Linfield and Larne discover potential UEFA Europa Conference League opponents
Irish Premiership teams Linfield and Larne have discovered who they could potentially face in the UEFA Europa Conference League third qualifying round if they win their second round.
Linfield will face Bosnian side Borac Banja Luka in their second round clash at Windsor Park on Thursday July 22, with the second leg on July 29.
Banja Luka surprised Romania’s Cluj side in their last European outing with a 2-0 regulation-time victory before losing at the end of extra time.
If the Blues win, they will face the winner of the match between Shakhtyor Soligorsk of Belarus and Fola Esch of Luxembourg.
Larne will face Danish side AGF Aarhus in the Europa Conference League second qualifying round after their 2-0 aggregate victory over Bala Town last week.
Ronan Hale scored the winning goal in the 84th minute, sending a superb effort past Bala goalkeeper Alex Ramsay and sending fans at the new Church End stand in ecstasy.
If they progress, Inver’s men will face Portuguese FC Paços de Ferreira in the third qualifying phase.
They currently play in the Primeira Liga, hosting home matches at the Estádio da Mata Real, with a capacity of 9,077 seats.
Full draw for the UEFA Conference League:
Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) / Maccabi Haifa (ISR) vs HB Tórshavn (FRO) / Budućnost Podgorica (MNE)
Linfield (NIR) / Borac Banja Luka (BIH) v Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR) / Fola Esch (LUX)
Shamrock Rovers (IRL) vs Teuta (ALB) / Inter Club d’Escaldes (AND)
Riga FC (LVA) / Shkëndija (MKD) vs Folgore (SMR) / Hibernians (MLT)
Prishtina (KOS) / Connah’s Quay Nomads (WAL) vs Valur (ISL) / Bodø / Glimt (NOR)
Dinamo Batumi (GEO) / BATE Borisov (BLR) vs Petrocub-Hincesti (MDA) / Sivasspor (TUR)
KuPS Kuopio (FIN) / Vorskla Poltava (UKR) vs Astana (KAZ) / Aris Thessaloniki (GRE)
Sochi (RUS) / Keşla (AZE) vs Partizan (SRB) / Dunajská Streda (SVK)
Ararat Yerevan (ARM) / Śląsk Wrocław (POL) vs Arda Kardzhali (BUL) / Hapoel Beer-Sheva (ISR)
Shkupi (MKD) / Santa Clara (POR) v Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) / Birkirkara (MLT)
Újpest (HUN) / Vaduz (LIE) vs Basel (SUI) / Partizani (ALB)
Kolos Kovalivka (UKR) vs FCSB (ROU) / Shakhter Karagandy (KAZ)
Elfsborg (SWE) / Milsami Orhei (MDA) vs Velež (BIH) / AEK Athens (GRE)
Paços de Ferreira (POR) vs Larne (NIR) / AGF Aarhus (DEN)
FC Lucerne (SUI) vs Drita (KOS) / Feyenoord (NED)
RFS (LVA) / Puskás Akadémia (HUN) vs Gent (BEL) / Vålerenga (NOR)
Hibernian (SCO) / Santa Coloma (AND) vs Gżira United (MLT) / Rijeka (CRO)
Austria Wien (AUT) / Breidablik (ISL) vs Aberdeen (SCO) / BK Häcken (SWE)
Trabzonspor (TUR) vs Molde (NOR) / Servette (SUI)
Dudelange (LUX) / Bohèmes (IRL) vs PAOK (GRE)
Kauno Žalgiris (LTU) / The New Saints (WAL) vs Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) / Dynamo Brest (BLR)
Sūduva (LTU) / Raków Czestochowa (POL) vs Rubin (RUS)
Lokomotiv Plovdiv (BUL) / Slovácko (CZE) vs Copenhagen (DEN) / Torpedo-Belaz Zhodino (BLR) Čukarički (SRB) / Sumgait (AZE) vs Hammarby (SWE) / Maribor (SVN)
Hajduk Split (CRO) / Tobol Kostanay (KAZ) vs Apollon Limassol (CYP) / Žilina (SVK)
CSKA-Sofia (BUL) / Liepāja (LVA) vs Pogoń Szczecin (POL) / Osijek (CRO)
Panevezys (LTU) / Vojvodina (SRB) vs LASK (AUT)
Limassol (CYP) / Vllaznia (ALB) vs Qarabağ (AZE) / Ashdod (ISR)
Spartak Trnava (SVK) / Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe (ROU) vs Sutjeska (MNE) / Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Hafnarfjördur (ISL) / Rosenborg (NOR) vs Domžale (SVN) / Honka Espoo (FIN)
Universitatea Craiova (ROU) / Laç (ALB) vs Anderlecht (BEL) Vitesse (NED) vs Dundalk (IRL) / Levadia Tallinn (EST)