How to watch College Football in Ireland

It’s been a long wait, but college football is finally back! The college football season starts THIS WEEKEND and we’ve put together a handy guide on how you can tune in!

Watching college football is the natural progression for American football fans here in Ireland. There’s more excitement, more passion and way more games meaning you can get your football fix on a Saturday as well as Sunday!

If you’re already a fan of college football,you’ll know just how tricky it is  to actually get coverage of the collegiate games here. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a lot better than it used to be but there is still a lot of room for improvement. Unfortunately, as is becoming increasingly common, you need some sort of paid subscription in order to watch. 

If this is your first year watching,then keep reading for a list of the best ways to watch college football in ireland!

  1. ESPN Player 

Signing up to ESPN’s online player will give you access to a whole host of college games and is particularly useful if you’re a fan of the SEC. You’ll also get access to other ESPN programming. Definitely a worthwhile investment if you’re big into your college football. 

  1. BT Sport ESPN

Does anyone remember the good old days of ESPN America? 8 plus hours of college football goodness starting with College Gameday. It was absolute bliss. Nowadays, as with everything else, if you want it you have to pay for it. BT Sports college football offering isn’t amazing but if you have the channel and don’t have any particular affiliation, then this will do you just fine. 

  1. Sky Sports 

Fighting Irish fans this side seem to be in luck as it looks like Sky Sports will be broadcasting all home games this season! Details are still scarce but keep an eye on our social media for more information as the season gets closer. 

  1. Streams

Let me preface this section with a disclaimer: Gaelic Gridiron in no way shape or form officially condone the use of illegal streaming sites. But if we did, we’d be telling you that First Row Sports is probably the most reliable streaming site for watching college football. If you can get past the pop ups you’ll have a good chance of getting a decent quality stream!

With college football schedules getting back to normal and full attendance expected things are returning to normal in the world of college football. There are some big matchups to look forward to and even bigger stars to keep an eye on. Where do you normally watch your college games? Let us know in the comments!

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