The two clubs face off in the first qualifying round of the 2008-2009 UEFA Cup. The first leg will be played on July, 17 2008 and the second leg on July 31, 2008.
JFK Olimps Rīga finished 8th in Latvia's LMT Virslīga, but because the club made the Latvian Cup final it earned a place in the UEFA cup. Latvian defender Jevgeņijs Kazura is the squad's captain. The club also has Brazilian forward Enrike Mendez. The club's home venue, Daugava Stadium, seats 5,000 in the capital of Riga.
St. Patrick's Athletic ended second last season in the Eircom League. 22-year-old forward Mark Quigley lead the club with 14 league goals in '07. Forward Gary O'Neill complimented Quigley with 8 goals. American Ryan Guy is also part of the forward corps.
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