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American Football blitz comes to Ireland for The Gathering Bowl 2013

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GAA star Jason Sherlock with American Football reps
GAA star Jason Sherlock with American Football reps


Teams from Canada and Bristol are set to clash for the first time on Irish soil in a blitz of American Football at Tallaght Stadium. Launched by South Dublin Deputy Mayor Cllr Mick Duff with Jason Sherlock, The Gathering Bowl 2013 starts at 7pm on Saturday 31st August 2013. Entry is free and looks to be a great evening of American sports all the family can enjoy.

The Irish American Football Association (IAFA), The Gathering Dublin, Tallaght Stadium and South Dublin  County Council are delighted to introduce the teams playing in The Gathering Bowl.

The game will feature two top class teams who are among the best in their category of the sport. The Canadian team, the Greendell Falcons will play the Bristol Academy Pride from the European US High School league. Both teams will be bringing full squads of players to this transatlantic battle played on neutral territory in Dublin. For Irish fans, this will be the only opportunity to watch this level of American football in Ireland in 2013.

Deputy Mayor of South Dublin Cllr Mick Duff remarked on the international teams in attendance; “I am delighted to invite international teams and visitors to the area to compete in the Gathering Bowl at Tallaght Stadium. South Dublin is Ireland’s premier business, sport and leisure destination. Don’t forget to tag #MeetToCompete if you are attending the event!’’

Alan Orr, Irish American Football Association Communications Officer expressed the excitement within the IAFA for this upcoming game ‘We are so delighted to host two international teams from two different backgrounds as part of the Gathering Bowl. We look forward to seeing local people attend the game and embrace the sport of American Football’. Alan Orr, Irish American Football Association Communications Officer expressed the excitement within the IAFA for this upcoming game ‘We are so delighted to host two international teams from two different backgrounds as part of the Gathering Bowl. We look forward to seeing local people attend the game and embrace the sport of American Football’.

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