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# gridiron - Friday 1 May, 2015

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

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

# gridiron - Sunday 28 December, 2014

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

Join us for the final week of the NFL regular season.

# gridiron - Sunday 14 December, 2014

As it happened: NFL Hangout, week 15

It’s gameday and we brought you all the action worth seeing.

# gridiron - Sunday 7 December, 2014

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

It’s squeaky bum time in the NFL.

# gridiron - Sunday 30 November, 2014

As it happened: NFL Hangout, week 13

It’s gameday and we are here to bring you all the action worth seeing.

# gridiron - Sunday 23 November, 2014

As it happened: NFL hangout, Week 12

Can the New England Patriots continue their recent dominance?

# gridiron - Sunday 16 November, 2014

As it happened: NFL Sunday night hangout, week 11

Today could go a long way towards determining this year’s Super Bowl race.

# gridiron - Friday 30 May, 2014

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

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

# gridiron - Saturday 30 November, 2013

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

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

# gridiron - Thursday 17 October, 2013

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

‘Clear eyes, full hearts…’

# gridiron - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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

And he’s minor again next year.

# gridiron - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

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

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

# gridiron - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

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

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

# gridiron - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

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

It’s all about Notre Dame right now.

# gridiron - Monday 16 January, 2012

NFL Playoffs: Green Bay sent packing; Ravens hold off Houston Crunch Time This post contains videos

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

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.

# gridiron - Friday 13 January, 2012

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

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.

# gridiron - Friday 30 December, 2011

The Redzone: Should old acquaintance be forgot?

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.

# gridiron - Friday 23 December, 2011

The Redzone: No Fairytale of New York for the Jets

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.

# gridiron - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

The Redzone: What made Marion crumble? Gridiron This post contains videos

The Redzone: What made Marion crumble?

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

# gridiron - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Top NFL delegate gives Croker the thumbs-up

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

# gridiron - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

The Redzone: Bears shouldn’t turn to grizzly Favre

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.

# gridiron - Thursday 1 December, 2011

The Redzone: The Saints go marching on

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

# gridiron - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

The Redzone: It’s Miller time

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.

# gridiron - Friday 4 November, 2011

The Redzone: Cry me a Rivers

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.

# gridiron - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

The Redzone: Cometh the hour, cometh the Manning Gridiron This post contains videos

The Redzone: Cometh the hour, cometh the Manning

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.

# gridiron - Friday 28 October, 2011

The Red Zone: Garrett fiddles while Romo burns

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

# gridiron - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

The Redzone: Tebow time? About five minutes (Just About) Winning This post contains videos

The Redzone: Tebow time? About five minutes

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.

# gridiron - Friday 7 October, 2011

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

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.

# gridiron - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

The Redzone: The pride of Texas mauled by Lions Gridiron This post contains videos

The Redzone: The pride of Texas mauled by Lions

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.

# gridiron - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

The Redzone: Raiders relish Jets victory Gridiron This post contains videos

The Redzone: Raiders relish Jets victory

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

# gridiron - Friday 23 September, 2011

The Redzone: Raiders of the lost cause

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.

# gridiron - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

The Redzone: Patriot Missile continues to blow the league away

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.

# gridiron - Friday 16 September, 2011

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

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.

# gridiron - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Thursday morning quarter back: expect the Bears to maul Patriots

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