Posts Tagged ‘Football’

Georgia Tech & Boston College Spar in Dublin

Boston College lost a hard-fought game to Georgia Tech 14-17 at the 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic (formerly the Emerald Isle Classic) at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on September 3. The game capped off a week of pep rallies and tailgate parties at Trinity College Dublin, as well as an American Football Showcase, with sixRead more..

College Football Trophy Unveiled

A new trophy has been added to the roster of college football trophies, only this one is different from the bowl game and rivalry cup trophies most Americans are familiar with, because this one will solely be awarded in Dublin. The Keough-Naughton trophy bears the names of two powerhouses of Irish America – Don Keough, formerRead more..

Super Bowl 50 For San Francisco Bay Area

Super Bowl 50 will be played February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is fitting as the first ever Super Bowl was held in California on January 15, 1967, when the Packers beat the Chiefs at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The NFL will kick off Super Bowl 50 festivitiesRead more..

Pat Gallagher

Pat Gallagher currently serves as the executive vice president of Partnerships and Communications for the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee. With over 30 years of leadership experience for the San Francisco Giants, he was instrumental in the development strategy and successful bid for the San Francisco Bay area to host theRead more..

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Keough-Naughton College
Football Trophy Unveiled

A new trophy has been added to the roster of college football trophies, only this one is different from the bowl game and rivalry cup trophies most Americans are familiar with, because this one will only be awarded in Dublin. The Keough-Naughton trophy bears the names of two powerhouses of Irish America – Donald Keough,Read more..

Croke Park Classic Puts
American Football Front
and Center in Dublin

It’s not football season without the Croke Park Classic in Dublin. This year’s match-up saw the University of Central Florida pitted against Pennsylvania State in both teams’ season opener, drawing a crowd of 53,304 to Ol’ Croker on August 30. Penn State won with a last-minute field goal 26-24, but the game, at least forRead more..

The Son of a Monaghan
Footballer Is Now an NFL
Starting Kicker

If the only thing your fantasy roster is missing is a young Irish kicker, we’ve got you covered. Patrick Murray, whose father Aidan played at senior level for Monaghan and uncle Ciarán won an All-Star for the Farney in 1985, is now the starting kicker for the Tampa Bay Buckaneers. Even more remarkable is theRead more..

World Cup Fever

In our dreams we take out Spain, beat England on penalties and Jason McAteer scores the winning goal against Brazil in the World Cup Final. The Carlsberg beer ad which is running in Ireland at the moment may only be wishful thinking, but as the nation gears up for the greatest sporting occasion of theRead more..

Life’s Lessons

In the summer of 1998 Katie McMahon was in Belfast following the peace process and completing her study on the political murals. It was there, on a littered soccer field, that she received her calling. “Hey Missus! Give us a go on yer bike!” A group of young boys had caught sight of her onRead more..