 

Republic of Ireland v Belgium, May 5, Loughborough University Stadium
Republic of Ireland v Denmark, May 8, St George's Park (Note change from provisional venue)
Bosnia & Herzegovina v Republic of Ireland, May 11, St George's Park