Rovers draw mighty Spurs in money-spinning clashes
Shamrock Rovers – fresh from their glorious win in Belgrade last night - drew mighty Spurs in the Europa League today, in what is a money-spinning draw for the Tallaght club.
Already guaranteed €1m in prize-money, TV rights from the clashes with the North Londoners should fill the club’s modest coffers even further.
It has already been suggested that the home game against Spurs might be played at the Aviva Stadiium.
The Hoops will also have crack side Rubin Kazan, who play in the Russian Premier League, and the Greek side Paok to contend with.
The full draw:
Group A: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR, Rubin Kazan, Paok, SHAMROCK ROVERS
Group B: Copenhagen, Standard Liège, Hannover 96, FC Vorskla Poltava
Group C: PSV Eindhoven, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Rapid Bucuresti, Legia Warsaw
Group D: Sporting Lisbon, Lazio, FC Zürich, FC Vaslui
Group E: Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas, STOKE CITY, Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Group F: PSG, Athletic Bilbao, FC Salzburg, Slovan Bratislava
Group G: AZ Alkmaar, Metalist Kharkiv, Austria Wien, Malmö
Group H: Braga, Club Brugge, BIRMINGHAM CITY, NK Maribor
Group I: Atletico Madrid, Udinese, Stade Rennes, FC Sion
Group J: Schalke, Steaua Bucuresti, Maccabi Haifa, AEK Larnaca
Group K: FC Twente, FULHAM, Odense BK, Wisla Kraków
Group L: Anderlecht, AEK Athens, Lokomotiv Moscow, Sturm Graz