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Rovers to face Israeli side in Europa clash Doncaster eye Keogh capture Warnock praises gutsy Rowlands

SHAMROCK Rovers discovered their European fate last night as the Hoops will now take on Israeli opposition in the second qualifying round of the Europa League.

Bnei Yehuda beat Armenian side FC Ulises 1-0 in Israel last night in the first qualifying round so the Israeli club now take on Rovers, the first leg in Tallaght next Thursday.

Meanwhile, Rovers have announced that veteran midfielder Ollie Cahill has left the club. Cahill, who won league titles with Shelbourne and Drogheda United, joined Rovers last year but was only a fringe figure this season with just seven league starts and he's now a free agent.



Doncaster eye Keogh capture

CHAMPIONSHIP side Doncaster Rovers have tried to lure Ireland man Andy Keogh away from Wolves.

Keogh is likely to be a fringe player for Wolves next season and is unsure of his future, so Doncaster wanted to take the Dubliner on loan.

"You talk to a lot of clubs about players without making a concrete offer and we have done that with Andy Keogh," said Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll, a former Ireland international.

"If Mick McCarthy would let him go out on loan then he will come here. It will all depend on what Andy's situation is with Wolves. He knows a lot of our players and he is certainly someone who interests us."



Warnock praises gutsy Rowlands

QPR manager Neil Warnock is delighted to see Ireland international midfielder Martin Rowlands make progress in his recovery from a serious knee injury. Rowlands has been out of action since last October when he suffered the injury during Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.

"I've tried to sign Martin a few times during my managerial career and he's a player I've got a lot of time for. He's always busting a gut and I'm delighted to be working with him."

SCUNTHORPE UNITED boss Neil Adkins believes that the six-month loan signing of Ireland international Eddie Nolan from Preston will add some versatility to his squad.

"He is a hungry young player who can operate anywhere across the back four," said Adkins.

- AIDAN FITZMAURICE


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