Dundalk as it Happens
Dundalk FC hotel evacuated in Norway after fire alarm goes off
Dundalk’s trip to Norway took another unfortunate turn this afternoon when the team’s hotel was evacuated after a fire alarm was set off.
Players, officials, supporters and other guests were forced to leave the Radisson Blu Hotel in Trondheim, with the local fire brigade attending the scene. Thankfully it proved to be a false alarm with all those evacuated returning to the premises a short time later.
Dundalk FC hotel evacuated, emergency services in attendance. No ISIS link suspected at present. pic.twitter.com/VrYxJPvCKx
— Kenneth Sloane (@kennethsloane) July 18, 2017
The latest incident comes after the team’s plane was delayed for almost two hours at Dublin Airport yesterday after no tow bar could initially be found to push the Fokker 100 plane back from the terminal.
Manager Stephen Kenny, who was chatting to Irish media at the time of the evacuation, will be hoping his side will have better luck when they face Rosenborg at the Lerkandal Stadion tomorrow night.
Dundalk need to at least score to keep their Champions League dreams alive following last week’s 1-1 draw in the first leg at Oriel Park.
If the League of Ireland champions advance they will most likely face Celtic in the next round. The Scottish champions hold a 2-0 first leg advantage over Linfield ahead of the return leg in Glasgow. It was confirmed today that Dundalk would face Brendan Rodgers’ side in Celtic Park next Wednesday July 26th if they beat Rosenborg, with the return leg pencilled in for Tuesday August 1st.