Dundalk earn more for Europa League draw than they would for winning the League of Ireland title

Dundalk have made history by becoming the first Irish team to earn a point in the group stages of a European football competition,

It all looked highly unlikely with the League of Ireland Premier Division leaders going down to 10 men with 20 minutes left.

But after a late substitution, they managed to haul themselves level.

People refused to get carried away, however. There was to be a sizeable chunk of injury time awarded.

But Dundalk held on for a magnificent result.

The result, however, offered more than just pride - €120,000 is on offer for any team who draws a game in the Europa League, and fans were quick to put it into perspective.

We can’t wait to see them compete throughout the rest of the competition - on the evidence of tonight, they'll give any team a run for their money.

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