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High School American Football Returning To Ireland In 2020

High School American Football Returning To Ireland In 2020

High school American football will return to Ireland on Friday, August 28, 2020 when teams from the USs head across the Atlantic to play competitive and regular season games in Dublin.

High schools that have committed to the event will be announced during the coming months, along with the event venues.

The games will be played on the same weekend that Navy face Notre Dame in a college football game at the Aviva Stadium.

"We are arranging some intriguing and competitive matchups between American teams that will excite the people of Dublin, who always provide a warm welcome and support our events in force," said Global Football president and founder Patrick Steenberge.

The teams will train at the facilities of UCD. On the Thursday night before the game, accompanying bands and cheerleaders will be part of a Dublin city centre parade which will culminate in an American-style pep rally.

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This is the fourth time Global Football has organized a high school spectacular alongside college football games played in Ireland.

In 2012, a total of 12 teams played a series of double headers at Donnybrook Stadium and Parnell Park in Dublin and at Pairc Tailteann in County Meath.

UCD played host in 2014 and then in 2016, local sports fans enjoyed a triple-header of games at Donnybrook Stadium.

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