UPDATE: JANUARY 22, 2020
Fenwick will take on Notre Dame Prep (the Saints) from Scottsdale, Arizona, on Friday, August 28, in Ireland!
The Friars head to Dublin under new Head Coach Matt Battaglia, who said: “The Fenwick Family and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to participate in the upcoming game in Ireland against Arizona’s Notre Dame Prep. I could not think of a better opportunity for our team to kick off the 'Fenwick FAST' era than by competing overseas in a first-class trip versus a first-class opponent.”
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In addition to two full days in Dublin – Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 26-27 – with a parade, pep rally and dinner on Thursday afternoon/evening, followed by the Fenwick game on Friday, anyone participating in the Fenwick trip will also attend the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, which sees Navy take on the University of Notre Dame at the Aviva Stadium on Sat., Aug. 29.
ESPN’s "College GameDay" will broadcast live before the Navy vs. Notre Dame game, and we want Friar Nation to show up in black and white! Even if you are not part of the Fenwick trip, but are in Dublin for the weekend, please show your Friar pride to all of America!
ESPN "College GameDay" is also looking for Fenwick - University of Notre Dame/Navy storylines. If you have a good one, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to the Aer Lingus College Football Classic will become very scarce after February 15! If you are interested in going on the trip, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Ireland Trip FAQ's
Dinner or Fenwick Game Only?
Even if you are not part of the Fenwick trip, we welcome your participation in Fenwick’s Thursday evening dinner, Aug. 27, at Trinity College and/or your attendance at Fenwick’s football game on Fri., Aug. 28. Please contact Chris Ritten for dinner and/or game details: email@example.com.
Fenwick is unable to provide tickets to the Navy vs. ND game without participation in the Fenwick travel package.
Following the weekend of football festivities, Fenwick President Fr. Peddicord, O.P. will lead a four-day pilgrimage of Dominican sites in Ireland beginning at St. Saviour’s in Dublin. Fenwick invites you to join us on this trip, too! Please see CLICK HERE for all detail, pricing and to reserve your travel for any of the available packages:
• Friends and Family Air and Land
• Friends and Family Land Only
• Dominican Pilgrimage
If you would prefer to speak directly with an Anthony Travel representative and/or for special arrangements or questions about combining certain aspects of each option, please contact Collin Abrahamson directly at: 214-363-0091.
As Fenwick marches toward its centennial in 2029, this 2020 trip to Dublin will be looked upon as a milestone achievement in Fenwick’s first 100 years: demonstrating our excellence on a global stage, watching a rivalry football game between two high-achieving universities that Fenwick has strong connections with and experiencing the great Dominican legacy in Ireland.
We hope you can join us!
(ORIGINAL RELEASE FROM AUGUST 21, 2019)
Fenwick High School is proud to announce a trip to Dublin in August 2020 that will celebrate the Dominican heritage in Ireland, Fenwick’s special and historical relationship with two of our nation’s greatest universities and its own storied football tradition!
Only eight years after the Order of Preachers was founded in France in 1216, the Dominicans established a presence in Dublin, Ireland. The Dominicans have been a near-constant presence in Ireland since. St. Saviour’s remains the Dominican Priory and House of Studies in Dublin today.
Next August, Fenwick will play a varsity football game in Dublin the day before Navy and Notre Dame kickoff another classic match-up in their long rivalry. Following the weekend of football festivities, Fenwick President Fr. Richard Peddicord, O.P will lead a four-day pilgrimage of Dominican sites in Ireland beginning at St. Saviour’s in Dublin. Fenwick invites you to join us on this trip!
This provides a rare opportunity for Fenwick to exhibit its 90-year history of excellence, leadership and tradition in education and athletics on a global stage, while providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many of our student-athletes, family members, alumni and other Fenwick community members.
By many accounts, in its 90 years, Fenwick has sent more students to the University of Notre Dame than any other high school in America. Similarly, in the past 15 years no other high school in the country has sent more students to the U.S. Naval Academy than Fenwick.
These two institutions of higher learning represent the best of the Dominican spiritual value of study, and Fenwick prepares more students for their academic rigor than any other high school in the United States. That is cause for celebration.
As St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. did, Fenwick also values physical rigor, the education of the body. This unique combination at the highest levels of educating the mind and body at Navy and Notre Dame, and Fenwick’s incomparable contribution to it, is why Fenwick is so proud to have this opportunity and to be associated with this game between these two great academic institutions.
Sightsee in Dublin for a couple days while the Fenwick football and cheer teams tour and prepare for their game. Join the Fenwick players, cheerleader and other U.S. high school teams for a parade through Dublin, followed by a pep rally, then dinner with the Fenwick community. Cheer the Friars to victory during their game. Enjoy an always entertaining and hard-fought battle between Navy and Notre Dame. If you choose to, stay on for a few more days to discover the wonderful works of the Irish Dominicans today and their nearly 800-year-old history on the island.
Details and registration for all aspects of the trip – a “family and friends’ package” that will overlap with Fenwick’s team travel and a “pilgrimage package” that will extend for several more days – are now available!
TRIP DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
As Fenwick marches toward its centennial in 2029, this 2020 trip to Dublin will be looked upon as a milestone achievement in Fenwick’s first 100 years: demonstrating our excellence on a global stage, watching a rivalry football game between two high-achieving universities that Fenwick has intimate connections with, and experiencing the great Dominican legacy in Ireland.
We hope you can join us!