Stranded Dundalk supporters invited onto team bus after breaking down on way to Europa League clash


IT has been quite a journey for Dundalk fans.

After narrowly missing out on the Champions League despite a valiant effort against Legia Warsaw in the play-offs, Dundalk qualified for the Europa League group stage for the first time in their history.

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny invited the set of supporters on the team bus
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny invited the set of supporters on the team bus
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On Thursday, Ireland’s best team will travel to Holland to take on AZ Alkmaar in their opening Europa League fixture.

The away day will be a special moment for supporters but for one set of fans, their trip across Europe will live long in the memory.

According to Balls.Ie, a group of fans were left stranded on their way to the airport when their bus broke down on the side of the M1 motorway.

Dundalk players arrive in Amsterdam ahead of their Europa clash
Dundalk players arrive in Amsterdam ahead of their Europa clash
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Dundalk created history when they knocked out BATE Borisov in the Champions League third round qualifying
Dundalk created history when they knocked out BATE Borisov in the Champions League third round qualifying
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Legia Warsaw was one step too far for the Irish minnow
Legia Warsaw was one step too far for the Irish minnows
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With their hopes of reaching Holland looking in tatters, a 52-seat coach pulled up alongside them before Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny pops out and quips “hop on lads.”

The set of supporters got on the bus and were taken directly to the airport to catch their flight.

Following Dundalk’s trip to AZ Alkmaar, their European tour will continue against Israeli side Maccabi Tel-Aviv and Zenit St Petersburg.

Elsewhere Southampton take on Sparta Prague whilst Manchester United are also in Holland to play Feyenoord.

 

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