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Linfield have narrowly missed out on becoming the first Irish League team to reach the group stages of a European competition.
They went down 2-1 against Qarabag in Azerbaijan on Thursday evening in their Europa League play-off second leg.
It finished 4-4 on aggregate, but the Blues lose on away goals.
Shane Lavery was again on target for David Healy's men.
The manager said it has been a monumental effort from his team...
Healy says the players now need to push on and retain their league title...
FT: #EuropaLeague— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 29, 2019
play-off 2nd leg @FKQarabaghEN 2@OfficialBlues 1 (Lavery)
4-4 on aggregate
Heartbreak for Linfield. Really went for it but just miss out on group stages & £4m jackpot on away goals. Immense credit though. Did club & Irish League proud. 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 pic.twitter.com/Wg67WWx7fS
Kenny Shiels is preparing for his debut as Northern Ireland women's manager.
The Euro qualifying campaign kicks off on Friday night against World Cup quarter finalists Norway at Seaview (7.45pm).
Glenavon host Coleraine In the Danske Bank Premiership (8pm).
Meanwhile, Carrick welcome Ballymena United, who've signed midfielder Aaron Burns after he left Coleraine.
Also at 7.45, Derry City kick-off away to Waterford in the League of Ireland.
Swifts swoop ... @DgnSwifts joint top #DanskeBankPrem snap up two top players - Ross Redman from @Glentoran & Sean Noble ex @Ballinamallard & @ArdsFC1900 With boss Kris Lindsay. 📸 DSFC. pic.twitter.com/pLejLFErjR— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) August 29, 2019