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Dublin: 5°C Wednesday 21 April 2021

10 things you can expect to happen at the Croke Park Classic

The college football season opener takes place in Headquarters on Saturday.

1. David Feherty – or whoever the Irish-American touchline reporter is – explaining Gaelic games

Source: Martin Fanning/YouTube

2. Soft focus shots of well-known Irish locations

Cliffs of Moher on new world wonders shortlist 'I believe it's pronounced Mow-her' Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

3. Lots of people to turn up in the ‘wrong’ jersey

American Football - NFL International Series 2013 - San Francisco 49ers v Jacksonville Jaguars - Wembley Stadium European American football fans tend to show up in the jersey of the team they support, not the ones playing. Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. JJ Worton to showcase his unbelievable athleticism

Source: ESPN/YouTube

5. Your cholesterol levels to rise at the tailgate parties in Temple Bar

Buccaneers Panthers Football Mmm...heartburn. Source: AP/Press Association Images

6. Someone will show up in a Kerry/Mayo jersey

Julie Brick and Damien Ruddy What do you mean the replay's not in Croker? Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

7. Along those lines, someone to display a Mayo4Sam sign on live TV

DaveGrohl Jesus believes in Mayo (we know it's Dave Grohl). Source: Aideen Murray

8. A host of Irish sporting stars to turn up to watch

Shane Jennings and Mike Ross are big American football fans. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

9. A lot of focus on Cork born UCF kicker Sean Galvin

SeanGalvin It's a long way from Bandon to college football. Source: UCF

10. Oh, and an American football game might break out

Source: InsideUCFFootball/YouTube

Snapshot – Croke Park is getting some new goalposts today

Shoddy workmanship Ted: New $1.3billion stadium has pitch relaid twice in a week

About the author:

Steve O'Rourke

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