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Boston College and Georgia Tech will open the 2016 college football season in Ireland.

 width=The announcement was made in Dublin at a press conference with Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Boston College will be the home team for the Sept. 3 matchup. It will be the second visit to Ireland for the Eagles, who played in the country in 1988. The 38-24 Boston College victory over Army was the first American football game played in Europe.

It will be the sixth Football Bowl Subdivision game in Dublin. Pittsburgh beat Rutgers in 1989 and Notre Dame topped Navy in 1996. The contest resumed in 2012 when Notre Dame again beat Navy, and the most recent Ireland game was played in 2014 when Penn State edged UCF, 26-24.

Georgia Tech will play internationally for the first time, although head coach Paul Johnson was the offensive coordinator for Navy when the Midshipmen played Notre Dame in 1996.

Georgia Tech owns a 6-2 series advantage, but the 2016 matchup will be the first for the ACC opponents since 2012.

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