Shamrock Bowl XXV to take place at Morton Stadium

View of Main Stand at Morton Stadium

Shamrock Bowl XXV, the Championship game of the Irish American Football League (IAFL) will take place on Sunday 31st July 2011, Kick-off 4pm at Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin.

The game was originally scheduled to take place at Tallaght Stadium, however the stadium is unavailable on the IAFLs preferred dates due to Shamrock Rovers Champions League commitments. Fortunately, the National Sports Campus Development Authority has agreed to facilitate the silver jubilee game at Morton Stadium.

Morton Stadium is in Santry in north Dublin, close to where Trinity College and Dublin Rebels play their home games.  It has a capacity of over 5,000 spectators. It is the national athletics stadium and will be hosting the National Athletics Championships the weekend after the Shamrock Bowl. It is also the principal training base for Ireland’s High Performance Athletes. Up to recently, it was the home ground of League of Ireland soccer team – Sporting Fingal. The stadium received a number of upgrades in 2010 and a new electronic scoreboard has been installed in recent weeks. The stadium has all the necessary facilities to host high profile American football games and will be hosting Division 3 NCAA and US High School regular season games in September 2012 as part of the GIFT 2012 event.

It is hoped that this years game will build on the success of last years fixture at Tallaght Stadium, which saw the Dublin Rebels win on front of a record crowd. Tickets are expected to go on sale within the next few days.

View of pitch at Morton Stadium