The two associations have teamed to do a joint bid to host the 2023 U21 championships.
Under the proposal, matches could be played at the Aviva Stadium, the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, the redeveloped Dalymount Park, Ballymena Showgrounds, Tallaght and Turner’s Cross.
The Irish Rugby Football Union has also confirmed that Thomond Park in Limerick and Kingspan Stadium in Belfast can also be used as potential venues in any bid.
The Foyle MP said: “While I welcome that a joint bid for the 2023 U21 European Championships will proceed, I am disappointed that the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in Derry appears not to have been included in the bid.
“This is a big opportunity for the city as the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium epitomises the spirit of all-Ireland football given of its location and the fact it hosts both Derry City FC and Institute FC.
“The stadium has recently undergone a successful upgrade and its inclusion in this bid would send a important positive message to young soccer players and fans across the north west.
“Ireland works best when it works together and as a city of sporting excellence, Derry should play its role in developing sport on an all-Ireland basis.
“I will be writing to both the IFA and FAI seeking clarity about why the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in Derry does not appear to be included as a potential venue at this stage of the bid.”Tags: