Notre Dame Introduces Leprechaun Class of 2020-21

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Notre Dame Athletics | September 30, 2020

The University of Notre Dame cheerleading program announced its Leprechaun lineup for the 2020-21 school year Tuesday, following a postponed tryout due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Seniors Conal Fagan, Lynnette Wukie, and Pat Johnson and junior Gabe Ramos will don the green suit and Irish country hat next season. Wukie will also be the first woman to serve as the Leprechaun. Fagan, a native of Derry, Northern Ireland, will enter his third season as the mascot and is the first native Irishman to play the part.

“I’m elated that we were finally able to welcome our 2020-2021 class of students to portray the Leprechaun to our family!” Head Coach Delayna Herndon said. “Their resilience and ability to adapt is incredible, which will surely show in their roles as we navigate this year. I’m excited for what they each bring and watching them grow!”

The 2020 tryouts, originally slated to be held in April, were postponed until September due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Each applicant, while wearing a face mask, performed individually in front of a panel of seven judges, in keeping with physical distancing regulations.

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Originally published by Daily Domer Staff at on September 30, 2020.