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Irish Insights


Irish learn site of Ireland game

Notre Dame found out the site of its game against Navy for the teams' game in Ireland in 2012.

The Irish and Midshipmen will play in Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Sept. 1, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk and stadium director Martin Murphy announced Tuesday.

The $410 million stadium was opened in May and seats 50,000.

"Obviously as an Irish-Catholic from Boston, Mass., I'm going to have a lot of requests for tickets – not airline tickets," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said after Tuesday's practice. "I just think it's a great venue. We are excited about it. Aviva Stadium is a brand new stadium. It is one of the unique things about being an independent school that you can have that on your schedule.

"And it certainly doesn't hurt in your recruiting either."

The 2012 game will be the 86th meeting between the two programs, and the second time in three seasons the game will be on a neutral site. This year's game will be played at New Meadowlands Stadium on Oct. 23.