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Irish duo Whelan and McCourt sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents
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Irish duo Whelan and McCourt sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents

May 1st 2022, 2:31 PM 11,555 Views 1 Comment

Wicklow’s Whelan signed with the Saints while Dublin-born McCourt links up with the Chargers.

US Olympic hurdler Allen signs for NFL side Philadelphia Eagles
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US Olympic hurdler Allen signs for NFL side Philadelphia Eagles

Apr 8th 2022, 9:16 PM 6,157 Views 1 Comment

The club confirmed they have agreed a three-year contract.

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Could Ireland host a college American football game in 2016 after all?
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Could Ireland host a college American football game in 2016 after all?

May 1st 2015, 2:05 PM 13,636 Views 22 Comments

The42 understands efforts are underway to ensure a game goes ahead.

Here's the best tweets and touchdowns from the last weekend of NFL regular season action
Live Dec 28th 2014, 9:18 PM

Here's the best tweets and touchdowns from the last weekend of NFL regular season action

As it happened: NFL Hangout, week 15
Live Dec 14th 2014, 7:20 PM

As it happened: NFL Hangout, week 15

Here's all the best moments from tonight's NFL games
Live Dec 7th 2014, 9:25 PM

Here's all the best moments from tonight's NFL games

As it happened: NFL Hangout, week 13
Live Nov 30th 2014, 9:20 PM

As it happened: NFL Hangout, week 13

As it happened: NFL hangout, Week 12
Live Nov 23rd 2014, 9:43 PM

As it happened: NFL hangout, Week 12

As it happened: NFL Sunday night hangout, week 11
Live Nov 16th 2014, 11:59 PM

As it happened: NFL Sunday night hangout, week 11

This Legends League star could be facing Ireland at the Women's World Cup
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This Legends League star could be facing Ireland at the Women's World Cup

May 30th 2014, 1:18 PM 12,912 Views 6 Comments

Former gridiron player Chloe Butler should make her Australia debut against New Zealand or Canada next month.

Tickets for Penn State’s Croke Park showdown with UCF set to go on sale
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Tickets for Penn State’s Croke Park showdown with UCF set to go on sale

Nov 30th 2013, 12:00 PM 16,802 Views 46 Comments

Jones’ Road is set to host a high-profile gridiron clash. We have a pair of tickets to give away.

High school American football player blocks two punts on the same play
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High school American football player blocks two punts on the same play

Oct 17th 2013, 3:17 PM 2,965 Views 3 Comments

‘Clear eyes, full hearts…’

High school running back horses entire defence out of it for this touchdown run
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High school running back horses entire defence out of it for this touchdown run

Oct 10th 2013, 6:38 PM 4,838 Views 0 Comments

And he’s minor again next year.

Notre Dame football unveils its flashy new 'Shamrock Series' uniform
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Notre Dame football unveils its flashy new 'Shamrock Series' uniform

Aug 6th 2013, 3:53 PM 3,471 Views 0 Comments

We want a pair of these gloves for our Junior C games.

A gay NFL player is reportedly considering coming out in the next few months
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A gay NFL player is reportedly considering coming out in the next few months

Mar 26th 2013, 12:37 PM 1,570 Views 0 Comments

The gridiron star would become the first openly gay athlete in American team sports history.

This week's Sports Illustrated cover is basically an Adidas ad
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This week's Sports Illustrated cover is basically an Adidas ad

Nov 20th 2012, 7:13 PM 1,980 Views 3 Comments

It’s all about Notre Dame right now.

NFL Playoffs: Green Bay sent packing; Ravens hold off Houston
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NFL Playoffs: Green Bay sent packing; Ravens hold off Houston

Jan 16th 2012, 11:40 AM 419 Views 0 Comments

The Green Bay Packers cruised into the NFL Playoffs with a 15-1 record; now they’re going home. Here’s how the Giants and the Ravens booked their places in the final four.

The Redzone: Can the Broncos out-Fox the Patriots?
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The Redzone: Can the Broncos out-Fox the Patriots?

Jan 13th 2012, 9:25 AM 403 Views 1 Comment

All eight division winners are through to the divisional round of the playoffs for the first time since 2006. Now it’s time for Steven O’Rourke to pick his final four.

The Redzone: Should old acquaintance be forgot?
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The Redzone: Should old acquaintance be forgot?

Dec 30th 2011, 10:29 AM 366 Views 0 Comments

The NFL regular season finishes with a full slate of divisional fixtures on New Year’s Day. Steven O’Rourke thinks familiarity will cost some playoff hopefuls.

The Redzone: No Fairytale of New York for the Jets
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The Redzone: No Fairytale of New York for the Jets

Dec 23rd 2011, 11:44 AM 398 Views 0 Comments

It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid. Unless, of course, your team is facing a must-win game this weekend. Steven O’Rourke reports on the festive American football season.

The Redzone: What made Marion crumble?
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The Redzone: What made Marion crumble?

Dec 13th 2011, 12:08 PM 560 Views 4 Comments

Once more, a weekend of incredible gridiron action is overshadowed by Timmy Terrific. Steven O’Rourke turns to science for some answers.

Top NFL delegate gives Croker the thumbs-up
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Top NFL delegate gives Croker the thumbs-up

Dec 7th 2011, 9:55 PM 4,062 Views 10 Comments

American football bosses reveal that they were “very impressed” on their visit to Jones Road last week.

The Redzone: Bears shouldn’t turn to grizzly Favre
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The Redzone: Bears shouldn’t turn to grizzly Favre

Dec 6th 2011, 12:02 PM 262 Views 1 Comment

Week 13 was billed as Separation Sunday in the NFL and, while some of the playoff picture became clearer, parts of it remain as indecipherable as a Turner Prize entry. Steven O’Rourke reports.

The Redzone: The Saints go marching on
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The Redzone: The Saints go marching on

Dec 1st 2011, 2:55 PM 305 Views 2 Comments

Steven O’Rourke holds his hands up and admits – like George W Bush – he was wrong about New Orleans.

The Redzone: It’s Miller time
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The Redzone: It’s Miller time

Nov 29th 2011, 2:26 PM 387 Views 0 Comments

With all the hype surrounding their quarterback, it’s actually the Denver Broncos defence that have quietly seen them emerge as genuine playoff contenders. Steven O’Rourke rounds up week twelve in the NFL.

The Redzone: Cry me a Rivers
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The Redzone: Cry me a Rivers

Nov 4th 2011, 1:23 PM 273 Views 0 Comments

To the detriment of many fantasy owners, Philip Rivers is having a very poor season. However, Steven O’Rourke thinks he can turn it around in time for the Chargers to make the playoffs.

The Redzone: Cometh the hour, cometh the Manning
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The Redzone: Cometh the hour, cometh the Manning

Nov 1st 2011, 3:12 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

Quietly and confidently, Eli Manning has been putting together, statistically at least, the best season of his NFL career. Steven O’Rourke wonders how he’s managed to do it without anyone noticing.

The Red Zone: Garrett fiddles while Romo burns
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The Red Zone: Garrett fiddles while Romo burns

Oct 28th 2011, 4:33 PM 179 Views 0 Comments

It’s a low-key schedule in the NFL this weekend. But here’s the best of the bunch.

The Redzone: Tebow time? About five minutes
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The Redzone: Tebow time? About five minutes

Oct 25th 2011, 5:07 PM 248 Views 1 Comment

Tim Tebow’s fourth quarter comeback against the Miami Dolphins has masked the fact that the Denver quarterback was terrible for the first 55 minutes against the NFL’s worst team.

The Redzone: Time for Ryan to show he Fitz the Bills
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The Redzone: Time for Ryan to show he Fitz the Bills

Oct 7th 2011, 1:24 PM 199 Views 1 Comment

There’s another intriguing weekend of American Football in store too you know. Steven O’Rourke straps on a helmet and runs us through the routes.

The Redzone: The pride of Texas mauled by Lions
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The Redzone: The pride of Texas mauled by Lions

Oct 4th 2011, 4:49 PM 214 Views 1 Comment

We’re quarter of the way through the regular season and just two teams remain unbeaten, the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions. Steven O’Rourke tells us how.

The Redzone: Raiders relish Jets victory
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The Redzone: Raiders relish Jets victory

Sep 27th 2011, 12:32 PM 170 Views 0 Comments

In a weekend of upsets in the NFL, Steven O’Rourke guides us through the carnage.

The Redzone: Raiders of the lost cause
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The Redzone: Raiders of the lost cause

Sep 23rd 2011, 12:30 PM 189 Views 1 Comment

The last time Oakland faced the Jets, in October 2009, they failed to put a single point on the board. Despite that, Steven O’Rourke tells us why Raiders fans will be celebrating on Sunday evening.

The Redzone: Patriot Missile continues to blow the league away
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The Redzone: Patriot Missile continues to blow the league away

Sep 20th 2011, 2:41 PM 238 Views 0 Comments

Two weeks into the regular season and most pundits are already tipping Tom Brady to be this year’s MVP. Steven O’Rourke tells us that it’s not the QB’s statistics that should impress, it’s his ability to win the game.

The Redzone: Will Eagles soar when Vick returns to Atlanta?
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The Redzone: Will Eagles soar when Vick returns to Atlanta?

Sep 16th 2011, 1:59 PM 117 Views 0 Comments

There aren’t as many marquee fixtures in the NFL this weekend, writes Steven O’Rourke, but the return of Michael Vick to Atlanta will provide the former Falcon with an opportunity to show just how good his Eagles can be.

Thursday morning quarter back: expect the Bears to maul Patriots
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Thursday morning quarter back: expect the Bears to maul Patriots

Dec 9th 2010, 12:17 PM 237 Views 0 Comments

Steven O’Rourke straps on a helmet and pads up for his first NFL preview column. Hut!