EUROPEA LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Glenavon face trip to Iceland in first round qualifying

Irish Cup champions Glenavon
Irish Cup champions Glenavon

Irish Cup winners Glenavon will play Grasshoppers of Zurich if they get past FK Reykjavik in the first round qualifying in the Europa League.

There is an Irish derby clash featuring Linfield against Cork City of the League of Ireland.

And Cliftonville will face a trip to Luxembourg, against Differdange, with a likely tie against Larnaca on offer for the winners.

Shamrock Rovers, who were seeded, face RoPS Rovaniemi of Finland in the first round with Lokomotiva Zagreb likely to face the winners.

The first round ties will be played on June 30 and July 7, with home and away venues to be confirmed.

Aberdeen and Hearts both face returns to familiar territory if they proceed in their first Europa League challenges.

Aberdeen are likely to face a second trip to Latvia in three seasons if they beat Fola Esch of Luxembourg in the first qualifying round, while Hearts are on course to meet Siroki Brijeg of Bosnia and Herzegovina for a second time.

Hibernian go straight into the second round and have been handed a tough task with a likely encounter with Danes Brondby, who first must overcome Valur Reykjavik. N

eil Lennon is due to be at home for his first game as Hibs manager on July 14, although UEFA has still to confirm the fixtures.