A Look Back On Memorable European Nights In Inchicore
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 15:43
Richmond Park plays host to what could be another enthralling night of European football this Thursday evening.
Dinamo Minsk from Belarus are the visitors with the tie currently level at 1-1 with St Pat's having a slight advantage of an away goal.
Tickets for the game are selling fast and to accommodate supporters the Club will remain open until 8pm tonight.
A large crowd is expected and supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
To prepare for the night we thought we'd look back on some magical 'European' nights at Richmond Park over the past number of years
June, 30th 2002
St Patrick's Athletic 1 - NK Rijeka 0
St Patrick's Athletic have booked a second round Intertoto Cup clash against KAA Ghent on Belgium after a thrilling 1-0 victory over HNK Rijeka at Richmond Park on Sunday leveled the tie at 3-3 with Pat's winning on the away goals rule.
Mbabazi Charles Livingstone was the Saints hero as he grabbed a goal after 22 minutes as Pat Dolan's side hung on to claim a memorable victory. Match Report
August, 28th 2008
St Patrick's Athletic 2 - Elfsborg 1
Briefly looked to be on course for a cruel defeat at Richmond Park last night, St Patrick's Athletic scored twice in the dying minutes of a frantic and utterly compelling Uefa Cup tie to book their place in this afternoon's draw for the first round proper.
Goals from Jason Gavin and Mark Quigley sealed the tie in favour of the Dubliners who had come from two goals down in Sweden two weeks ago. Match Report
July, 30th 2009
St Patrick's Athletic 1 - Krylia Sovetov 0
Don't let the fact that you've probably never heard of Krylya Sovetov underestimate the sheer magnitude of this result. Last night's result at Richmond Park is the most improbable win achieved by an Irish club in some time.
Despite spending the majority of this encounter without the ball, Declan O'Brien's 70th-minute strike secured a remarkable first-leg success for Jeff Kenna's charges. Match Report
July, 7th 2011
St Patrick's Athletic 2 - IBV Vestmannaeyjar 0
Goals from Ian Daly and Derek Doyle helped St Patrick's Athletic see-off IBV Vestmannaeyjar in the first round of Europa League qualifying in Richmond Park.
Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Pat's were back on level terms on 24 minutes when Daly finished past Abel Dhaira in the IVB goal. Doyle headed in the second goal on 36 minutes to put Pat's ahead in the tie. Match Report
July, 21st 2011
St Patrick's Athletic 2 - Shakhter Karagandy 0
Goals from Evan McMillan and Derek Doyle sent St Patrick's Athletic into the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Europa League.
Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, McMillan put Pat's ahead in the tie on away goals when he headed in from Stephen Bradley's corner on 14 minutes.
Doyle doubled the lead on the night when he got on the end of Derek Pender's cross and smashed the ball past Karagandy goalkeeper Alexsandr Mokin. Match Report
July, 26th 2012
St Patrick's Athletic 2 - Siroki Brijeg 1
St Patrick's Athletic advanced to the Europa League third round qualifiers thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win against Siroki Brijeg, with Christy Fagan the hero following his extra-time winner.
The Saints led at the break thanks to John Russell but were pinned back early in the second-half before Fagan struck in extra-time to make it 2-1 and a memorable night for the Inchicore club.
Fagan got the end of a Conor Kenna header after Chris Forrester nodded on James Chambers' free kick. Match Report