Global Ireland Football Tournament

August 30 – September 04, 2016
Dublin, Ireland


Anthony Travel is proud to work with Global Football to provide schools an opportunity to travel, compete and explore the world by participating in the Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT), held in conjunction with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. We’re thrilled that you’re interested in taking your team overseas for this unforgettable cultural and athletic experience.

Tour Inclusions

  • Global Ireland Football Tournament game
  • Practice sessions
  • Full-time Global Football coordinator
  • Aer Lingus College Football Classic admission (Boston College vs. Georgia Tech)
  • Round-trip airfare (optional)
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation in Ireland
  • Full-time tour director
  • Daily breakfast and dinner (Lunch per itinerary)
  • Educational tours (2)Itinerary-GIFT2016
  • Commemorative souvenir

Tentative Tour Itinerary *

  • DAY 1 – Overnight Flight to Dublin, Ireland
  • DAY 2 – Educational Tour and Practice
  • DAY 3 – Parade & Pep Rally, Tour and Practice
  • DAY 4 – G.I.F.T. Gameday
  • DAY 5 – Aer Lingus College Football Classic
  • DAY 6 – Return to USA

*Itinerary is subject to change. View the full tour itinerary.

Educational Tour Options


Ireland’s largest and most iconic sporting arena, Croke Park is also the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic
Association (GAA). In the museum, visitors learn about the history of Gaelic games and are able to test their own
hurling and Gaelic football skills through interactive exhibits.



The Battle of the Boyne, one of the best known battles in the British Isles, was fought in 1690 between two rival claimants of the English, Scottish and Irish thrones. During this tour, you will see a reenactment of the battle with men dressed in period uniforms as well as learn about its integral part in Irish history.


causey-farmCAUSEY FARMS

Causey Farms is a working Irish farm with a number of interactive and engaging educational activities allowing visitors to experience the Irish culture firsthand. Activities include milking a cow, cutting sods of peat and working sheepdogs. This fun-based experience is the very best of Irish hospitality!



Malahide Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest and most historic castles. The estate was founded in the 12th century by the Talbot family and was occupied by the family for over 800 years until 1976. The castle contains much of its original 16th century furnishings and a unique collection of Irish historical portraits.



Join in the living history of Dalkey Castle where life at the 15th century castle is presented through fun theater performances. Then enjoy the sea-side city of Bray. After visiting the sea, take a hike up Great Sugar Loaf Mountain to view the majestic scenery of County Wicklow.


Trim_Castle_6TRIM CASTLE

The largest Norman-Anglo castle in Ireland, Trim Castle was originally built by Hugh de Lacy over a 30-year period that began in 1172. 800 years later, the ruins of the castle stand firm. Notably, in 1955 Trim Castle was used as the location for King John’s Castle in the film “Braveheart”.

Hotel Accommodations

View map of hotel accommodations.
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Maynooth University
Dublin City University
Trinity College


Clayton Leopardstown
Maldron Newlands Cross
Green Isle
Newgrange Hotel


Red Cow Moran
Clarion Hotel Liffey
Knightsbrook Hotel


Fitzpatrick Castle

Aer Lingus College Football Classic


American College Football will return to Ireland for the third time in five years with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic between Boston College and Georgia Tech at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Saturday, September 3, 2016. The Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT) will be held in conjunction with the Aer Lingus College Football Classic. Participation in GIFT includes admission to the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.

The Boston College Eagles kick off their 2016 season against the formidable Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech. Boston College will be making its second football visit to Ireland; in 1988 Boston College played and defeated Army 38-24 in front of a crowd of 42,000 in the old Lansdowne Road. It is expected that 25,000 fans will travel from the US and Europe to take in the full College Football event experience.




Payment Schedule

At Booking December 1, 2015 February 1, 2016 May 1, 2016
$200 Deposit $1,000  $1,000  Remaining Balance

All payments are per person, tax inclusive.

All player payments must be sent directly to the school by the payment due date.
Any fan or family payments should be sent directly to Anthony Travel by the payment due date.

A $500 per package cancellation fee applies to cancellations made between December 2, 2015 and February 1, 2016. A $1,500 per package cancellation fee applies to package cancellations made between February 2, 2016, and May 1, 2016. All cancellations made after May 2, 2016 are non-refundable.

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