O'Brien urges fans to support team in Cork
Ireland will play three matches at Turner's Cross for games against Andorra (November 12), Montenegro (November 15), Israel (November 18).
Cork-native O'Brien, who spent more than 13 years on Leeside with Cork City, said: “When the opportunity came to host these qualifiers I was delighted that the FAI got on the front foot and we were able to play our games at, in my view, one of the best stadiums in the country – it gives us an advantage.
"Turner's Cross is well known for its atmosphere and the Cork public has always come out and supported Irish teams and I urge them to do so again. In recent years there’s been a lot of positive talk about Ireland underage teams and I think hosting the Euro Under-17 Championships in May showed people what talent we have. Those games were well attended and I’ve every hope Cork will turnout for these games too. “
Fans can pay at the turnstiles at Turner's Cross. Admission to the games are €5 for Adults and free for Under 16s.
Cork City, Cobh Ramblers and FAI season ticket holders can gain free access to the games by showing their season tickets at the turnstiles.
Tuesday, November 12: Ireland v Andorra, Turners Cross, Cork, KO 7.30pm
Friday, November 15: Ireland v Montenegro, Turners Cross, Cork, KO 7.30pm
Monday, November 18: Ireland v Israel, Turners Cross, Cork, KO 2pm