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AFC South 2014 Preview

Can Luck and the Colts reach the promised land? We find out in our AFC South 2014 Preview   Houston Texans You’ve just finished the 2013 season with a 14-game losing streak. Your head coach is gone and you replace him with a steady Bill Belichick disciple. You take a once-in-a-generation athlete with the no.1 overall pick in the 2014 …

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Irish man Patrick Murray makes Buccaneers’ Roster

Patrick Murray, who’s father Aidan moved over from Monaghan 20 years ago, has made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers final 53 man roster after the Bucs cut the 6 year veteran Connor Barth. Honored to be able to kick for the @TBBuccaneers and be a part of the best organization in football! Get ready for a special year Tampa! — Pat …

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Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview

  Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia 5.30pm GMT August 30th (ESPN) Heading into the 2014 season with a new quarterback under center has to be a scary thought for Mark Richt and the #12 ranked Georgia Bulldogs after watching Aaron Murray break records during his time there. However, the Bulldogs have enough pieces returning on both sides of the ball …

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Ohio State v Navy Game Preview

Ohio State v Navy Game Preview M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore 5pm GMT August 30th 2014 (CBS Network) Having won 24 straight games under Urban Meyer before two consecutive losses to finish the 2013 season, v Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship Game and v Clemson in the Orange Bowl, the #5 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes knew one thing was for certain: they were …

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Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7

We continue our Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7 Round 4 Round 4 is going to see many running backs and receivers going off the board, but Andrew Luck or Julius Thomas are also being taken here in NFL.com fantasy drafts. Luck continues to improve and gives you a high end QB1 with big upside for a lower price tag …

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AFC West 2014 Preview

Can Peyton keep Kansas and San Diego at bay? We find out in our AFC West 2014 Preview Last season the AFC West provided three playoff teams, with the Chiefs, Broncos and Chargers all making it past Christmas. Will Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos reign again in the west, or will last year’s improvement from San Diego and Kansas City carry over …

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Croke Park is ready for some football!

The final preparation are being made in Croke Park for this weekend’s season opener between Penn State and UCF in Dublin. With both teams arriving in Dublin today, the stage is set for over 40,000 fans to enjoy the second NCAA Division 1 college football game in two years after Notre Dame took on Navy in the Aviva Stadium in …

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AFC East 2014 Preview

Can anyone topple Tom terrific, we find out in our AFC East 2014 Preview We kick off our preseason division-by-division previews with the AFC East. This division has been owned by the New England Patriots ever since Tom Brady came in for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2002. Have any of the other three teams done enough in the offseason …

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IAFA 2014 Season Review

IAFA 2014 Season Review: Another year of American Football in Ireland has drawn to a close. A record 19 teams took part in competitive contact football this term that will help set the standard and continued growth of the sport. Due to the increase of new teams, the IAFA set up a new league structure, consisting of three tiers of …

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AFC North 2014 Preview

We ask can Dalton and Green lead the Bengals to glory in our AFC North 2014 Preview The AFC North been one of the most competitive divisions in football in recent years, with the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals all regularly competing for postseason slots. Last year the 11-win Cincinnati Bengals created some comfort room between themselves and the rest of …

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2014 Fantasy Sleepers

Could Geno be one of the best 2014 Fantasy Sleepers? Everyone knows that the draft is one of the most important parts of your fantasy football season, as it shapes your entire team for the season. However, it is those late round selections or waiver wire pickups that can really make the difference and help you to win your league. …

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Eric Dickerson in Dublin for GIFT 2014 Game

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson will join fellow NFL veteran Kyle Brady for the pregame coin toss before the Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT) in Dublin on Friday, August 29. Pennsylvania high school American football rivals the Cedar Cliff Colts and Penn Manor Comets will open their new season at the University College Dublin UCD Bowl …

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Fantasy Draft Preview 2014

Over the next couple of weeks, NFL Ireland will cast an eye over an event that will affect the next 5 months of so many lives around the world. Of course, I’m talking about the fantasy football draft. Some of us bury ourselves in statistics and rankings in the weeks before the draft, some turn up on the day hoping …

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Don’t Discount the Dolphins

Tannehill reacts to the news that he will have 5 new offensive linemen in 2014 From 1970-2002, the Miami Dolphins were one of the most consistent and popular teams in the NFL. Over that stretch the Dolphins had a just two losing seasons. Legendary head coach Don Shula led the team to four Superbowl appearances, winning in 1972 and 1973. …

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AFC South 2014 Preview

Can Luck and the Colts reach the promised land? We find out in our AFC South 2014 Preview   Houston Texans You’ve just finished the 2013 season with a 14-game losing streak. Your head coach is gone and you replace him with a steady Bill Belichick disciple. You take a once-in-a-generation athlete with the no.1 overall pick in the 2014 …

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NFL Schedule Wallpapers 2014

User dbeat over on r/nfl has created the ultimate NFL schedule wallpapers for the 2014 season. He has iPhone, Android, and Desktop versions available. They all look fantastic. Check out his post here: http://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/2f6vgl/ladies_and_gents_the_2014_team_season_schedules/ and his website here: http://www.nflbackgrounds.com/ Or check out your team’s wallpaper below: Atlanta Falcons 2014 Schedule Wallpapers Arizona Cardinals 2014 Schedule Wallpapers Baltimore Ravens 2014 Schedule Wallpapers Buffalo …

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Irish man Patrick Murray makes Buccaneers’ Roster

Patrick Murray, who’s father Aidan moved over from Monaghan 20 years ago, has made the Tampa Bay Buccaneers final 53 man roster after the Bucs cut the 6 year veteran Connor Barth. Honored to be able to kick for the @TBBuccaneers and be a part of the best organization in football! Get ready for a special year Tampa! — Pat …

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Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7

We continue our Fantasy Draft Guide 2014 Rounds 4-7 Round 4 Round 4 is going to see many running backs and receivers going off the board, but Andrew Luck or Julius Thomas are also being taken here in NFL.com fantasy drafts. Luck continues to improve and gives you a high end QB1 with big upside for a lower price tag …

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AFC West 2014 Preview

Can Peyton keep Kansas and San Diego at bay? We find out in our AFC West 2014 Preview Last season the AFC West provided three playoff teams, with the Chiefs, Broncos and Chargers all making it past Christmas. Will Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos reign again in the west, or will last year’s improvement from San Diego and Kansas City carry over …

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AFC East 2014 Preview

Can anyone topple Tom terrific, we find out in our AFC East 2014 Preview We kick off our preseason division-by-division previews with the AFC East. This division has been owned by the New England Patriots ever since Tom Brady came in for an injured Drew Bledsoe in 2002. Have any of the other three teams done enough in the offseason …

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AFC North 2014 Preview

We ask can Dalton and Green lead the Bengals to glory in our AFC North 2014 Preview The AFC North been one of the most competitive divisions in football in recent years, with the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals all regularly competing for postseason slots. Last year the 11-win Cincinnati Bengals created some comfort room between themselves and the rest of …

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2014 Fantasy Sleepers

Could Geno be one of the best 2014 Fantasy Sleepers? Everyone knows that the draft is one of the most important parts of your fantasy football season, as it shapes your entire team for the season. However, it is those late round selections or waiver wire pickups that can really make the difference and help you to win your league. …

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Fantasy Draft Preview 2014

Over the next couple of weeks, NFL Ireland will cast an eye over an event that will affect the next 5 months of so many lives around the world. Of course, I’m talking about the fantasy football draft. Some of us bury ourselves in statistics and rankings in the weeks before the draft, some turn up on the day hoping …

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Don’t Discount the Dolphins

Tannehill reacts to the news that he will have 5 new offensive linemen in 2014 From 1970-2002, the Miami Dolphins were one of the most consistent and popular teams in the NFL. Over that stretch the Dolphins had a just two losing seasons. Legendary head coach Don Shula led the team to four Superbowl appearances, winning in 1972 and 1973. …

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Shamrock Bowl XXVIII Final Match Report

Shamrock Bowl Final: Trinity College Dublin 0 – Belfast Trojans 7   The coveted Waterford Crystal Bowl made its way back to Belfast as the Trojans overcame a tough and spirited Trinity College side, as the defending champions grinded out a 7-0 win in front of 1,500 fans in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin this Sunday. The Trojans were aiming to clinch …

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The Sleeping Steelers

Big Ben and the Sleeping Steelers could be a giant in 2014. Following two 8-8 seasons the suggestion could be made that the Pittsburgh Steelers are quite an ordinary football team.  Perhaps they have been blinded by a feeling of content; after all, they have won the Super Bowl more times in the last ten years (2) than 20 teams in the …

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NFL Hall of Fame Game 2014

Hall of Famer Michael Strahan ‘Stomps it out’ before the 2014 Hall of Fame game. New York Giants v Buffalo Bills Fawcett Stadium, Canton, Ohio August 3rd 2014 The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills kicked off the 2014 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game. In front of a packed house of 22,000 football fans in Canton, Ohio, …

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John Stewart on Ray Rice & the NFL

Rice is set to miss the opening 2 games of the 2014 season On Valentines Day this year Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens punched his Fiancé (now wife) and knocked her out at a casino in Atlantic City. Here is the video released by TMZ of Rice dragging his unconscious wife to be from an elevator. Unfortunately your browser …

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Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview

  Clemson Tigers v Georgia Bulldogs Game Preview Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia 5.30pm GMT August 30th (ESPN) Heading into the 2014 season with a new quarterback under center has to be a scary thought for Mark Richt and the #12 ranked Georgia Bulldogs after watching Aaron Murray break records during his time there. However, the Bulldogs have enough pieces returning on both sides of the ball …

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Ohio State v Navy Game Preview

Ohio State v Navy Game Preview M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore 5pm GMT August 30th 2014 (CBS Network) Having won 24 straight games under Urban Meyer before two consecutive losses to finish the 2013 season, v Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship Game and v Clemson in the Orange Bowl, the #5 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes knew one thing was for certain: they were …

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Croke Park is ready for some football!

The final preparation are being made in Croke Park for this weekend’s season opener between Penn State and UCF in Dublin. With both teams arriving in Dublin today, the stage is set for over 40,000 fans to enjoy the second NCAA Division 1 college football game in two years after Notre Dame took on Navy in the Aviva Stadium in …

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Eric Dickerson in Dublin for GIFT 2014 Game

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson will join fellow NFL veteran Kyle Brady for the pregame coin toss before the Global Ireland Football Tournament (GIFT) in Dublin on Friday, August 29. Pennsylvania high school American football rivals the Cedar Cliff Colts and Penn Manor Comets will open their new season at the University College Dublin UCD Bowl …

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Notre Dame head into National Championship as underdogs

Football fans won’t expect much sleep this weekend, after two days of NFL playoffs, Tuesday morning at 01.30am will see Notre Dame playing for their first national championship since 1988 against reigning champions Alabama. In a season that started with the Fighting Irish thumping Navy 50-10 in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Notre Dame finished the regular season undefeated and …

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Irish punter still has NFL dreams

Irish born University of Colorado punter Darragh O’Neill, who we previously featured, still has his sights set on entering the NFL.

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Notre Dame win in triple overtime

Third ranked Notre Dame moved to 9-0 with a controversial win over the University of Pittsburgh in South Bend, Indiana.

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Notre Dame 41 – 3 Miami Hurricanes

Notre Dame are now 5-0 after demolishing the 4-1 Miami Hurricanes in Soldier Field Chicago. This season is the Irish’s best start since 2002 when they went the first eight unbeaten.

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Le’Veon Bell hurdles Indiana defender

Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell hurdled a defender for the second time this year, this time against Indiana.

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IAFA 2014 Season Review

IAFA 2014 Season Review: Another year of American Football in Ireland has drawn to a close. A record 19 teams took part in competitive contact football this term that will help set the standard and continued growth of the sport. Due to the increase of new teams, the IAFA set up a new league structure, consisting of three tiers of …

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Shamrock Bowl XXVIII Final Match Report

Shamrock Bowl Final: Trinity College Dublin 0 – Belfast Trojans 7   The coveted Waterford Crystal Bowl made its way back to Belfast as the Trojans overcame a tough and spirited Trinity College side, as the defending champions grinded out a 7-0 win in front of 1,500 fans in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin this Sunday. The Trojans were aiming to clinch …

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Shamrock Bowl XXVIII Preview

Shamrock Bowl Final Preview: The biggest game in Irish American Football is nearly upon us. This Sunday, two of the countries best teams will compete for the Shamrock Bowl at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin to be crowned the 2014 National Champions. Who will prevail? The reigning and defending Champions, The Belfast Trojans will be heading to Dublin to take on Trinity …

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Shamrock Bowl Breakdown Part 4: Dublin Rebels

7 time champions, Dublin Rebels in action against the Craigavon Cowboys. Photo by Media 401 Productions The Breakdown series has reached the last chapter of the semi final previews, but it is by no means the least. The fourth and final team competing for the Shamrock Bowl this year is none other, than the Dublin Rebels. As the most dominant …

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Shamrock Bowl Breakdown Part 3: Trinity College Dublin

Rob McDowell & Dan Finnamore in action in Santry this season. Photo by Charisse Mae Ducao With the first semi final preview done and dusted, we move swiftly  on to the remaining two teams, beginning with the undefeated, Trinity College Dublin. TCD have had a terrific year, winning each of their 8 games and putting up some impressive scores on offence. They have …

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Shamrock Bowl Breakdown Part 2: University of Limerick Vikings

QB Glenn Carr in action against the West Dublin Rhinos. Photo by Dexter O’Thuithear The second part (see part 1 here) of the Shamrock Bowl Breakdown series looks at the historic and talented, University of Limerick Vikings. The Vikings booked their place in the semi-finals with a hard fought 20-6 victory against a tough as nails, West Dublin Rhinos side. The …

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Shamrock Bowl Breakdown Part 1: The Belfast Trojans

Neil Montgomery fights his way through the Rhinos defence. (Cover Photo by Dave Bradshaw Photography) Once again we reach the pinnacle stages of the Irish footballing calendar, where four teams will battle it out to cement their place in the biggest game of the year; The Shamrock Bowl. This four part series will look at the teams vying for a …

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Top 5 ‘Big Man with the Ball’ Moments

Mavericks Nose Tackle, Shane McNulty, Rumbled for a 93 Yard Score on Sunday. Photo Dundalk Mavericks Facebook On Sunday the 15th of June in the Irish American Football League 3rd Tier, IAFL2, the Dundalk Mavericks faced off against the Galway Warriors. The Mavericks triumphed 27-0 as they continued an impressive debut campaign. Playing football in Ireland truly feels like partaking …

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Defence wins Championships

Trojans Defence fighting their way to 3rd Successive Shamrock Bowl – Cover photo by Dave Bradshaw Photography As the saying goes, ‘Defence wins Championships’ and there is no shortage of people who would agree with such a statement. Great teams are built on a productive offence and a solid defence; with these two ingredients coming together, you have the makings …

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IAFA Schedule 18th of May 2014

Shamrock Bowl Conference Dublin Rebels @ Criagavon Cowboys 2pm, Chambers Park, Portadown, Co. Armagh, NI North Kildare Reapers @ Waterford Wolves 2pm, Waterford RSC, Waterford, Co. Waterford  IAFL1 Cork Admirals @ Drogheda Lightning St. Olivers Community School, Drogheda, Co. Louth IAFL2 South Kildare Soldiers @ Galway Warriors 2pm, GMIT, Galway  

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IAFL Fixtures Sunday 12th May

2013 Shamrock Bowl Conference Fixtures – Week 11 Craigavon Cowboys @ West Dublin Rhinos – Castleknock College – Kick Off 2pm Dublin Rebels @ Belfast Trojans – Shorts S&R Club – Kick Off 2pm 2013 IAFL-1 Fixtures – Week 7 North Kildare Reapers @ Dublin Dragons – Garda RFC, Westsmanstown – Kick Off 2pm

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IAFL 2013 Week 6 Fixtures

The weather is finally clearing up so we should see the full set of four fixtures going ahead in the Shamrock Bowl Conference.

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IAFL 2013 Week 4 Fixtures

All four pitches have been declared unplayable this weekend so all games have been postponed unfortunately.

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IAFL 2013 Week 3 Fixtures

With the IAFL Shamrock Bowl Conference well under way, the IAFL-1 kicks off this week with a number of new teams making their IAFL debut.

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