The Maclay School Marauders varsity football team has been invited to participate in its first-ever international football game for their 2024 football season.
The school confirmed to ABC 27 Tuesday the team was invited to play as part of the Global Ireland Football Tournament, which is set to take place Friday, August 23, 2024 in Dublin, Ireland.
Head Coach Jason Cauley said they're excited to represent Maclay School in Ireland. "Words can't express the gratitude we have to Global Football, and what this opportunity means for the Marauder football program and our school," said Cauley. "We here at Maclay strive to give our students and athletes opportunities and advantages you can't get at any other educational institution, and this trip to Ireland will be an experience our scholar athletes will never forget.”
The school's student athletes will learn about the history and folklore of Ireland during their 6-day educational sports tour. They will also have the opportunity to try traditional Irish sports of hurling and Gaelic football while enjoying the city center Pep Rally to celebrate all Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT) athletes.
Just last month, the Lawton Chiles High School Timberwolves football team announced they were invited to play in the 2024 Ireland tournament.