Shelbourne will enter the 2022/23 Champions League in the first round as UEFA has confirmed the seeds for the competition.
The Reds sealed the National Women’s League title on a dramatic final day earlier this month as they beat the Wexford Youths while Peamount United were shocked by Galway.
Their reward will be participating in a four-team mini-tournament in August, with the winners progressing to a two-way knockout match for a spot in the group stage.
The format is identical to this season’s competition, which saw Peamount eliminated in the first round after defeat to Serbs from Spartak Subotica during a tournament organized by Dutch champions Twente.
Ireland are currently ranked 34th in the UEFA league coefficients, so the champions will join 43 other domestic champions in the first round, including two winners of the preliminary round.
The draw for the first round will take place next summer and each mini-tournament will be organized by one of the teams of the four teams on the basis of a blind draw.