By Josh Stowe ’01
Notre Dame Alumni Association
Notre Dame primed fans for a victory in the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin, Ireland with a pep rally that mixed music, wit, and enthusiasm, creating a high-energy camaraderie ahead of a widely anticipated season opener against Navy.
Fans enjoyed a variety-show-style mix of interviews, music, and comedy at the event, which included appearances by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., ’76, ’78 M.A., Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick ’76, and actor and comedian Martin Short, who sent two sons to Notre Dame.