Book Event, Sat., Oct. 25: ‘Emerald Isle Classic’

Don’t miss this Saturday’s book event for Jim O’Brien’s “The Match: The Emerald Isle Classic” at 11:30am at the River Hawk Shop in UMass Lowell’s University Crossing complex (former location of St Joe’s Hospital), 220 Pawtucket Street.  BC alum Jim O’Brien, a familiar face in Lowell, organized the 1988 Emerald Isle Classic football game between Boston College and Army in 1988. It was the first NCAA-sanctioned American college gridiron game in Europe. In this book, Jim revisits the game that was seen by 42,000 people in Dublin. The book was published in collaboration with Lowell’s Jack O’Connor of O’Connor Studio. Jim will be on hand to talk about making the book, reflect on the experience of bringing American football to Ireland, and reminiscing about Boston College. This is Homecoming Weekend at UMass Lowell, so the campus will be busy with events and people. Parking for University Crossing is available in the visitor lot at Pawtucket and Salem streets.