Irish American football’s Shamrock Bowl arrives at Kingspan Stadium

The first Shamrock Bowl to take place since 2019, due to COVID-19, the event will feature the top two American Football teams on the island of Ireland and pit them against each other to be crowned National Champions.

Shamrock Bowl XXXIV to be played at Kingspan Stadium will be the first time the match has been staged in Belfast since Shamrock Bowl XXIII in 2009.

AFI President Aidan Maguire said:

“On behalf of the AFI Board, I am delighted to announce that the Shamrock Bowl 2022 will be held at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast on Sunday August 7.

“The home of Ulster Rugby is a world-class venue and one of the premier stadiums in the country. To have our domestic championship final in such a prestigious venue is another milestone in the growth of the AFI.

“I want to thank Paula Bradley and her colleagues for welcoming the sport of American football to their stadium, as it was truly humbling to receive such support. Shamrock Bowl XXIV promises to be a great event. between the two best teams in the country, and we cannot wait to bring our marquee championship final to the beautiful and historic city of Belfast.

Ulster Rugby CEO Jonny Petrie added:

“Having the Shamrock Bowl come to Kingspan Stadium for the first time is an exciting prospect for sports fans across the province.

“Whether you’re already an American football fan or new to the sport, next month’s final should be a great day, as the competition features the sport’s two best teams from all over Ireland.

“We are delighted to be working with American Football Ireland to bring this event to our stadium, and we look forward to a competitive game, which we are no strangers to at the home of Ulster Rugby.”

Tickets from £4 are available at ticket master.

XXXIV Shamrock Bowl

Dublin Rebels v UCD American Football

Sunday August 7

3 p.m.

Kingspan Stadium

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