First-half goals send Cork City crashing out of Europa League

The League of Ireland side lost 2-1 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate to Belgian giants Genk

Cork City were unable to emulate Dundalk's feat in Europe this evening as they crashed out of the Europa League at the hands of Belgian side Genk thi evening.

Two first half goals from Thomas Buffel and Sebastien Dewaest sent Genk on their way to a 2-1 victory at Turner's Cross, winning the tie 3-1 on aggregate.

John Caulfield's side headed into the game hoping to overturn a first leg 1-0 defeat but a goal after 13 minutes meant they would need three goals to progress. 

It appears no one brought a hat with them to Turner's Cross this evening

Fans wave flags as they prepare for kick-off at Turner's Cross

Thomas Buffel scores the first goal of the game with a header

Kevin O’Connor holds off Wilfried Ndidi

Stephen Dooley reacts to Cork City conceding a second goal

Sebastien Dewaest celebrates scoring their second goal of the evening

Alan Bennett pulls a goal back for the League of Ireland side