The damage was done last week in Hungary but it was still a night of celebration at Tallaght Stadium when Shamrock Rovers delivered a fourth home win of the European campaign to date this season.

The late winner from substitute Andy Lyons, together with results elsewhere on the night means that Rovers will now go into the third pot of four in today’s draw for the group stage of the Europa Conference League.

Qualification for the tournament which was secured at the previous round of UEFA matches means a minimum additional six games in the competition, three of them in Tallaght with the required upgrades needed to keep the games at home rather than the Aviva Stadium covered on Sport for Business yesterday.

The step up to Pot three means the avoidance of Scottish representative Hearts as well as other glamour ties against Nice, Anderlecht and Austria Wien.

The 32 teams that will be divided into eight groups include West Ham United, Villareal, Basel and Partizan Belgrade from Pot One, Fiorentina, Koln and Slovan Bratislava from Pot two.

The draw will be made from 14:30 today and will be streamed on UEFA.tv.

The six games will be played on September 8th and 15th; October 6th, 13th and 27th; and November 3rd, as the SSE Airtricity Premier League comes to a conclusion.

Rovers’ fixtures those weeks have been switched from Friday to Sunday.

There is a guaranteed return for getting to this point of €2.94 million, with €166,000 extra for a draw and €500,000 for a win over the six games; and €650,000 if they should top the group, or €325,000 if coming second.

Those kinds of numbers make a big difference, as well as the three full houses of 8,000 that can be expected over the coming weeks.