Tuesday 25 April 2017

Republic of Ireland to be based in Versailles for Euro 2016

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill with assistant manager Roy Keane and FAI Chief Executive John Delaney on the pitch at the Stade de Montbauron, Versailles, where the Republic of Ireland squad will train for UEFA Euro 2016. Versailles, France. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill with assistant manager Roy Keane and FAI Chief Executive John Delaney on the pitch at the Stade de Montbauron, Versailles, where the Republic of Ireland squad will train for UEFA Euro 2016. Versailles, France. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

The city of Versailles has been chosen as the Republic of Ireland's training headquarters for the European Championships in France next summer.

The historic city, just outside Paris, is seen as the ideal location for the Ireland squad, who will play matches in Paris, Bordeaux, and Lille during the group stage of the competition.

A UEFA-approved hotel, the Trianon Palace, has been selected for the team base with training to take place at the local municipality football facility, which is home to AFC Versailles.

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Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, FAI CEO John Delaney, and Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane visited Versailles, last Sunday, following last weekend's draw for the 2016 UEFA European Championships, in Paris.

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FAI CEO John Delaney said: "The facilities and accommodation in Versailles are second-to-none, and will cater for every need of the team, management and backroom staff. I visited the area with Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane, and both are extremely impressed and looking forward to being based there."

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