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Live TV coverage confirmed for both legs of Cork City's Europa League tie against KRC Genk

The Leesiders are in action in Belgium on Thursday night.

Cork City players celebrate following Kevin O'Connor's goal in last week's win over BK Hacken.
Cork City players celebrate following Kevin O'Connor's goal in last week's win over BK Hacken.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

CORK CITY ARE expected to bring a large contingent of supporters to Belgium this week, but those unable to travel can watch live television coverage of their Europa League third qualifying round meeting with KRC Genk instead.

Eir Sport have confirmed this afternoon that they will broadcast both legs of the tie — the first of which takes place at the Luminus Arena this Thursday at 7pm (Irish time), followed by the return fixture at Turner’s Cross (7.45pm) seven days later.

The news is another boost for SSE Airtricity League fans, after Eir announced on Friday that they will also show both legs of Dundalk’s Champions League qualifier against BATE Borisov.

“We are delighted to be able to show our support for both Dundalk and Cork in the latter stages of these qualifiers by showing both legs live,” said Brian Quinn, Eir Sport’s Operations Director.

“It would be fantastic to see them both make it all the way to the group stages where we’d love to be able to feature them in our coverage further.”

Cork City defeated Linfield in the opening round of the Europa League qualifiers, before eliminating Swedish Cup holders BK Hacken last week.

Eir Sport will also broadcast live coverage of the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League third round qualifier away to Astana on Wednesday (2.55pm Irish time), as well as Friday night’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division meeting of Sligo Rovers and Derry City (8pm).

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