Aer Lingus Classic: Irish stars show off kicking talent to promote B1G showdown
Aer Lingus Classic action is right around the corner with Nebraska and Northwestern set to play in Dublin this month. The Week 0 college football contest between the two sides is set for Aug. 27, and promotions for the game are beginning over in Ireland.
Recently, Off The Ball sports put together a kicking contest between a pair of Irish stars in Shane Walsh and Sean O’Shea. That duo is used to playing on the pitch in Gaelic football but took turns taking shots at field goals.
In all honestly, Wash and O’Shea did pretty good for their American football debut. At least, they certainly kicked well enough to perform on Nebraska’s special teams unit from last season.
🎯 It’s Seán O’Shea against Shane Walsh in a test of their shooting skills 🏐
Our in-depth kicking masterclass will be available soon!
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) August 11, 2022
Promotional materials are also seen going up in Dublin, so it’s another good sign that the first game of the season is right around the corner for the Huskers and the Wildcats.
We are getting ready to welcome our American visitors to Dublin for the upcoming Northwestern Wildcats Vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers game @AVIVAStadium on Sat 27 Aug. @HuskerFBNation @NUFBFamily @cfbireland #CatsVsHuskers #TouchdownDublin #MuchMoreThanAGame #CéadMíleFáilte pic.twitter.com/B3ZY6kvNpI
— Dublin City Council (@DubCityCouncil) August 12, 2022