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Irish Clubs Learn Their Fate For Champions League And Europa League draws

Irish clubs have learned their fate for the Champions League and Europa League.

Dundalk have been drawn to play Latvian side FC Riga for the first qualifying round of the Champions League.

Vinny Perth’s team were seeded for the draw and will play the first leg at home. The games will take place the weeks of July 9/10 and July 16/17, with details to be confirmed.

In the Europa League, St Patrick’s Athletic, Shamrock Rovers and Cork City discovered their fate for the first qualifying round of the competition.

Rovers have been drawn against Norwegian side SK Brann. They will be away in the first leg.

Cork will play either FC Progres of Luxembourg – who knocked Glasgow Rangers out of the competition in 2017 –  or Cardiff Metropolitan University FC of Wales.

They will be at home in the first leg.

While St Pats will come up against Swedish side IFK Norrkoping.

Celtic were also included in the Champions League draw. The Scottish side will play Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina in their opening qualifier, with the first leg due to be played at Celtic Park.

Linfield were one of Dundalk’s potential opponents, but the Belfast team have been given a tough draw against Rosenborg of Norway.

All times and dates for the games have yet to be confirmed.

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