European Draw details

The draw for The Europa Conference League Round 1 Qualifiers takes place next Tuesday, June 14th in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Bit O’ Red have qualified for the second year in a row having secured a third place finish last season in The SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Rovers are unseeded in the draw along with Derry City who qualified by finishing in fourth place last season.

There are 30 possible opponents in the draw which should be narrowed down to a smaller group around 24 hours prior to the draw itself.

At the moment our possible list of opponents are:

  • Flora Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Shkendija (North Macedonia)
  • Riga FC (Latvia)
  • Alaszkert (Armenia)
  • Olimpija Ljubljana & NC Mura (Slovenia)
  • Fola Esch (Luxembourg)
  • Budnucost Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia)
  • Dunajska Streda (Slovakia)
  • Kukesi (Albania)
  • Drita (Kosovo)
  • Dinamo Minsk (Belarus)
  • B36 and HB (Faroe Islands)
  • Petrocub & Milsami (Moldova)
  • Breidablik (Iceland)
  • Gzira (Malta)
  • Zaligiris Kowno (Lithuania)
  • Bala Town (Wales)
  • Tre Penne (San Marino)
  • Saint Joseph’s & Europa FC (Gibraltar)
  • Crusaders (Northern Ireland)
  • Pogon & Lechia (Poland)

Ties are expected to be played on July 7th and 14th with these dates to be confirmed following the draw.

The home leg will be an all ticket game at The Showgrounds with a kick-off time of around 7pm expected. Season Tickets and Associate Sponsor tickets are not valid and both will be given a priority window where they can purchase tickets before general sale. We expect our home leg not to change from a Thursday evening kick off.

The away leg kick off date and time will be confirmed shortly after the draw following discussions with our opponents so we urge supporters not to book your travel until the date and time is confirmed officially as the Thursday’s are provisional only.

The club will also be assessing all travel options which would include a shared charter with supporters if viable. Details if this is or is not happening will follow shortly after the draw.