Shamrock Series Boston

Author: Ami Driscoll

Boston November 19 to 21, 2015

The Shamrock Series is Notre Dame’s home-away-from-home game series, which began in 2009 when the first game of the series was played in San Antonio. The series went on to New York (2010), Washington, D.C. (2011), Chicago (2012), Dallas (2013), and Indianapolis (2014). In 30 days we are taking the game series to Boston where the Irish will take the field at the Historic Fenway Park for the 7th annual Shamrock Series. As Irish fans prepare to make their way to Boston, here are a few events to look forward to for the weekend.

Notre Dame Mass – Cathedral of The Holy Cross

November 21, 2015 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C., Celebrant & Homilist


The mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston and the seat of our Cardinal Archbishop. The University of Notre Dame is excited to hold mass in this historic site during the Shamrock Series weekend. Located in the South End neighborhood of the city, the Cathedral serves a vibrant and diverse community which includes English and Spanish congregations, as well as Ge’ez Rite Catholics, a German Apostolate, and a large and thriving Traditional Latin Mass community.

Notre Dame Mass is Free and Open to the Public

Shamrock Series 5k – Boston Common

The race kicks off at 8:00 AM


Join us for the 2nd Annual Shamrock Series 5K when the Irish head to Boston to take on Boston College at Fenway Park! Get your Game Day going with a running start before enjoying the rest of the pregame festivities!

Runners will enjoy a scenic downtown Boston course, beginning and ending at the iconic Boston Common, where each runner will be presented with a finisher’s medal! Registration is limited to 3,000 participants.

Event net proceeds from the Shamrock Series 5k will benefit graduate student research teaching at the University of Notre Dame, and the raceway will feature banners depicting their dynamic work, from chemistry to painting, rocket science to ancient history.
The race kicks off at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 21st in Downtown Boston at Boston Common (139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116). Online registration is OPEN!

Can’t run, but want to be a part of the race? Register to volunteer here


Shamrock Series FanFest – Brookline Parking Lot

12:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Admission is FREE and open the the public!


Join us for entertainment, food, drinks, and more!!

Feature musical performances by Barleyjuice, beginning at 3:00 PM Playing a mix of Celtic, Irish rock, and British invasion genres.

The afternoon will include Fighting Irish Media original programming, highlight videos, and interviews. with Special Guests: Allen Pinkett, Paul Kelly Sr., Paqui Kelly and Notre Dame football players.

Notre Dame Marching Band concert will close out Notre Dame FanFest at performing at 5:50 PM.

Notre Dame Football vs. Boston College – Fenway Park

Gates open at 5:30 PM
Kick-Off at 7:30 PM

shamrock_logo_2015 2015 Uniform Reveal

The game between the fighting Irish and Eagles will be the first football game at Fenway Park since December 1, 1968, when – after five years of calling it home – the Patriots played their last game at the ballpark. The Fighting Irish and The Eagles have met 22 times since their first game in 1977. Notre Dame leads the series 13-9 with the winner of this game takes possession of the Ireland Trophy.

To learn about all of the events the University has planned for the weekend including academic, spiritual, music, 5K, Fan Fest, and MORE! Visit Shamrock Series

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