2022 college American Football season to open in Ireland

2022 college American Football season to open in Ireland

NEBRASKA FOOTBALL is headed across the Atlantic Ocean.

Irish American Football fans were left disappointed when plans to host the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Ireland were ruined by Covid-19 earlier this year.

But luckily, it has been rescheduled for next year, as Nebraska will take on Northwestern on August 27, 2022 at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

Nebraska and Northwestern will compete for the Keough-Naughton trophy that bears the names of two powerhouses of Irish America, Don Keough and Martin Naughton.

According to Husker, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said: "We are excited to reschedule the trip to Ireland for our football program.

"The young men in our program have been looking forward to this trip and we are happy to provide them this memorable experience. I know our great Husker fan base will be excited as well and the opportunity to travel to Ireland to see their team compete on an international stage will truly be special.

"I also want to thank Irish American Events for being a great partner throughout this process the past couple years. We were pleased Northwestern was willing to move a home game to Ireland and look forward to a great season opener in Ireland in 2022."

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin also welcomed the news, and said that once Ireland is safe to reopen, it will be ready to welcome the two teams.

He said: "When we do, we will have a very special welcome ready for the teams and their supporters when they visit us for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic."