Posts Tagged ‘ College Football ’

Irish Born Star Looking Forward To Croke Park Classic Homecoming


Ahead of the inaugural Croke Park Classic, an American Football game between top college sides Penn State and the University of Central Florida at the end of August, we caught up with Irish-born kicker for UCF, Sean Galvin.

Sean Galvin was about fourteen years old when his family left the hometown of Bandon, fully immersed in the traditional GAA ways. “We rivalled Clonakilty and the likes around there. I was always into the hurling. Big into Diarmuid O’Sullivan. Sure he used to work in Bandon there for a while, doing construction work up there. The O’hAilpÌn brothers and Joe Deane and all them, they were my heroes growing up.” He hasn’t lost the accent, either. Continue reading

Penn State Planning Ahead For Croke Park Classic

Penn State are faced with some unusual challenges in terms of logistics and travel ahead of their trip to Ireland to open the 2014 season against Central Florida at Croke Park on August 30th.

The highly anticipated contest, dubbed The Croke Park Classic, is still over a year away, but planning is already underway.  Continue reading