Looking to Europe …. July 12, 2011Posted by irishelectionliterature in Sport.
As I know the site is packed full of Shamrock Rovers well wishers :) ….
Its a big night tonight as Shamrock Rovers European adventures start for another year. This time though it’s The Champions League. Our first time in the competition under its current guise. Flora Tallinn of Estonia are the opposition with kick off at 8 tonight in Tallaght.
Its our turn to dream of the Champions League Group Stages, which given the clubs recent form isn’t much of a possibility but we can still dream.
Dreams do impinge on daily life though. For instance wanting to keep a few extra days holidays just in case :) which as you can imagine is highly appreciated at home. I was looking forward to the away trip and had even put money aside…. but like the best laid plans they were sabotaged by a leak in the roof.
Its hard to argue against “Do you honestly think spending 500 euro on a holiday for yourself to watch a football match is more important than the roof?”
Ah well, there is always the next round…..
On Thursday both Bohs and St Pats are also in action in the Europa League. Pats travel to Kazakstan for their first leg against FC Shakhter Karagandy whilst Bohs travel to Slovenia for their game against Olimpija Ljubljana.
You’ll find the match programmes for some of Rovers Previous European Encounters Here.
Opposition included Celtic, Manchester United, Honved Budapest and Linfield.