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Local teams went down fighting in the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday night.
Derry City beat Dinamo Minsk 2-1 in Belarus, but lost 3-2 on aggregate.
Ally Roy and Ronan Hale scored for the Candystripes.
Cliftonville, Coleraine and Glenavon also made a first round exit after battling displays.
The Reds took an early lead away to Danish side Nordsjælland through a Joe Gormley penalty, but eventually lost 2-1 on the night - 3-1 on aggregate.
Coleraine went down 2-0 against Spartak Subotica at the Showgrounds, also 3-1 on aggregate.
Late goals saw Glenavon crash 5-1 to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Molde in Norway - a 6-3 defeat over the two legs.
Danske Bank Premiership champions Crusaders enter the competition next week and defender Howard Beverland has told Q Radio he's been encouraged by the performances of the other teams...
Despite outstanding displays @cliftonvillefc @ColeraineFC @derrycityfc @Glenavon_FC all out of @EuropaLeague tonight. @CrusadersFC kick off their #UEL qualifying next week. Crues defender @Howard2Bevs says all the local teams should be proud of their efforts. More on air am. pic.twitter.com/vqbvzDkkTP— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) July 19, 2018