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IRELAND! Really? Why?
Money and exposure?
Not sure...why did we do it?
Theres a difference between ND playing in Ireland and Penn State and Central Florida playing in Ireland. I bet the stadium isnt half full.
Are they playing in the same stadium we did?
I can't find a link to this.
ya aviva stadium i believe. I saw it on twitter
That's wrong I found a link they're playing at Croke Park. It actually is a bigger venue than Aviva. But like you said, good luck filling the seats. Penn State football is dead.
Will some 10 US fans show up?
Croke is almost double the size of Aviva
This post was edited by STLDomer 9 months ago
This waters the whole allure down...leave the Ireland games to ND and whoever we choose to allow to play against us.
Penn State is fine (I guess...) but Central Florida is a last-ditch effort.
wow, well thanks for correction. That seems crazy they are at a bigger stadium!! dont see how they make money from this.
This game won't get nearly as much hype or exposure as ND vs Navy. It doesn't make sense from any angle for these two teams to meet in Ireland. Nothing but wasted jet fuel IMO.
This is their big "bowl game" since they can't make one for 3 more years. PSU fans' inferiority complex to ND knows no bounds and is inherited straight from their Paterno idol-worship. He hated ND, and particularly with all the subway alums in PA, the fans can't stomach ND success. They probably think they have as much right to Ireland as the Fighting Irish do. Guaranteed they will try their hardest to break last year's record set by ND so they can say they did. Unless the bottom falls out with the sanctions this year, and they abandon the program until the wins come back.
Would UCF fans make that trip? I remember when their firat bowl game ever was back in 2006 in Hawaii and there was a terrible turn out for UCF fans.
4 year bowl ban. Helps keep Penn st. Bringing in kids.
Croke Park is the home of the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) is the 4th largest stadium in Europe and Gaelic Football is an AMATEUR sport!!!. It is complete with skyboxes and seats over 80,000.
As for why, the Guinness is the best in the world right there.
This post was edited by davejlewis 9 months ago
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Actually, I'm telling my PSU "acquaintances" that its about
time PSU started to follow in the footsteps of college football's
"Rolls Royce." If they continue to emmulate us, in time, they
may actually be something.
Mostly they are playing off the names of the head coaches. O'Leary V O'Brien.
Nothing else to this pointless trip.
We will know for sure what crickets sound like.
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Hope they play in Ulster!
Dublin, Leinster. ,for your information Ulster is still a part of the Republic of Ireland, sadly the Brits just don't realize it!
Ulster is in the non- Catholic part.
You're not really telling me that, an Irish Catholic from Dublin. When I was 18 and a Protestant (I converted at age 19, 40 years ago) I was playing rugby in the north and as I entered my opposite numbers house his father asked me "are you Protestant or Catholic?" I responded naively "Protestant" and he replied "welcome to my house son, the only good Catholic is a dead one" So I know where Ulster is, my comment was tongue in cheek that the Brits own it but they really don't in our opinion and we rent it to them temporarily!
Hard to believe the British still own Northern Ireland.
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