Turner’s Cross to host Ireland Under 21s

It’s been confirmed the Republic of Ireland under 21s will face Iceland in a friendly at Turner’s Cross on Sunday March 26th.

It will be the first time in 14 years the 21s have played in Cork.

The game will form part of their preparations for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualification campaign – the draw for which takes place this coming Thursday.

Republic of Ireland Under-21s Head Coach Jim Crawford said: “I’m really excited to be bringing a team to Cork and showing our fans the talent that Irish football has to offer.

“When you see how much the Cork public came out to watch other Irish international sides and their hometown Cork City you can’t help but be enticed to play a game in what is great city.

“We had some amazing games in Tallaght Stadium and the fans in Dublin really got behind us and I have every hope those in Cork and beyond will do just the same.

“Iceland will be a tough opponent and like ourselves reached the play-offs in the last campaign. It’s the reason I wanted test ourselves against such quality players and it will make for a fascinating game.”


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