American Football Showcase



Friday, September 2, 2016
Donnybrook Stadium

Top high school football teams from the United States are to play regular season games in Ireland on September 2, 2016.

The action-packed tournament is an official event of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, which will be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin the following day, September 3, between Boston College and Georgia Tech.

Six high school teams, from Florida, Georgia and New Jersey to play a 2016 regular season game on Irish soil. All games will be played at Donnybrook Stadium.

Game Schedule

  • 11am – Westminster School (Atlanta, Georgia) vs. Community School of Naples (Naples, Florida)
  • 2pm – Blessed Trinity (Atlanta, Georgia) vs. St. Peter’s Prep (Jersey City, New Jersey)
  • 5pm – Marist School (Atlanta, Georgia) vs. Belen Jesuit (Miami, Florida)
Irish Sports Stars to Serve as Honourary Chairmen

Ireland and Leinster rugby star, Jamie Heaslip, and Dublin’s three-time All-Ireland winner, Paul Flynn, will serve as Honourary Chairmen for the event and Ambassadors for ‘Game-Week 2016’, where they will attend a number of events in the lead-up to all the weekend action, including the parade, pep rally and the Boston College CEO Lunch at the Mansion House. The duo will also perform the pre-match coin toss and present awards at a dinner attended by all six high school teams.