Reigning Under-19 SSE Airtricity League champions Bohemians have been drawn against Denmark’s FC Midtjylland in the First Round of the UEFA Youth League.
Drawn in the Domestic Champions section of the tournament, the Dublin side will play their first leg in Denmark on October 3, with the second leg taking place three weeks later on October 24.
Bohemians become the third Irish team to feature in the competition, following in the footsteps of Cork City and UCD.
Speaking moments after the draw was made in Nyon, Bohemians manager Craig Sexton was happy to have the Second Leg at home.
“It’s an honour for the club, to be in the UEFA Youth League with such a high calibre of teams. We look forward to travelling to Denmark for the First Leg, and to welcoming Midtjyland to Dublin.
“This is the third year in a row that the Under-19 SSE Airtricity League has been represented in the competition. We look forward to following in the fine work done by UCD and Cork City in recent years.”
Should Bohemians advance past the Danish side, they will play either FC Basel or Hamilton Academical in the Second Round.
The draw marks the start of an exciting day for Bohemians Under-19s. On Tuesday night, they face St. Patrick’s Athletic in the Enda McGuill Cup Final. Kick-off in Richmond Park is at 7.30pm.