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Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Aviva Stadium
Dublin, Ireland
August 26, 2023
Time TBA
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I’m going to Rome, Ibiza, then ending in Dublin for this. Can’t wait
Damn man, enjoy. That sounds like a helluva trip, and to end it with ND football in one of my favorite cities. Dublin is a great time, plenty to see, tons of history (did I mention that there's almost 1,000 pubs?) Guiness tour is a lot of fun, if you have the time.
 

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Do we think this will be a morning start like last time? That was kind of cool.
 

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Done by noon with a big win and no injuries would be a great way to begin the season!!!!!!!!
 

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NW-Nebraska was a 5pm kickoff in Dublin local time so yeah probably a noon kick ET
 

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Still only selling tickets as part of a overly expensive package?
 

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Damn man, enjoy. That sounds like a helluva trip, and to end it with ND football in one of my favorite cities. Dublin is a great time, plenty to see, tons of history (did I mention that there's almost 1,000 pubs?) Guiness tour is a lot of fun, if you have the time.

Yeah I’m excited, my flights to and from Europe are paid exclusively with miles I’ve accumulated from United too. Hoping the flights I get there aren’t too bad but gonna worry about that later lol.
 

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Yeah I’m excited, my flights to and from Europe are paid exclusively with miles I’ve accumulated from United too. Hoping the flights I get there aren’t too bad but gonna worry about that later lol.
Ryanair,Easyjet etc will get you around cheap if you travel light
 

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Yeah I’m excited, my flights to and from Europe are paid exclusively with miles I’ve accumulated from United too. Hoping the flights I get there aren’t too bad but gonna worry about that later lol.
Yep, as Dublin pointed out, from what I've heard from family and friends once you're across the pond, traveling throughout Europe is pretty reasonable. There's also bullet trains in some instances.
 

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Do we think this will be a morning start like last time? That was kind of cool.
I agree, and hope they do a 9:30 or so AM kick ET. I thought it was awesome watching the Irish and flipping to GameDay for a couple of minutes during commercials and halftime.
 

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i'll take noon, but 9:30 is too early for me with film in the morning
 

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I agree, and hope they do a 9:30 or so AM kick ET. I thought it was awesome watching the Irish and flipping to GameDay for a couple of minutes during commercials and halftime.
Its technically a ND home game though so maybe 2:30 ET kick
 

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It’s not even February yet.

This offseason is going to suck.
 

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It’s not even February yet.

This offseason is going to suck.
yeah, it's always long. At least we have the spring game in under 3 months.

we usually just go to tailgate/get out of the house, but I'm actually really excited for the scrimmage this year with Hartman and the influx of WRs. Between Kaleb Smith and the freshman, it's going to be a lot of fun to see how the offense looks.
 

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I might mention that Coach Kelly always hated the Ireland game. He said that the geographic disruption was a nightmare, and it took the team a lot longer than usual to settle back in to normal patterns. We might avoid this somewhat with this foray depending upon whether the next opponent turns out to be a pushover. But Kelly really disliked having to do this (because of the impact on the following week) and I can see why. ....... So I'm happy for you guys and my Irish forebears who get to see us play in person, but ...generally ... UGH.
 

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No sign of any tickets available here in Ireland yet. Have been to the last 2 Navy games here. Can't wait. Last game here lead to a National Championship game.
 

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I might mention that Coach Kelly always hated the Ireland game. He said that the geographic disruption was a nightmare, and it took the team a lot longer than usual to settle back in to normal patterns. We might avoid this somewhat with this foray depending upon whether the next opponent turns out to be a pushover. But Kelly really disliked having to do this (because of the impact on the following week) and I can see why. ....... So I'm happy for you guys and my Irish forebears who get to see us play in person, but ...generally ... UGH.
I agree. It does the team no favors. And they will be expected to blowout their FCS opponent…not just escape w/ a win. Anything less, and the media & non-ND fans will let us know the entire season. May not matter, if ND isn’t in the CFP mix; but if they are, a close win over an FCS opponent will be held against them regardless of jet lag.
 

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I think Northwestern still has jet lag from their trip to Dublin. They still haven't won another game since that trip!
 

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Lol can Zaire even play? You dont wanna be out playing Links golf on those courses if you can't play, would be absolutely miserable :D
 

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Lol can Zaire even play? You dont wanna be out playing Links golf on those courses if you can't play, would be absolutely miserable :D

I visited Dublin in 2016 and my buddy and I decided it would be a blast to play a round of 18 on our last day there. We decided to head to St Anne's Golf Club (not to be confused with Royal St. Anne's in the UK). Mind you, I'm an OKAY golfer, certainly not great, about an 18 handicap.

Holy smokes, we both played the worst round of our lives. The course absolutely ate us alive. Links golf is a whole different animal, especially over there. The undulation, the tall fescue, the bevy of traps; it was a nightmare. We each bought a box of golf balls (12 balls) and ran out before the turn haha. Ended up having to buy more.

We stopped keeping score, but if I had to guess, we each shot 120+ after counting our drops. I'm not exaggerating when I say if you don't hit the fairway, or keep it in the fairway, you're going to lose your ball just about every time. And when you're hitting consistently with the ball above or below your stance, or out of a DEEP sand trap, good luck controlling your shots unless you're a scratch golfer.
 

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I visited Dublin in 2016 and my buddy and I decided it would be a blast to play a round of 18 on our last day there. We decided to head to St Anne's Golf Club (not to be confused with Royal St. Anne's in the UK). Mind you, I'm an OKAY golfer, certainly not great, about an 18 handicap.

Holy smokes, we both played the worst round of our lives. The course absolutely ate us alive. Links golf is a whole different animal, especially over there. The undulation, the tall fescue, the bevy of traps; it was a nightmare. We each bought a box of golf balls (12 balls) and ran out before the turn haha. Ended up having to buy more.

We stopped keeping score, but if I had to guess, we each shot 120+ after counting our drops. I'm not exaggerating when I say if you don't hit the fairway, or keep it in the fairway, you're going to lose your ball just about every time. And when you're hitting consistently with the ball above or below your stance, or out of a DEEP sand trap, good luck controlling your shots unless you're a scratch golfer.
aw man god love you lol yeah North Bull Island is even a brisk old place to take a walk at the best of times never mind try and hit fairways on. You were brave for trying i reckon!
 

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aw man god love you lol yeah North Bull Island is even a brisk old place to take a walk at the best of times never mind try and hit fairways on. You were brave for trying i reckon!
It was a humbling experience from a golfing standpoint but the views and the people were incredible. There was a club match going on between members from the club, and they had caught up to us by the time we made the turn. They kindly asked us to let them play through, which of course we obliged, and they had seen us struggling mightily out there.

They thanked us for letting them play through and we chatted a bit, they realized we're American and told us so many tourists play there and have a tough time, don't worry about the score just enjoy the course and the views. They invited us up to the clubhouse for a pint afterwards, which we gladly accepted. Made the whole experience that much better, scorecard be damned.

Hope this helps anyone looking to golf if they go to the Navy game, expect to see your handicap go up a stroke or two haha
 
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It was a humbling experience from a golfing standpoint but the views and the people were incredible. There was a club match going on between members from the club, and they had caught up to us by the time we made the turn. They kindly asked us to let them play through, which of course we obliged, and they had seen us struggling mightily out there.

They thanked us for letting them play through and we chatted a bit, they realized we're American and told us so many tourists play there and have a tough time, don't worry about the score just enjoy the course and the views. They invited us up to the clubhouse for a pint afterwards, which we gladly accepted. Made the whole experience that much better, scorecard be damned.

Hope this helps anyone looking to golf if they go to the Navy game, expect to see your handicap go up a stroke or two haha
yeah if you are not used to it its a huge challenge but tbh playing golf in Ireland no matter the time of the year and even on a parkland course you are playing against the elements - wind/rain and the rough is always very rough. Golf culture in UK/IRE is totally different, no mulligans, often no carts/even buggys, no beer drinking on course and strict attire regulations and inter club competition is huge.
 
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