Six League of Ireland grounds have been confirmed to host games in May's UEFA Under-17 Euros.

The tournament, which kicks off on 3 May, will be played across four counties in seven different venues with 16 teams involved.

The Carlisle Grounds, Tallaght Stadium, Tolka Park, UCD Bowl, City Calling Stadium and the RSC have been named as the Irish venues, with another game set to be played at Home Farm's Whitehall Stadium on the north side of Dublin.

The group draw will be made in Dublin on 4 April. Tallaght Stadium, which now has a capacity of 8,000 following the opening of a new third stand, will be host the final on Sunday, 19 May.

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 deciders.

Colin O'Brien's Republic of Ireland team - who qualify automatically as host nation - will play two of their group games in Tallaght and one in Waterford's RSC.

John O'Shea, who was part of the Ireland side who won the Under-16s European Championships back in 1998, is the Tournament Ambassador.

"The opportunity to play in an international tournament on home soil is a rare one for any player, and I look forward to seeing how Colin O’Brien and his team do," he said.

"Ireland will welcome another 15 countries to our shores for the tournament and it will be fantastic to see these stars of the future play in venues all around the country, including in my own home city of Waterford."