Change of venue but college football will return to Ireland in 2016

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and U.S. ambassador Kevin O’Malley at the launch of the Aer Lingus Classic

Despite the GAA announcing earlier that the game was cancelled and won’t be on this year, Boston College and Georgia Tech will play in Dublin in 2016 but in the Aviva Stadium rather than in GAA headquarters. The announcement was made with the sponsorship of Aer Lingus and additional government funding. This will be the third time in five years that college football has come to Dublin. Boston College will the home team with the Eagles already having a campus in Dublin. The game will kick off at 12.30(7.30 ET) on September 3.

The game counts as one of Boston College four conference home games. Georgia Tech leads the series 6-2 and just came off an Orange Bowl victory for the first time in 63 years.

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