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#Croke Park Classic

# croke-park-classic - Thursday 24 March, 2016

GAA accuses Department of Sport of making them 'look foolish' over American football game Exclusive

A letter from Paraic Duffy to Minister Paschal Donohoe has emerged under a Freedom of Information request.

# croke-park-classic - Thursday 4 June, 2015

American football game set for early kick-off on the first Saturday in September 2016

The game between Georgia Tech and Boston College will not start at the usual time of 2pm.

American football games have to be of 'promotional value' or 'financially worthwhile' to the GAA

GAA President defends decision to have no college American football game in Croke Park in 2016.

# croke-park-classic - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Enda Kenny set to announce 2016 American football game in Dublin tomorrow

We believe the game, originally set to take place in Croke Park, will be moved to the Aviva Stadium.

# croke-park-classic - Friday 1 May, 2015

Could Ireland host a college American football game in 2016 after all?

The42 understands efforts are underway to ensure a game goes ahead.

# croke-park-classic - Friday 24 April, 2015

Opinion: There's still a future for American football games in Ireland

Despite yesterday’s news about the 2016 Croke Park Classic, Steve O’Rourke says more will come.

# croke-park-classic - Thursday 23 April, 2015

GAA confirms there will be no Croke Park Classic next year

The event is no longer viable according to the GAA bosses.

# croke-park-classic - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

'We took a risk and it backfired' - Paraic Duffy on moving the Mayo v Kerry replay from Croke Park

The GAA Director-General says lessons have been learned from last August’s controversy.

UCF were so traumatised by Irish weather that they're building a beach in their stadium

Playing in Croke Park was an eye-opener for the Floridians.

# croke-park-classic - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Boston College set to host Georgia Tech in the 2016 Croke Park Classic understands a deal is in place to bring college football back to Dublin.

# croke-park-classic - Monday 27 October, 2014

Talent is important but the path to the NFL goes through the weight room

We spoke to the University of Central Florida’s director of strength and conditioning.

# croke-park-classic - Monday 1 September, 2014

Croke Park Classic has a bright future... with the right teams

There’s no reason Ireland can’t become the home of college football in Europe.

# croke-park-classic - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Sports Film Of The Week: The Rivalry

After a weekend when college football came to town, take a look at one of its biggest rivalries.

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VIDEO: Here's what it's like to parachute into Croke Park

Afraid of heights? Look away now.

Brilliant behind-the-back catch the highlight of college football's opening weekend

We take a look at some of our favourite plays from Saturday’s action.

# croke-park-classic - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Penn State win the Croke Park Classic in thrilling fashion

A last-gasp field goal gave Penn State a 26-24 win over UCF.

11 Americans who can't believe that hurling is a thing

The sport has plenty of new fans after the crowd caught a glimpse of it

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Parachutist aims for Croke Park - but lands on railway tracks

Luckily, the parachutist was unharmed after the wind blew him off course.

From The Daily Edge The 10 best panicked tweets about Dublin's F-16 flypast 'murica

The 10 best panicked tweets about Dublin's F-16 flypast

“I’m going to die in the middle of a pedicure.”

UCF Knights should slay Nittany Lions in Croke Park Classic

The Florida team’s attack will be too much for their more illustrious rivals at headquarters today.

5 GAA stars who could make it in the NFL

Could Star be the new Gronk or Lee Keegan the new Russell Wilson?

# croke-park-classic - Friday 29 August, 2014

Snapshot: UCF hope for luck of the Irish with unique Croke Park Classic helmet

Four leaf clovers and a pot of gold are the new black.

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Is Ireland Ready for Hillary? Her supporters are hosting a "lavish event" in Dublin tonight

The former First Lady will not be in attendance, obviously.

KitKats and leprechauns: Memories of the 1996 Croke Park American football game

Saturday’s game won’t be the first time Croke Pak has hosted an American football game.

# croke-park-classic - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Penn State and UCF are acclimatising to Irish weather ahead of the Croke Park Classic

UCF coach George O’Leary came dangerously close to praising our rain-laden weather.

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

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

# croke-park-classic - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

In pictures: Penn State train at UCD ahead of Croke Park Classic

This ain’t Beaver Stadium.

Snapshot - Croke Park is getting some new goalposts today

The UCF Knights and the Penn State Nittany Lions both landed in Dublin today.

# croke-park-classic - Saturday 23 August, 2014

5 NFL players we'd love to see playing Gaelic games

From Megatron to Adrian Peterson, here are some players we’d love to see grace Croke Park.

# croke-park-classic - Thursday 21 August, 2014

No threat to Croke Park Classic despite US media fears of Icelandic ash cloud

ESPN and Sports Illustrated flagged potential problems for the American football game in Dublin.

# croke-park-classic - Tuesday 6 May, 2014’s handy guide to the NFL Draft

The NFL’s Player Selection Meeting takes place this week but here’s how it works.

# croke-park-classic - Monday 5 May, 2014

'There'll be no dumbing down of the sport' - Inside UCF's preparations for the Croke Park Classic

Ciaran Casey travelled to Florida ahead of the game.

# croke-park-classic - Sunday 4 May, 2014

After his parents eloped to Ireland, Penn State coach James Franklin can't wait to come back

Franklin’s team take on UCF in the Croke Park Classic in August.

# croke-park-classic - Saturday 3 May, 2014

'US fans will golf their way from Shannon to Dublin for the Croke Park Classic'

UCF Coach George O’Leary is confident his team will bring a crowd.

# croke-park-classic - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Mossy Quinn and Colin Walshe don't fancy their chances at American football

The two were helping launch the next stage of the Croke Park Classic.

# croke-park-classic - Saturday 26 April, 2014

How Croke Park will go from American football to Gaelic football in 24 hours

We meet Alan Gallagher, the man who’ll oversee the changeover.

# croke-park-classic - Friday 25 April, 2014

This is what Croke Park will look like when it hosts American football

There’s a striking distance in the size of the two pitches.

# croke-park-classic - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

UCD set to host Global American Football event

Penn Manor Comets and Cedar Cliff Colts will compete a day before the Croke Park Classic takes place.

# croke-park-classic - Saturday 18 January, 2014

After their greatest ever season, UCF fans will relish Croke Park Classic

We spoke to UCF’s legendary play-by-play announcer Marc Daniels about the Croke Park Classic.

# croke-park-classic - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Croke Park bound UCF Knights claim Fiesta Bowl

The University of Central Florida’s next meaningful game will be in Ireland.

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