DUBLIN — The 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic has been selected as the winner of Best Festival/Event Experience (under 50,000 people) at the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards for the efforts and success of the college football game between Boston College and Georgia Tech at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The Irish Tourism Industry
The event’s official motto of “Much More Than a Game” was visible throughout the players’ journey. And on their last night, it could be seen in their smiles.
A great evening was enjoyed by the large crowd who turned up at Malahide Castle and Gardens on Thursday evening last to watch Malahide’s Marching Band Classic. A crowd of 2,000 braved the weather and were enthralled by the colour, music and razzmatazz that all the bands provided.
Among those visiting for this flurry of activity was Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who found himself among Irish leaders celebrating the latest successful collaboration between a tech giant highlighting the fast-growing fintech cluster in his city and the country’s skilled workforce.
For the locals, Boston College’s 17-14 loss to Georgia Tech in the Emerald Isle Classic Saturday capped a bit of a carnival week. Pep rallies, tailgates, marching bands, cheerleaders, hotdogs, game fireworks, team mascots and everything else that comes with a typical football game is something that Americans might be accustomed to, but for Irish fans this was all unfamiliar territory.
Approximately 400 people attended the inaugural Boston College Chief Executives Club Global Forum in Dublin on Sept. 2. Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Co., was the keynote speaker at the event, which was held at The Mansion House.
The much anticipated clash between the Boston College Eagles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 3rd 2016 at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium will see over 48,000 College Football fans traveling from all over the world for the 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic. Many events are planned throughout Dublin during the week leading up to
Three showcase games to be played at Donnybrook Stadium with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Ireland Donnybrook Stadium will play host to a triple-header of high school American Football games, on Friday 2nd September, with all proceeds from the day’s events being donated to Special Olympics Ireland. The three games will mark the opening
Special Olympics Ireland has been chosen as the official charity of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic 2016 between Boston College and Georgia Tech which takes place on Saturday, September 3rd at 12.30pm in the Aviva Stadium.
Trinity College Dublin has been announced as the official Welcome Village and will host a variety of social, cultural and business-oriented activities. In addition to over 100 football squad members per team, Boston College and Georgia Tech will each be joined by 150 piece marching band and cheerleaders, and the renowned pre-game pep rallies and