The Saints boss hopes that his team can learn from their European experience but says that they must now focus on domestic matters as they prepare to face Cork City
“We're really looking forward to tonight’s game and we always like going to Cork because it's one of the best grounds in the league," Buckley told StPatsFC.com.
He added: "The European thing was great while it last but it's over now. What it gives us is an appreciation of how tough it is against really good teams but we acquitted ourselves well overall.
"We can learn from it and use the experience to get back into the mix in the league starting on Monday.
"Cork are a good side who are in decent form at the moment. They play a good style of football and if we both play well it should be a very good game."
Cork City boss Tommy Dunne, meanwhile, has praised the attacking brand of football that Liam Buckley has the Saints playing, but said that he hoped to win the game.
“Pat’s have been playing some really good football under Liam Buckley, so it should be a good game, with both sides looking to play.
"I am hoping that on tonight we can go one better than a draw, as we have been leaving points behind us, particularly in the last few games,” concluded the Rebel Army coach.
St Patrick's Athletic travel to Turner's Cross this evening Monday August 13 to take on Tommy Dunne's Cork City. Kick off 19.45 BST.