Homecoming Activities

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  • Father Ryan Football

    Homecoming is a great opportunity to cheer on the Irish with your fellow Irish alumni as they take on Bowling Green High School! Gates open at 5:00pm, and kickoff is at 7:00pm.

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  • Junior Irish Night

    Make plans to join us for our outdoor Junior Irish Night on Friday, September 23 from 5:00-7:00pm on our campus's Academic Lawn. 
    Here's the schedule for the evening: 
    5:00pm: Junior Irish Night opens, and Junior Irish are invited to come in Father Ryan gear. There will also be swag bags, carnival and lawn games, a DJ, and more! 
    6:35pm: Line up with our Student Body as the Marching Band leads them across the bridge to Giacosa Stadium to cheer on the Irish! 
    Registration is required in order to secure your swag bag. Click here to RSVP  
    Please note: Parent(s) will need to purchase a gameday ticket to enter the stadium. All children who are registered for Junior Irish Night will receive free admission to the game.

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  • Homecoming Queen

    It happens at halftime, in the middle of the field, with an abundance of elegance and style. For at the center of every Homecoming Night is the presentation of the Homecoming Queen, a title proudly held at Father Ryan High School.

    For more than 65 years Father Ryan's Homecoming Queens have been the highlight of these memorable evenings. Whether the Court was made up of ladies from Cathedral High School, St. Bernard Academy or St. Cecilia Academy, as it was before 1971, or from Father Ryan ever since, the pride has always been on display.

    We welcome back our Homecoming Queens from the upcoming reunion years. We will be presenting them at halftime on Homecoming Night prior to the introduction of the Court and Queen.

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  • Honoring our Newest Golden Grad Class

    Every year at Homecoming, we honor our Golden Grads, the alumni class that will be celebrating their 50 year reunion in this upcoming calendar year.
Homecoming 2022 Events and Activities
Father Ryan's 2022 Homecoming is set for Friday, September 23, in Giacosa Stadium at the Jim Carell Alumni Athletic Center.  Make plans to be there to honor the Class of 1973 - our next Golden Grad class - and cheer on the Irish.

Event Schedule:

Pride in the Pit BBQ Contest - 5:00-6:30pm on the Sunrise Practice Fields
Enjoy the best BBQ in Nashville before the game. Season Pass holders are admitted for free; tickets are $10/person or $30/family. All proceeds benefit Father Ryan's Mission Trips. Purchase tickets here.
Junior Irish Night - 5:00-7:00pm on the Academic Lawn
All Junior Irish (8th grade and younger) are invited and admission is free. RSVP ahead of time to reserve your Irish swag bag.  
Father Ryan Student Tailgate - 5:00-6:25pm 
All Father Ryan students are invited to gather to eat food, play lawn games, and paint up before running to "The Jungle." The student section theme for the game is Purple Out!
Class of 1973 "Golden Grad" Tent - 6:30pm on the north end of Giacosa Stadium
At the end of the first quarter, our soon-to-be Golden Grads will be recognized on the field.
Football Game: Father Ryan vs. Bowling Green High School - 7:00pm Kickoff
Homecoming Court - Halftime
Who will be crowned as this year’s Homecoming Queen? Don’t miss the presentation of our Homecoming Court and former Homecoming Queens at halftime.