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AUGUST 31, 2022

Seton Hall Prep To Participate in the Global Ireland Football Tournament in 2023

(West Orange, NJ) Seton Hall Prep is proud to announce its participation in the 2023 Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT), showcasing our program alongside the University of Notre Dame and the Naval Academy. The Pirates will head across the Atlantic to Dublin, Ireland, on August 22, 2023 and will compete on August 25, ahead of the Notre Dame vs. Navy contest, which will headline the event on August 26.

“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.