Sep 1, 2012; Dublin, IRELAND; Notre Dame fans celebrate before kickoff of the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Navy Midshipmen at Aviva Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama, Notre Dame Could Play Two-Game Series in Ireland


Yesterday it was all but confirmed that the often discussed game between Central Florida and Penn State would be taking place at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland in 2014, but it looks like the Irish football fans may be getting even more college football action in the coming years.

Notre Dame played in Dublin last season against Navy, but there have been discussions about bringing the Fighting Irish back for games in 2016 and 2018.

According to an Irish publication, The Journal, two teams that have been mentioned by the Gaelic Athletic Association as possible opponents are the Alabama Crimson Tide and Boston College Eagles. There have been no official talks, but the conversation has been floating around.

Obviously for the Irish fans, it would be a great treat to watch the best college football program, but many American fans may be upset with the fact that they will be robbed one chance of seeing Saban’s squad live and in person.

How do you feel about teams going overseas to play a game instead of giving their most loyal fan bases a chance to catch the games closer to home? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

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  • davewakeman

    I think it is a cool concept. My lady has already signed off on going to Ireland to see the ND vs. ‘Bama game. She thinks it will be awesome to dog ND in a foreign country.

  • abarnes

    It’s expensive enough to go to watch a game in person. Keep the games in the US.