Notre Dame football: A History of Shamrock Series Uniforms
2015: Notre Dame 19 Boston College 16
In 2015, Notre Dame met Boston College at Fenway Park in Boston. This was effectively a home game for the Eagles, save for the unique atmosphere and large number of Irish fans in New England. The game itself ended up being a slugfest, with Notre Dame only giving up 88 yards passing in a close win.
The uniforms themselves were an announcers nightmare, with kelly green from head to toe and navy numbers and trim. The gold helmets included the leprechaun’s head, in a design that helps it to blend in with the gold of the helmet.
2016 Notre Dame 44 Army 6
2016 was a disaster of a season, and coming off a loss to Navy, Notre Dame had to go to the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to play Army. This was both the first time Notre Dame repeated a location for the Shamrock Series and the first time they repeated an opponent. It worked out even better than the first time, blowing out Army in what was an otherwise awful season.
This year’s uniforms were designed to almost look like camouflaged, while still retaining the green and gold that is quintessential of Notre Dame. The helmets may have been the best ever, with a hand-painted illustration of motif above Basilica doorway on the side of them.
God. Country. Notre Dame.
2018: Notre Dame 36 Syracuse 3
Played at Yankee Stadium again, this rendition of the uniforms were designed as an homage to the New York Yankees, and saw Notre Dame put on pinstriped pants, sleeves, and logos for their helmets. The rest was more or less just navy, and they were absolutely atrocious. Not even the biggest Notre Dame/Yankees homer could have like them. At least the game was a relatively easy blowout win.