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Video: Dublin awash with cheerleaders ahead of Croke Park Classic

Published 28/08/2014 | 16:36

The cheerleaders of Penn State and the University of Central Florida have descended on Dublin and have given their thumbs up to the unique setting for a college game.

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More than 20,000 North Americans are expected in Dublin for the fixture – labelled the “Croke Park Classic” which is the opening game of the season for both sides and will be broadcast on ESPN in the US.

Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday, Dublin Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rival US Cheerleader squads, Penn State (Pennsylvania State University) & UCF (University of Central Florida), put on an impromptu performance outside The Gaiety Theatre ahead of American Football teams Penn State V UCF at Croke Park this coming Saturday Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM

Today the cheerleaders were going through their paces and they told Independent.ie how they have settled into their new surroundings.

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