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“The Series Will Bring American Football To A New Level In Ireland”

The organizers of the 2020 Aer Lingus College Football Classic have expressed their excitement over the event, and stated that the opportunity of having American football back at the Aviva was an opportunity “too big to lose.” At the launch of the series at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday morning, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar revealed that the first game will be Notre …

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Remember The Name – UCF Linebacker Shaquem Griffin Awarded MVP In College Bowl Game

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 01: Shaquem Griffin #18 of the UCF Knights celebrates after sacking Jarrett Stidham #8 of the Auburn Tigers (not pictured) in the third quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The University of Central Florida Knights claimed the Peach Bowl in Atlanta yesterday after a 34-27 win over the Auburn Tigers. UCF, who played in Dublin at the Croke Park Classic in 2014 which infamously shoved the All-Ireland semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick, capped off a remarkable year in which they completed the college’s …

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Watch: Peyton Manning Was Singing In A Dublin Pub Last Night

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning will go down as one of the greatest quarter-backs to ever grace an American football field. While his younger brother may have beaten him to gain a second Super Bowl ring, he eventually achieved the accolade with the Denver Broncos. In the process, he became the first starting quarter-back to win the Super Bowl with two different franchises. Following …

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Three Irish-Americans Who Might Catch Martin O’Neill’s Eye As The MLS Gets Underway

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - MARCH 06: Thomas McNamara #15 of the New York City FC celebrates a first half goal against the Chicago Fire with Ronald Matarrita #22 and Tony Taylor #99 at Toyota Park on March 6, 2016 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The New York City FC defeated the Fire 4-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The MLS season kicked off over the weekend minus Ireland and LA Galaxy legend Robbie Keane. Kevin Doyle and Chris McCann were flying the flag for Ireland following Keane’s hugely prolific spell in America. Aside from Ireland-born players in the league, there are some Irish-Americans who may hope to force their way into Martin O’Neill’s plans. Although there are a …

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A Football XI For Each Continent: South America & Europe

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Cristiano Ronaldo (R) of Real Madrid CF controls the ball next to Andres Iniesta (L) of FC Barcelona during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou stadium on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

With UEFA’s Team of the Year just announced, we look at what the lineups of a continental championship may look like. In part one of this series we looked at XIs made up of players from North America, Asia/Australia and Africa. Now we turn our attentions to South America and Europe. Many ’80s and ’90s kids may remember the all-continental XIs …

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Ex-Sale Sharks Player To Sue Club Over Concussion

SALFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Cillian Willis (C) of Sale in action during the LV= Cup Semi Final match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at the Salford City Stadium on March 10, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

Former Sale Sharks scrum-half Cillian Willis is planning to sue his old club for clinical negligence regarding his on-going concussion issues, according to reports. The Telegraph states that Willis – who had to retire at the age of 28 due to his concussion-related injuries – claims he was told by Sale medical staff after a high tackle in an LV= …

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USA Sevens Select Superbowl Winner For Olympic Squad

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 and Nate Ebner #43 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The USA men’s sevens Rio Olympics squad has as of today been announced with Superbowl winner and New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner among the list of selected squad members. Ebner was granted a leave of absence from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in order to pursue his childhood sport having represented USA sevens at the age of seventeen, the …

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Audio: A Preview Of Euro 2016 Ahead Of Friday’s Kick-Off

NICE, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 05: A view of the outside at Allianz Riviera Stadium on February 5, 2016 in Nice, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Bonjour! Today on the Coshcast we have a conversation about les Euros – the tournament, not the currency – including a semi-informed preview of just about everything. Elsewhere, there are transfers to discuss, as İlkay Gundogan’s gone to Manchester City, Zlatan Ibrahimovic readies himself to join the Axis of Evil and Arsenal trigger Jamie Vardy’s release clause. Finally, in a world …

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Breaking Through In The Land Of Ice and Snow: Icelandic Rugby On The Rise

One when thinks of Iceland, one might conjure up images of beautiful scenery, of volcanoes bursting through these landscapes, with the accompanying soundtrack of wonderful music that the nation produces, but one rarely associates it with rugby. However, interest in rugby is increasing across one of Europe’s most sparsely populated countries. Kristinn Thor Sigurjonsson, President of Rugby Iceland, the country’s …

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Concussion: The Growing Headaches In Rugby Union

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Jamie Cudmore (R) of Clermont leaves the field early in the first half due to concussion during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and RC Toulon at Twickenham Stadium on May 2, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rugby has a big problem and it’s causing a serious headache for unions around the world. Over the last number of years the issue of concussion has become more and more prevalent. Five years ago the notion of concussion was just background noise, just another risk, something to shake off. Protocols in the game were certainly not as focused or …

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Video: The NFL Player Who Has Exchanged With Aidan O’Shea Is A Serious Footballer

The Toughest Trade is quickly becoming one of our favourite programmes on television. This season, Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea is crossing the pond to try his hand at American Football. Meanwhile, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Roberto Wallace has come the opposite direction, and will line out for Breaffy in a challenge game this weekend. While there are many transferable skills for …

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