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Tallaght to host Hoops’ Europa League group stages

Shamrock Rovers have been given the green light to play their Europa League Group Stages at home in Tallaght Stadium, after a decision by UEFA today.

UEFA officials inspected the grounds on Tuesday the Tallaght and gave it the go-ahead.

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

Rovers chairman, Jonathan Roche said the club is delighted with the decision.

"It is wonderful news for us as a club, but also for the Tallaght area,” he said.

“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 move.

"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."