Stephen Kenny full of praise for his players as Dundalk bow out of Champions League qualifying

Dundalk Manager Stephen Kenny
Dundalk Manager Stephen Kenny

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has praised his side despite their exit from the competition last night.

They missed-out on becoming the first League of Ireland side to reach the group stages of the Champions League.

The Lilywhites conceded a late equaliser against 10-man Legia Warsaw as the Polish side claimed a 3-1 aggregate win.

Robbie Benson's spectacular goal in the first-half had given Dundalk a chance of over-turning their 2-0 first-leg loss at the Aviva Stadium.

But Legia recovered from being reduced to 10-men in the 67th minute to score an injury time equaliser as it finished 1-all on the night.

Kenny says his team worked hard.