11/06/2019

NI Teams Europa League Opponents Revealed

Danske Bank Premiership teams Ballymena United and Cliftonville have discovered the opponents they will face in the preliminary round of qualifying for the Europa League.

Play-off winners Cliftonville come up against Welsh Premier League outfit Barry Town United, while Ballymena prepare for a trip to the Faroe Islands to play NSI Nunavik.
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The first leg ties will take place on 27 June, with the return match scheduled for 04 July.

The winners will progress to the first qualifying round for the Europa League.

Crusaders will also join the draw in the next round.

(CM/MH)


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