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Sunday 31 March, 2019

No flash. No fuss. Noel Fehily rides into the sunset
# Interview
# Interview

No flash. No fuss. Noel Fehily rides into the sunset

Mar 31st 2019, 9:00 AM 3,474 Views 1 Comment

The Cork jockey speaks to The42 following his retirement earlier this month.

Saturday 23 March, 2019

Baseball Ireland hoping to join the big leagues
# Field Of Dreams
# Field Of Dreams

Baseball Ireland hoping to join the big leagues

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:45 AM 5,367 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a year to remember for the sport in this country.

Saturday 9 March, 2019

Head of the class: Getting Gordon Elliott’s yard ready for Cheltenham
# Sharples As A Tack
# Sharples As A Tack

Head of the class: Getting Gordon Elliott’s yard ready for Cheltenham

Mar 9th 2019, 10:00 AM 13,087 Views 7 Comments

Camilla Sharples is head girl at Cullentra House.

Sunday 3 March, 2019

The unlikely link between M*A*S*H* and a sportswriting masterpiece
# Winner Alright
# Winner Alright

The unlikely link between M*A*S*H* and a sportswriting masterpiece

Mar 3rd 2019, 10:35 AM 4,026 Views 4 Comments

WC Heinz’s work is treated with a reverence normally reserved for Hemingway.

Monday 4 February, 2019

Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL
# Column
# Column

Hardly super, but the Patriots remind us why all three phases count in the NFL

Feb 4th 2019, 12:22 PM 7,122 Views 12 Comments

It was a special teams and defensive masterclass from New England, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 3 February, 2019

The fall of Rome, special teams superstars, and your Super Bowl LIII preview
# Almost Time
# Almost Time

The fall of Rome, special teams superstars, and your Super Bowl LIII preview

Feb 3rd 2019, 11:34 AM 4,390 Views 7 Comments

All good things must come to an end, but do the Patriots have one last fight in them asks Steve O’Rourke.

Saturday 2 February, 2019

Brady or Belichick: who's more responsible for the Patriots’ success?
# Go Pats
# Go Pats

Brady or Belichick: who's more responsible for the Patriots’ success?

Feb 2nd 2019, 7:30 AM 5,622 Views 8 Comments

Who dominates the greatest coach/quarterback combination in NFL history, asks Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 28 January, 2019

From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP
# Column
# Column

From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP

Jan 28th 2019, 1:40 PM 6,094 Views 5 Comments

The former Cowboys quarterback is making a name for himself as the best commentator in sports, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 21 January, 2019

The Saints learn that you should never leave it close enough for NFL referees to decide a game
# Blew Dat
# Blew Dat

The Saints learn that you should never leave it close enough for NFL referees to decide a game

Jan 21st 2019, 9:55 AM 4,551 Views 1 Comment

Sean Payton and Drew Brees’ legacy changed with the no-call, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Friday 18 January, 2019

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and your NFL Championship Sunday preview
# Super Sunday
# Super Sunday

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and your NFL Championship Sunday preview

Jan 18th 2019, 1:21 PM 5,019 Views 3 Comments

This weekend pits the young pretenders against the old guard, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 14 January, 2019

Death, taxes, and the New England Patriots
# Tom Versus Time
# Tom Versus Time

Death, taxes, and the New England Patriots

Jan 14th 2019, 12:15 PM 5,730 Views 8 Comments

Brady and Belichick proved yet again that you can never count them out, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Friday 11 January, 2019

Momentum, upsets, and your NFL divisional weekend preview
# It's Science
# It's Science

Momentum, upsets, and your NFL divisional weekend preview

Jan 11th 2019, 11:29 AM 2,981 Views 6 Comments

It’s not how you finish December, it’s how you start February, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 7 January, 2019

The Seahawks and Ravens coached themselves out of the playoffs
# Themselves To Blame
# Themselves To Blame

The Seahawks and Ravens coached themselves out of the playoffs

Jan 7th 2019, 12:20 PM 6,522 Views 14 Comments

Poor coaching was punished on Wild Card weekend, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Friday 4 January, 2019

Long shots, road warriors, and your NFL wild card weekend preview
# Playoffs
# Playoffs

Long shots, road warriors, and your NFL wild card weekend preview

Jan 4th 2019, 10:59 AM 4,041 Views 4 Comments

Playing this weekend and going on to win the Super Bowl is not easy, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 31 December, 2018

Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season

Dec 31st 2018, 12:39 PM 6,320 Views 1 Comment

Few could have predicted the 12 teams that make up the playoffs, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 30 December, 2018

Understanding the universe, playoff permutations, and your NFL week 17 preview

Understanding the universe, playoff permutations, and your NFL week 17 preview

Dec 30th 2018, 10:00 AM 4,672 Views 3 Comments

There is more to play for than the three available playoff spots on the final day of the regular season, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 24 December, 2018

Ravens and Seahawks seek success by going back to the future
# Unlikely Lads
# Unlikely Lads

Ravens and Seahawks seek success by going back to the future

Dec 24th 2018, 4:23 PM 3,848 Views 0 Comments

Two teams with little playoff ambition at the start of the year will have a big say in the postseason, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Saturday 22 December, 2018

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Nick Foles, and your NFL week 16 preview
# Saint Nick
# Saint Nick

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Nick Foles, and your NFL week 16 preview

Dec 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 2,764 Views 0 Comments

You don’t have to be good all the time, just at the right time, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 17 December, 2018

It’s the most open Super Bowl race in years - and NFL fans should be thrilled
# Patriot Pains
# Patriot Pains

It’s the most open Super Bowl race in years - and NFL fans should be thrilled

Dec 17th 2018, 11:46 AM 6,426 Views 4 Comments

At a time when we expect them to ramp up, some big teams are falling short writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 16 December, 2018

Walnut-less Whips, terrible tanking, and your NFL week 15 preview
# The Redzone
# The Redzone

Walnut-less Whips, terrible tanking, and your NFL week 15 preview

Updated Dec 16th 2018, 9:00 AM 5,139 Views 5 Comments

We could learn a lot about the number one overall pick this week, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 10 December, 2018

Schadenfreude might just be the best feeling in sport
# NFL
# NFL

Schadenfreude might just be the best feeling in sport

Dec 10th 2018, 4:51 PM 6,574 Views 3 Comments

Getting joy out of the misfortune of others is the most natural thing in the world, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 9 December, 2018

Doing good without God, a post-Kap league, and your NFL week 14 preview
# NFL
# NFL

Doing good without God, a post-Kap league, and your NFL week 14 preview

Dec 9th 2018, 9:15 AM 5,760 Views 8 Comments

With Mark Sanchez back playing, there can be no doubt Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 3 December, 2018

Four years after Ray Rice, the NFL proves few lessons have been learned
# The More Things Change
# The More Things Change

Four years after Ray Rice, the NFL proves few lessons have been learned

Dec 3rd 2018, 2:41 PM 5,227 Views 2 Comments

The organisation’s attitude towards domestic violence is once again in the spotlight, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 2 December, 2018

SpongeBob SquarePants, the end of an error, and your NFL week 13 preview
# Column
# Column

SpongeBob SquarePants, the end of an error, and your NFL week 13 preview

Dec 2nd 2018, 9:05 AM 6,758 Views 1 Comment

Jacksonville’s all-in on Blake Bortles has left them in the NFL’s no-man’s land, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 26 November, 2018

Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?
# The Saints Are Coming
# The Saints Are Coming

Can anyone stop the Saints from marching to the Super Bowl?

Nov 26th 2018, 12:06 PM 5,186 Views 3 Comments

They might not have the best offence or defence but nobody is more complete than New Orleans, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 25 November, 2018

The Man in Black, Andrew Luck’s renaissance, and your NFL week 12 preview
# NFL
# NFL

The Man in Black, Andrew Luck’s renaissance, and your NFL week 12 preview

Updated Nov 25th 2018, 2:26 PM 5,611 Views 2 Comments

We should enjoy the Colts’ QB’s difficult second album, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Thursday 22 November, 2018

Why Die Hard is not a Christmas movie and your NFL Thanksgiving preview
# Thanksgiving
# Thanksgiving

Why Die Hard is not a Christmas movie and your NFL Thanksgiving preview

Nov 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 3,536 Views 6 Comments

Yippee ki Black Friday motherf**kers, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 19 November, 2018

The broken dreams of Hollywood Joe
# Column
# Column

The broken dreams of Hollywood Joe

Nov 19th 2018, 10:42 AM 5,841 Views 1 Comment

Alex Smith will hope his career doesn’t end the same way as Joe Theismann, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 18 November, 2018

Stan Lee’s lost dog, the Madden curse, and your NFL week 11 preview
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

Stan Lee’s lost dog, the Madden curse, and your NFL week 11 preview

Updated Nov 18th 2018, 8:49 AM 5,974 Views 4 Comments

You probably won’t mind the Browns when they’re angry actually, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 12 November, 2018

'Any Given Sunday' is more than just a movie with an overrated speech
# Week 10 Review
# Week 10 Review

'Any Given Sunday' is more than just a movie with an overrated speech

Nov 12th 2018, 12:34 PM 7,586 Views 6 Comments

The 2018 NFL season continues to provide its fair share of shocks, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

Brexit, the Dallas Cowboys, and your NFL week 10 preview
# Dancing On The Stars
# Dancing On The Stars

Brexit, the Dallas Cowboys, and your NFL week 10 preview

Nov 8th 2018, 11:20 AM 3,072 Views 9 Comments

There are a lot of similarities between Britain and Dallas writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 5 November, 2018

Tom Brady is underrated
# Review
# Review

Tom Brady is underrated

Nov 5th 2018, 1:45 PM 7,487 Views 11 Comments

It’s easy to forget how good the Patriots player actually is in an era of great quarterback play, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

OJ Simpson’s lawyer, the Rooney Rule, and your NFL week 9 preview
# If The Glove Doesn't Fit
# If The Glove Doesn't Fit

OJ Simpson’s lawyer, the Rooney Rule, and your NFL week 9 preview

Updated Nov 4th 2018, 10:26 AM 8,490 Views 9 Comments

Black coaches continue to be held to a higher standard, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 29 October, 2018

Josh Freeman, Jameis Winston and the ghosts of An Modh Coinníollach
# Review
# Review

Josh Freeman, Jameis Winston and the ghosts of An Modh Coinníollach

Oct 29th 2018, 2:43 PM 4,869 Views 2 Comments

The former Bucs’ QB is a cautionary tale for the incumbent, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 28 October, 2018

The Offaly man who almost became a New York Giant and your NFL week 8 preview
# Column
# Column

The Offaly man who almost became a New York Giant and your NFL week 8 preview

Oct 28th 2018, 11:30 AM 9,420 Views 6 Comments

You may not think of Tullamore as an American football stronghold, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Monday 22 October, 2018

Remember the Titans’ aggressiveness, not the result
# Serendipity
# Serendipity

Remember the Titans’ aggressiveness, not the result

Oct 22nd 2018, 1:06 PM 3,897 Views 1 Comment

Going for it is always the right thing to do, even when the result is wrong, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 21 October, 2018

Zombie cockroaches, the AFC South and your NFL week 7 preview
# Column
# Column

Zombie cockroaches, the AFC South and your NFL week 7 preview

Updated Oct 21st 2018, 9:40 AM 6,638 Views 8 Comments

The division continually flatters to deceive, says Steve O’Rourke.

Saturday 20 October, 2018

As American football goes global, Ireland takes to the field
# GridIreland
# GridIreland

As American football goes global, Ireland takes to the field

Oct 20th 2018, 9:35 AM 9,531 Views 6 Comments

After a two-year hiatus, the Irish national team is back in action.

Monday 15 October, 2018

This was supposed to be a Nate Peterman column but it was intercepted twice
# Review
# Review

This was supposed to be a Nate Peterman column but it was intercepted twice

Oct 15th 2018, 12:47 PM 4,586 Views 3 Comments

Few players have ever played as badly as the Bills quarterback, writes Steve O’Rourke.

Sunday 14 October, 2018

10 things I hate about the Raiders and your NFL week 6 preview
# Straight Outta Oakland
# Straight Outta Oakland

10 things I hate about the Raiders and your NFL week 6 preview

Oct 14th 2018, 9:00 AM 7,869 Views 7 Comments

It’s tough to love a team that seems to revel in failure, but it’s worth it, says Steve O’Rourke.

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