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Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

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

Saturday 23 March, 2019

Baseball Ireland hoping to join the big leagues

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

Camilla Sharples is head girl at Cullentra House.

Sunday 3 March, 2019

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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?

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

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

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

Monday 19 November, 2018

The broken dreams of Hollywood Joe

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

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

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

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

Monday 5 November, 2018

Tom Brady is underrated

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 20 October, 2018

As American football goes global, Ireland takes to the field

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

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

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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