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Tallaght to host Hoops' Europa games

Updated: Thursday, 08 Sep 2011 17:51

Europa League - Shamrock Rovers will play all three group games at Tallaght Stadium
Europa League - Shamrock Rovers will play all three group games at Tallaght Stadium

Shamrock Rovers have been given the go-ahead to play their Europa League Group Stages at home in Tallaght Stadium, after the venue was given the green light by UEFA today.

Following an inspection of the ground by UEFA officials on Tuesday the Tallaght venue was approved for the upcoming group games.

The first game takes place on Thursday, 15 September against Rubin Kazan, with a 6.00pm kick-off.

Rovers chairman, Jonathan Roche expressed the club’s delight at the news.

He said: “It is wonderful news for us as a club, but also for the Tallaght area. We were pushing hard to have the games played at Tallaght and are delighted that UEFA have given us the go-ahead.

“We are very grateful to the FAI, particularly chief executive, John Delaney and the licensing department, and to South Dublin County Council for the great support and assistance they have given us to be able to have these games in Tallaght.”

John Delaney, Chief Executive of the FAI also welcomed the news, saying: “We are delighted to have been able to assist in this process and thank UEFA for this decision, which will allow Shamrock Rovers to play their Europa League fixtures at their home venue.”

Ticket information will be available later this evening at www.shamrockrovers.ie.

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