US fans take over Dublin for Navy-Notre Dame game

12:12 PM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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DUBLIN -- Saturday's game in Dublin between Navy and Notre Dame has brought an estimated 35,000 Americans to the Irish capital for a road game like no other, and the novelty of the event has captured the Irish imagination.

The U.S. Navy docked an amphibious-assault warship in Dublin and their fans have rallied in the city's central park, St. Stephen's Green.

Not to be outdone, the night-before Notre Dame pep rally is being broadcast live on Irish state TV, followed by an open-air Catholic Mass from inside the grounds of Dublin Castle.

And many city-center pubs have decorated their fronts with balloons, banners and window paintings honoring the two teams.

The Associated Press

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