Friday, August 31, 2012

High School Football in Ireland

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

For those of you that can't wait until the switch is flipped on the Friday Night Lights, don't worry, there's some Friday morning and afternoon football in Dublin, Ireland that will help you scratch that itch until your favorite team hits the field tonight.

The 2012 Global Ireland Football Tournament is just about underway in Dublin with the Kent School from Connecticut getting ready to play the National School of American Football team from the United Kingdom.  This will be the second time that Kent has played overseas.  Three years ago, Kent defeated Fiton College 27-6 in the Global Bowl in Bristol, England.

There are three all-U.S. match-ups starting with Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, California and Arizona-power Hamilton.  The other two match-ups are: Loyola Academy from Illinois against Dallas Jesuit from Texas and Father Judge from Philadelphia playing Notre Dame Prep from Arizona.

All three of these games represent that first time an all-American high school football game has been played outside of the 50 states.

Earlier this year, GIFT founder and former University of Notre Dame quarterback Patrick Steenberge joined me on High School Football America to talk about the event.  You can listen to that interview by clicking here.

All games, except for the Loyola/Jesuit game will be streamed live.  Click here to watch.

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