Jesuit Prep (Dallas, TX) vs Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Illinois)
Jesuit kicker Cody Wilker hit over a crucial 28-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining on the clock to give Jesuit Prep the narrowest of victories over Loyola Academy in the first game of the season at Donnybrook Stadium in Dublin. The match finished 30-29 in favour of Jesuit Prep from Dallas, Texas.
John Carroll University (Ohio) vs Saint Norbert College (Wisconsin)
John Carroll University impressed the crowd of nearly 5000 at Donnybrook Stadium when they amassed a 27-point haul during the second quarter of their 40-3 victory over the Saint Norbert College. The match was attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland,and Pittsburgh Steelers owner, Dan Rooney.
John Carroll's quarterback Mark Myers stood out by setting a school record with 457 passing yards and completing 30 of 43 passes with five touchdowns and one interception.