“We are thrilled to welcome Seton Hall Prep to Ireland next August, and to have them be the first school to announce their participation in the GIFT 2023 event. Getting to showcase your school and talented students alongside Notre Dame & Navy is very special,” stated Patrick Steenberge, Founder & President of Global Football. “I know well the tradition and quality of Pirates football, and appreciate the efforts over the past months by Coach Fitzgerald and other school leadership to make this possible. Your student athletes, coaches, parents and supporters will forever remember their game in Dublin, but more importantly will gain an experiential education of the Emerald Isle, the Irish people and the partnership between Ireland and America."
“We are honored to be traveling abroad to open our 2023 season, which will be an invaluable experience for our student-athletes to explore a new culture and engage in all that Ireland has to offer,” commented Larry Baggitt ‘H18, SHP Director of Athletics. “We are impressed by not only the level of competition, but the educational opportunities that the Global Ireland Football Tournament provides. I also look forward to our program alumni joining and supporting our team for this incredible opportunity.”
“This is a historic experience for our school, as this is the first time a program will participate in an official competition outside of the country,” stated Michael G. Gallo ‘79, SHP Headmaster. “To be included with institutions such as Notre Dame and the Naval Academy is an amazing privilege. I look forward to traveling alongside our Prep families, friends, and alumni.”
As more details are confirmed in the coming months – including travel logistics, opponent, accommodations and itinerary – we will share them with our community. Hazard Zet Forward!
About Global Football
Global Football has been the world’s largest exporter of American football since 1996. We provide amateur student athletes of all ages, their coaches and families, the chance to travel and learn. These amazing experiences provide participants with exceptional exposure to unique cultures and lands. To add to this extraordinary opportunity, they get to play football, competing against a local international team, or another American squad.