UEFA Europa League Trophy Handed to Dublin

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UEFA President Michel Platini presents trophy to Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen

The UEFA Europa League trophy was today (April 19) handed over by UEFA to the city of Dublin at a special Trophy Handover Ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen accepted the trophy from UEFA President Michel Platini on the behalf of the city to keep and display to the public until the final. The final will be played in Dublin in less than a month’s time on Wednesday, May 18. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of Club Atlético de Madrid, the first-ever UEFA Europa League champions, including Club President Enrique Cerezo and Managing Director Clemente Villaverde.

Earlier in the day, UEFA President Michel Platini visited the UEFA, FAI and DCC mini-pitch on Hardwicke St to see a mixed ability group of children from Hardwicke FC and Enable Ireland taking part in an inclusive football session on the facility.

From April 20th to May 18th 2011, the UEFA Europa League trophy will be on display at various locations and events around Dublin. The presentations are free of charge and open to the public, meaning that football fans, locals and tourists will all have a chance to get a close-up of the trophy.

Stops on the Trophy Tour:


  • Airport Terminal 2 - April 20th -25th

  • General Post Office -  April 26th – 28th

  • Dublin City Council Civic Offices - April 29th

  • Dublin City Hall - April 30th

  • Dublin City Hall - May 7th

  • Central Library Ilac Centre - May 9th – 13th

  • Ilac Shopping Centre - May 14th

  • Dublin City Hall - May 16th