The UEFA Europa League first and second qualifying round draws have opened the 2015/16 season in Nyon with 102 clubs learning their fate in the first selections – the largest draw in the competition's history.
Fifteen more, including former champions IFK Goteborg, were involved in the draw for the second round, making it 117 teams in total who are aiming to make it into the hat for the third qualifying round draw on 17 July.
St Pat's have been drawn against FC Skonto of Latvia. The Saints are away for the first leg (July 2nd) with the return leg in Richmond Park one week later.
The winners of the round will face either Debreceni or FK Sutjeska in the second qualifying round.
First qualifying round draw
Skonto FC (LVA) v Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL)
Second qualifying round draw
Skonto FC (LVA)/Saint Patrick's Athletic FC (IRL) v Debreceni VSC (HUN)/FK Sutjeska (MNE)