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Tim Clancy was frustrated by St Pat’s Euro exit. Photo: Yulian Todorov/Sportsfile

Tim Clancy was frustrated by St Pat’s Euro exit. Photo: Yulian Todorov/Sportsfile

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Tim Clancy

Tim Clancy

Derry City manager Ruaidhrí Higgins. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Derry City manager Ruaidhrí Higgins. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Sligo Rovers manager John Russell applauds the Bit O'Red fans following Thursday's win over Viking at The Showgrounds. Rovers lost 5-2 on aggregate. Pic: Carl Brennan.

Sligo Rovers manager John Russell applauds the Bit O'Red fans following Thursday's win over Viking at The Showgrounds. Rovers lost 5-2 on aggregate. Pic: Carl Brennan.

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Tim Clancy was frustrated by St Pat’s Euro exit. Photo: Yulian Todorov/Sportsfile

Tim Clancy cut a frustrated figure as he left the press room in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday evening, wrestling with his emotions over what had just unfolded.

His first campaign as a European manager ended in the bitter disappointment of a St Patrick’s Athletic defeat to CSKA Sofia with Clancy wondering if the sense of hurt was clouding his judgement of the performance of the match officials. Replays backed up his gut feeling that the Saints were hard done by.


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