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Former Dundalk FC manager Kenny learns group opponents for first campaign in charge of Ireland U21s

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Former Dundalk FC manager Kenny learns group opponents for first campaign in charge of Ireland U21s

New Ireland U21 manager Stephen Kenny. (Pic: Peter O'Doherty)

Former Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny has learned Ireland U21s' group opponents for the next European Championship qualifiers in Nyon this morning.

While fixtures are yet to be finalised, the Boys in Green have been paired in group one with Italy, Iceland, Sweden, Armenia and Luxembourg.

The first qualifier takes place next spring.

The nine group winners qualify automatically for the 12-team tournament. Runners-up with the best records against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their group will enter a play-off for qualification.

Hosts Hungary and Slovenia are through automatically to the 2021 competition.