Klasksvikar Itrottarfelag is not a name that trips off the tongue but it will need to be studied for the right pronunciation by George Hamilton and the RTÉ Football team over the coming days.
RTÉ Head of Sport Declan McBennett confirmed yesterday that the key Europa League final round qualifier between Dundalk and the Faroese Champions would be televised live with a 7-30 pm kick-off time.
A win would put Dundalk into the group stages for the first time since 2016 and guarantee not only a €3 million guaranteed payout but also enhanced coverage for the League on the European stage.
On the same night AC Milan, Sporting Lisbon, Glasgow Celtic, Glashow Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven will also put their European hopes on the line and that is the calibre of team that could be coming to the Aviva Stadium over the coming months with the right result.
Dundalk have had a disappointing season at home, currently lying three points behind Waterford in third place albeit with two games in hand.
The season will turn though on ninety minutes on Thursday night.
And in case George wants a hand with some of the names he’ll be wrestling with, they include Pall Andrasson Klettkaro who scored a hat trick against Dinamo Tbilisi to get to this stage. The nine year veteran at the club is 30 years old, has a strong right foot and will be one to watch out for.
The Klasvikar Itrottarfelag stadium is pictured above and they share the fact with Dundalk on playing their home games on an artificial surface. The Mountains of Mourne don’t overshadow Oriel Park to quite the same extent, however.