Stephen Kenny was left to rue missed chances as Dundalk exited the Champions League.
A 2-1 (Agg: 3-2) defeat to Rosenberg in Norway ended their European Odyssey.
Matthias Vilhjalmsson’s header in extra-time broke Dundalk hearts.
Brian Gartland opened the scoring in Norway before Yann-Erik de Lanlay’s evened proceedings.
The Lillywhites had chances to win it, Ciaran Kilduff rattled the crossbar late on.
Kenny admits they were beaten by the better team:
“We’re obviously very disappointed; I think the players have been magnificent recently.
“It’s such fine margins we’ve lost, we’re kicking ourselves they we conceded in the 43rd minute the same as last week.
“If we scored a goal, David McMillan’s header the keeper made a great save, they need three if that goes in and I think we’re through if that goes in.
“They’re a very good team Rosenborg and that was their first chance that they scored with in the 43rd minute, it was very disappointing.
“That changes the psychology of the game itself because they came out into the second half into their supporters end they were full of confidence and showed their quality in the second half, they were better than us.”