Shamrock Rovers Ready for Europa League

The New York Times: Goal, 14/09/2011

On a dramatic night in Belgrade in August, Stephen O’Donnell’s penalty kick in the 113th minute of extra time secured for Shamrock Rovers, champions of Ireland, a place in the group stages of Europe’s second tier soccer competition, the Europa League, completing a 3-2 aggregate victory over Serbia’s Partizan Belgrade.

O’Donnell’s late strike, and Pat Sullivan’s stunning 30-yard volley earlier in the game, also sealed Rovers place in the history books, as the first Irish team to reach the group stage of a European competition. Continue reading “Shamrock Rovers Ready for Europa League”