Draws made for U17 and U19 qualifying campaigns

Draws made for U17 and U19 qualifying campaigns

The Republic of Ireland U19 and U17 teams now have a clear idea of what is required in order to qualify for next summer’s UEFA European Championships.

For the U19s, all roads lead to Georgia where the finals tournament will be staged in 2017, while the U17 finals will be held in Croatia. Firstly, however, they must get through the elite round.

Tom Mohan's U19 team will advance to this stage with a degree of confidence, having won two of their three qualifying games.

They have been pitted against last year's beaten finalists, Italy, along with hosts Belgium and Sweden. The venue and fixture details will be announced in due course.

For Colin O'Brien's U17s, it was three wins from three in the qualifying round as they won the group group. In the elite round, the U17s will travel to Cyrpus to play Slovakia, Faroe Islands and the hosts.

The draws were also made for the 2017/18 campaign, which will see the U19's host the qualifying round games with Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Serbia also eyeing a route to the elite round and the finals in Finland.

O'Brien's U17 team, meanwhile, will travel to Bulgaria for their three qualifying round games in October 2017 as they take on the Group 11 hosts as well as Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

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