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Sunday 19 November 2017

Europa League draw: Cork City to face Linfield in all-Ireland derby

Cork City manager John Caulfield
Cork City manager John Caulfield

The draw for the first round of qualifying for the Europa League has thrown up an Irish derby meeting between Cork City and Linfield.

Shamrock Rovers will face Finnish side RoPS  while St Patrick's Athletic will be expected to account for Jeunesse Esch of Luxembourg.

The Rebels will play BK Häcken if they progress, Pats will play either FC Dinamo Misk of Belarus or Spartaks Jurmala of Latvia and the Hoops will face UE Santa Colma of Andorra or Croatia's Lokomotiva Zagreb should they make the second round.

Cliftonville also face a trip to Luxembourg, against Differdange, while Glenavon will play FK Reykjavik.

The draw for the second round takes place at 1.30pm in Nyon, Switzerland.

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