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Georgia Tech Football: Yellow Jackets vs. Boston College in Ireland to begin 2016 Season (UPDATED)

Get your leprechauns and pots o' gold ready, because it looks like the game is back on!

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Back in December, we gave you an early Christmas present when we told you that Georgia Tech would be playing against Boston College in Ireland in the 2016 Croke Park Classic. Then, a little over a month ago, it was reported that the game was off, mainly due to the falling strength of the euro resulting in more support being needed from the Irish government to make it happen. (I don't pretend to know what these things mean. I write about college athletics, not geopolitical issues.)

As it turns out, the game may actually happen after all. Irish publication The42 is reporting that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will reportedly announce a 2016 college football game tomorrow, although the game will be set to occur at Dublin's Aviva Stadium instead of the previously-thought destination of Croke Park. (The move would involve a considerable downsizing of the crowd; Croke Park holds a little over 82,000 fans where Aviva Stadium holds just short of 52,000.)

It wouldn't be the first college football game at Aviva Stadium, which acted as the host of the 2012 Notre Dame-Navy game. Additionally, the game would be the third high-profile college football game in Ireland in the last six years.

So if it does going?

UPDATE - Thursday Morning


The game will be played September 3, 2016, and will kickoff at 12:30pm local time (which is 7:30am ET). It will be the ninth college football game ever played in Ireland, and Georgia Tech's first time ever playing a football game internationally.