Cork City to meet Linfield in the Europa League

Three Premier Division teams found out their fate on Monday afternoon

BY Daniel Kelly 12:29 Monday 20 June 2016, 12:29 20 Jun 2016

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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.

St. Patrick's Athletic are heading to Luxembourg for the first team. The league's most consistent time. in Europe will play Jeunesse Esch.

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.


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