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St Pats, UCD, Shamrock Rovers and Cork City receive kind Europa League draws

Published 22/06/2015 | 12:19

St Pats qualify having won the FAI Cup last season
St Pats qualify having won the FAI Cup last season

The draw for the first round of qualifying for the Europa League has been kind to the four Irish sides involved.

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UCD will face Luxembourg side F91 Dudelange, Cork City have the toughest encounter after being drawn against KR Reykjavík of Iceland.

Shamrock Rovers will face FC Progrès Niederkorn , while FAI Cup champions St Patrick's Athletic were drawn against Skonto Riga of Latvia.

If Pats get through their First Round tie they will play the winners of Debreceni VSC of Hungary or FK Sutjeska of Montenegro

West Ham will face Andorran side FC Lusitans.

St Johnstone will play Alashkert of Armenia, while Aberdeen take on Macedonian side Shkendija.

Glentoran play MSK Zilina (Slovakia), Glenavon play FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (Belarus) and it's Linfield versus NSÍ Runavík (Faroe Islands).

AUK Broughton meet Lokomotiva Zagreb and Bala Town will face FC Differdange 03 of Luxembourg while Newtown AFC were paired with Maltese side Valletta.

The matches are due to be played July 2nd and 9th.

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