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# Criticism
GAA accuses Department of Sport of making them 'look foolish' over American football game
A letter from Paraic Duffy to Minister Paschal Donohoe has emerged under a Freedom of Information request.
# Kick six
One of the teams coming to play American football in Ireland made a stunning play last night
Georgia Tech stunned the previously undefeated Florida State last night.
# Clash with the ash
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.
# Announcement
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.
# Hope
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
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.
# cup of joe
21 signs you're an Irish NFL fan
From an addiction to coffee and learning the rules thorough Madden.
# Set for touchdown?
Croke Park set to host 'multiple' American football college games
It is believed that GAA headquarters could host as many as three games in the next five years.
# Tourism
Hoteliers call for greater action to attract tourists from Britain
The Irish Hotels Federation issues demands to ‘reinvigorate’ tourism marketing, after the number of British visitors fell in 2012.
# Preview
Notre Dame v Alabama, BCS National Championship preview
Can the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame hold back Alabama’s Crimson Tide to claim college football’s BCS National Championship?
# hype
VIDEO: Notre Dame and Alabama season highlights
Hype video released to promote Monday’s BCS National Championship game.
# GOOD OMEN
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly named Coach of the Year
Fighting Irish coach honoured for guiding his side to an undefeated season.
# undefeated
VIDEO: Highlights of Notre Dame's undefeated season
With less than a month until their BCS National Championship game, someone has put together a highlight package.
# Workload
No sleep 'til BCS championship game
For Brian Kelly and Nick Saban, getting to the BCS National Championship game is just the beginning of the hard work.
# Tourism
Small increase in number of overseas visitors to Ireland
Figures for August to October show a 1.6 per cent increase in visitors when compared to the same period in 2011.
# Fighting Irish
Record breaking Fighting Irish march on
Notre Dame make their best start to an NCAA football season in a decade.
# Prime Numbers
Pensions, the internet and whiskey: The week in numbers
How much is a premium Dublin hotel room REALLY worth? And what does it take to reach age 116?
# the gathering
In pictures: The 'Emerald Isle Classic' at the Aviva Stadium
Notre Dame ran out convincing 50 -10 winners over Navy when American football came to Dublin this afternoon.
# Preview
Preview: Notre Dame v Navy, Emerald Isle Classic
Can the Fighting Irish beat the Navy Midshipmen or will the US Naval Academy continue its good form in college football’s oldest continuous rivalry? Steven O’Rourke previews this afternoon’s clash in the Aviva Stadium.
# cluiche peile
NFL posts Facebook status as Gaeilge to 6.1 million fans
The fighting Irish are in town for the Emerald Isle Classic between Notre Dame and Navy. Go n-éirí an bóthar leo.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the Emerald Isle Classic is a good idea?
American football teams Notre Dame and Navy will battle it out in the sold-out Aviva tomorrow. Is it a welcome event to Irish shores and for Irish tourism?
# emerald isle classic
The Irish hit Ireland: Notre Dame's footballers touch down in Dublin
VIDEO: After a pleasant six-and-a-half hour jaunt across the Atlantic, Brian Kelly and his men are in town ahead of Saturday’s Aviva Stadium showdown.
# emerald isle classic
Pep rallies and parades as Dublin gets set for the Emerald Isle Classic
With three days of festivities planned around Saturday’s Aviva Stadium showdown, we take a look at what’s on and where.
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Sponsorship of Emerald Isle Classic costs The Gathering over €600,000
Saturday’s game is set to be viewed by a worldwide audience of over three million people.
# emerald isle classic
A rivalry remembered: Notre Dame and Navy need no introduction
We begin our build-up to Saturday’s Emerald Isle Classic by looking at the story behind the oldest rivalry in NCAA college football.
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The Notre Dame coaches have got themselves some funky new caps for their trip to Ireland
Arrah, sure it wouldn’t be a trip to Ireland without them.
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Contract dispute threatens sold-out American football game in Dublin
The Irish American Football Association is threatening High Court action against the US Naval Academy as they claim conditions under which Emerald Isle Classic event is to be held have not been met.
# Early bird
We have kickoff: Notre Dame-Navy start confirmed
There’ll be some red eyes for American viewers as the Emerald Isle Classic is set for 2pm (local time).