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From The42 No flash. No fuss. Noel Fehily rides into the sunset Interview

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

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

From The42 Baseball Ireland hoping to join the big leagues Field Of Dreams

Baseball Ireland hoping to join the big leagues

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

From The42 Head of the class: Getting Gordon Elliott’s yard ready for Cheltenham Sharples As A Tack

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

Camilla Sharples is head girl at Cullentra House.

From The42 The unlikely link between M*A*S*H* and a sportswriting masterpiece Winner Alright

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.

From The42 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.

From The42 The fall of Rome, special teams superstars, and your Super Bowl LIII preview Almost Time

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.

From The42 Brady or Belichick: who's more responsible for the Patriots’ success? Go Pats

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.

From The42 From the booth, Tony Romo is the likely Super Bowl MVP Column

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.

From The42 The Saints learn that you should never leave it close enough for NFL referees to decide a game Blew Dat

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.

From The42 Something old, something new, something borrowed, and your NFL Championship Sunday preview Super Sunday

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.

From The42 Death, taxes, and the New England Patriots Tom Versus Time

Death, taxes, and the New England Patriots

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

From The42 Momentum, upsets, and your NFL divisional weekend preview It's Science

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.

From The42 The Seahawks and Ravens coached themselves out of the playoffs Themselves To Blame

The Seahawks and Ravens coached themselves out of the playoffs

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

From The42 Long shots, road warriors, and your NFL wild card weekend preview Playoffs

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.

From The42 Everything we got right - and what we got terribly wrong - about the 2018 NFL season Looking Back

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.

From The42 Understanding the universe, playoff permutations, and your NFL week 17 preview

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.

From The42 Ravens and Seahawks seek success by going back to the future Unlikely Lads

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.

From The42 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Nick Foles, and your NFL week 16 preview Saint Nick

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.

From The42 It’s the most open Super Bowl race in years - and NFL fans should be thrilled Patriot Pains

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.

From The42 Walnut-less Whips, terrible tanking, and your NFL week 15 preview The Redzone

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.

From The42 Schadenfreude might just be the best feeling in sport NFL

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.

From The42 Doing good without God, a post-Kap league, and your NFL week 14 preview NFL

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.

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.

From The42 SpongeBob SquarePants, the end of an error, and your NFL week 13 preview Column

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.

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.

From The42 The Man in Black, Andrew Luck’s renaissance, and your NFL week 12 preview NFL

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.

From The42 Why Die Hard is not a Christmas movie and your NFL Thanksgiving preview Thanksgiving

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

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

From The42 The broken dreams of Hollywood Joe Column

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.

From The42 Stan Lee’s lost dog, the Madden curse, and your NFL week 11 preview Looking Back

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.

From The42 'Any Given Sunday' is more than just a movie with an overrated speech Week 10 Review

'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.

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

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

From The42 Tom Brady is underrated Review

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.

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.

From The42 Josh Freeman, Jameis Winston and the ghosts of An Modh Coinníollach Review

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.

From The42 The Offaly man who almost became a New York Giant and your NFL week 8 preview Column

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.

From The42 Remember the Titans’ aggressiveness, not the result Serendipity

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.

From The42 Zombie cockroaches, the AFC South and your NFL week 7 preview Column

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

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

From The42 As American football goes global, Ireland takes to the field GridIreland

As American football goes global, Ireland takes to the field

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

From The42 This was supposed to be a Nate Peterman column but it was intercepted twice Review

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.

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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