1: “The Emerald Clash: Notre Dame vs. Navy in Ireland”
In a highly anticipated kickoff to the 2023 college football season, the No. 13 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Navy’s Midshipmen are set to square off in Ireland. This exciting matchup marks a significant chapter in the ongoing Aer Lingus College Football Classic series, infusing tradition and rivalry into the game.
2: “Aer Lingus College Football Classic: Bridging the Atlantic for Football”
Established in 2015, the Aer Lingus College Football Classic aims to rekindle the flame of college football in Ireland, a country with a rich history of hosting American football games. Named after Ireland’s flagship airline, this series brings marquee Week 0 action to international fans, with Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish crossing the Atlantic to face Navy’s Midshipmen at Dublin’s iconic Aviva Stadium.
3: “Postponements and Excitement: The Road to Notre Dame vs. Navy”
The journey to this historic clash between Notre Dame and Navy has been fraught with postponements, initially planned for 2020 but disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Aer Lingus formally confirmed the matchup in November 2021, sparking enthusiasm from both universities. With kickoff times tailored for global viewers, this game continues the tradition of transatlantic sportsmanship that Ireland has cherished since hosting its first American football game in 1988.