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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Gridiron

Last year
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Irish duo Whelan and McCourt sign with NFL teams as undrafted free agents
Wicklow’s Whelan signed with the Saints while Dublin-born McCourt links up with the Chargers.
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US Olympic hurdler Allen signs for NFL side Philadelphia Eagles
The club confirmed they have agreed a three-year contract.
All time
# Hope
Could Ireland host a college American football game in 2016 after all?
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
Join us for the final week of the NFL regular season.
NFL Hangout, week 15
It’s gameday and we brought you all the action worth seeing.
Here's all the best moments from tonight's NFL games
It’s squeaky bum time in the NFL.
NFL Hangout, week 13
It’s gameday and we are here to bring you all the action worth seeing.
NFL hangout, Week 12
Can the New England Patriots continue their recent dominance?
NFL Sunday night hangout, week 11
Today could go a long way towards determining this year’s Super Bowl race.
# One to Watch
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.
# hut hut hut
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.
# Different Class
High school American football player blocks two punts on the same play
‘Clear eyes, full hearts…’
# Gridiron
High school running back horses entire defence out of it for this touchdown run
And he’s minor again next year.
# Fighting Irish
Notre Dame football unveils its flashy new 'Shamrock Series' uniform
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
The gridiron star would become the first openly gay athlete in American team sports history.
# Irish
This week's Sports Illustrated cover is basically an Adidas ad
It’s all about Notre Dame right now.
# Crunch time
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.
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.
# Crystal Ball
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
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
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.
# American Dream
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
# (Just about) winning
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
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
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.
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The Redzone: Raiders relish Jets victory
In a weekend of upsets in the NFL, Steven O’Rourke guides us through the carnage.
# Gridiron
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
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
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.
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!