Cork City to meet Linfield in the Europa League
Three Premier Division teams found out their fate on Monday afternoon12:29 Monday 20 June 2016, 12:29 20 Jun 2016
Monday afternoon's Europa League First Qualifying Round draw has put together Cork City and Linfield.
The two team's will meet for the first time in almost a decade. Linfield won 1-0 in their Setanta Cup semi-final.
It's the first time Cork City have been drawn with opponents from the Irish League. Linfield last played a League of Ireland side in 1984 when they knocked Shamrock Rovers out of the European Cup.
Shamrock Rovers face a trip to Finland to play Rovaniemi. It is the first time the Tallaght-based side will meet Finnish opposition in the Europa League.
Europa League qualifier is against Rovaniemi of Finland. Dates to be confirmed later today pic.twitter.com/RbOBnm8Gfi— Shamrock Rovers F.C. (@ShamrockRovers) June 20, 2016
St. Patrick's Athletic are heading to Luxembourg for the first team. The league's most consistent time. in Europe will play Jeunesse Esch.
We have drawn Jeunesse Esch (Luxembourg). Dates, venues etc to be confirmed! pic.twitter.com/4uSoCvsDOl— St Patrick's Ath (@stpatsfc) June 20, 2016
The games will take place on June 30th and July 7th. The draw for the Second Qualifying Round also gave the three Irish sides their potential second round opponents.
If Shamrock Rovers advance to the Second Qualifying Round they will meet either UE Santa Coloma or Lokomotiv Zabreb #UELdraw— Newstalk Sport (@NewstalkSport) June 20, 2016
Dinamo Minsk or Spartaks Jurmala await St. Patrick's Athletic in Round 2 if the Inchicore side advance #UELdraw— Newstalk Sport (@NewstalkSport) June 20, 2016
If Cork City can get past Linfield they will meet BK Hacken from Sweden #UELdraw— Newstalk Sport (@NewstalkSport) June 20, 2016
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