Dundalk centre-half Andy Boyle says the club are hungry for more great nights in Europe ahead of their Europa League third qualifying round second leg tie against Slovan Bratislava in Tallaght on Tuesday evening.

The scenario has some echoes of Dundalk's most memorable night in Europe, their 3-0 win over BATE Borisov in the Champions League in 2016, a victory which guaranteed them at least a spot in the Europa League group phase. 

As with tonight, they trailed 1-0 after the away leg but delivered a stunning display on a rain-soaked evening in Tallaght Stadium. 

Andy Boyle operated at the heart of the defence that night, and after a few seasons cross channel, he's back at the Oriel Park club. 

"We were still alive in that tie too (against BATE)", he told RTÉ Sport. 

"On the night, we were brilliant. It was a great night and a night that will stick out massively in our career.

"But we want more of them."

Boyle spent an eventful few years in England, playing with Preston North End but also went out on loan to Doncaster Rovers and Dundee. He earned international recognition, featuring against Iceland in a March 2017 friendly. 

He only rejoined Dundalk in late June but says the schedule has been so hectic that it feels he's been back longer. 

"We've had a busy time of it. We've been away a couple of times. We're trying to do it right so we've been in more or less every day in recovery. 

"It all comes with being where we are at the moment. And trying to make these nights a regular thing for Dundalk in Europe.

"Getting back to the group stages. That's the ultimate goal. We've got a chance to take a step towards that.

"We've a good draw to look forward to after that. But we've got to look after ourselves and make sure after the game come Tuesday night that we're in it."

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