Global Football is creating a celebration of American football the first weekend of September 2012, traditionally the opening weekend of football season! Hundreds of amateur players, their coaches, staff, families and fans can all be a part of Global Ireland Football Tournament 2012. While the ND vs Navy game will attract tens of thousands of fans and worldwide media, we will produce ancillary games that will showcase top teams of various age groups. The hope is to further promote the sport in Ireland and Europe, while providing a memorable lifetime experience for the participants.
Friday, August 31- A series of doubleheader games to feature top US high school and NCAA Division III college teams in a-Dublin Friday Night Lights-showcase. As of November 1 we have 10 total teams committed, and plan to finalize the last 2, for a total of 12, playing in 3 different stadiums in and around Dublin.
Games will kickoff at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, with final schedule of teams and stadiums to be determined when all slots are filled and stadium agreements completed.
Current schools/teams include:
John Carroll University vs St Norbert College
Loyola Academy, Chicago vs Jesuit Prep Dallas, Tx
Notre Dame Prep, Scottsdale, Az. vs Father Judge HS, Philadelphia
Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, Ca. vs Hamilton High School, Hamilton, Arizona
Kent School, Ct., vs Great Britain/Ireland All-Stars
TBA vs TBA
For More Information: www.gift2012.com