Irish await euro fate
THE draws for the third round of the Champions League and Europa League qualifiers take place today and four Irish teams will be keeping an eye on proceedings.
Sligo Rovers are the only team guaranteed Europa involvement after they received a bye to this stage of the competition, with the participation of Shamrock Rovers (Champions League), St Patrick's Athletic and Bohemians dependent on their performances in the second legs of their second-round games next week.
FC Copenhagen (Denmark), Maccabi Haifa (Israel) or FK Borac (Bosnia), Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) or Neftchi FC (Azerbaijan), Skenderbeu (Albania) or APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus), Skonto Riga (Latvia) or Wisla Krakow (Poland).
Stoke City (England), Hearts (Scotland), Sparta Prague (Czech Rep), Famagusta (Cyprus) or Gagra (Georgia), Glentoran (Northern Ireland) or FC Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine).
ST PAT'S ATHLETIC
Palermo (Italy), Dinamo Bucharest (Romania), KR Reykjavik (Iceland) or FK Zilina (Slovakia), Karpaty Lviv (Ukraine), FC Taurus (Lithuania) or Den Haag (Holland).
AZ Alkmaar (Holland), Rudar Pljevlja (Montenegro) or FC Austria Vienna, Bursaspor (Turkey), FK Zeljeznicar (Bosnia) or Sheriff (Moldova), FK Suduva (Lithuania) or IF Elfsborg (Sweden).