Dundalk & Celtic Discover Champions League Opponents

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Dundalk will face BATE Borisov of Belarus in the Champions league second round qualifier. The first leg is on the 14rh or 15th of July with the second leg taking place a week later. Bate reached the group stages last year. Celtic will play Stjarnan of Iceland in their qualifier. The Europa league draw has pitted Shamrock Rovers and UCD against teams from Luxembourg while Cork City travel to Iceland to play KR Reykjavik and St Pats meet Skonto Riga of Latvia. West Ham will begin their attempt to reach the group stage of the Europa League against Andorran opponents. They’ll face FC Lusitans in the first qualifying round. Aberdeen were drawn against KF Shkendija from Macedonia, while St Johnstone got Armenian side Alashkert. The Republic of Ireland today play their opening game in the Women’s UEFA Under 17 European Championships. In Iceland at 2 they take on France. Ireland manager Dave Connell’s side will play Switzerland on Thursday and Norway on Sunday. Connell and his players were unbeaten in qualifying [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/41650/medium/”] Argentina legend Diego Maradona wants to stand for the FIFA presidency to succeed Sepp Blatter – according to reports in South America. The former captain has been a strong critic of the current head of the world governing body. Uruguayan broadcaster and writer Victor Hugo Morales has tweeted Maradona’s desire to be a candidate for FIFA’s top job. A date for election will be set next month.