It's an historic night for Dundalk as they play their first ever game in the group stages of the Europa League.
Dundalk have arrived at the stadium for this evenings game pic.twitter.com/hsoQKsBcnM— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) September 15, 2016
AZ Alkmaar of the Netherlands provide the opposition for Stephen Kenny's men, with kick-off at 6pm.
The Dundalk dressing room in Alkmaar awaits the arrival of the team!
📸: @sportsfiledave pic.twitter.com/8tSkI7Tx4N— Sportsfile (@sportsfile) September 15, 2016
The side were previously managed by Louis Van Gaal and are strong favourites to come out on top.
However Kenny said they are going into the game in high spirits.
"We view it as a great opportunity, six fantastic games for us," Kenny said this afternoon.
"It's new opposition and clubs with great experience. Zenit St Petersburg have won the competition in recent times, these are big clubs.
"We view it in a positive light and will try and meet every challenge head on."
The other game in Group D sees Maccabi Tel Aviv play host to Zenit St. Petersburg.
Yesterday the team gave some travelling fans a lift to the airport, so we expect a noisy showing of support in the Netherlands.
But whether they are there are the grounds or watching from home - Dundalk fans will enjoy the start of their European adventure
Come on The Town! #Dundalk— James S (@j_slatman) September 15, 2016
Great to see dundalk represent league of ireland in europa cup. For local fans of mu you have a euro team on the doorstep-why travel to UK?— Brian Cavanagh (@bjcavanagh55) September 15, 2016
The game is being shown live on Eir Sport.