Pats progress in Europe as Dundalk go nine points clear at the top

St Pats

St Patrick's Athletic are through to the second round of qualifying for the Europa League.

Despite a 2-1 defeat to Jeunesse Esch (pr: You-ness Eye-sch) in Luxembourg this evening, the Saints advanced on away-goals.

Darren Dennehy's 73rd minute goal was the decisive score of the night as it finished 2-all on aggregate, which was enough for Liam Buckley's side to progress.

Meanwhile, Dundalk have gone nine points clear at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division after thrilling 4-3 win over Longford Town.

Despite a hat-trick from David McMillan, Longford appeared to have battled their way to a share of the points at Oriel Park tonight.

But Ciaran Kilduff's injury-time header saw the Lilywhites snatch a last-gasp win which sees Stephen Kenny's side open-up a commanding lead at the top of the table.