Before the fall: Joe Paterno   watches as his Penn State Nittany Lions team play Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois in 2009, three years before his  sacking over allegations he helped cover up child sexual abuse allegations against his assistant coach.  Photograph:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A charter plane arrived in Dublin yesterday carrying 118 Penn State University gridiron players, just under 200 support staff, and one very trouble(...)

Some 20,000 American football fans are expected to travel from North America to Dublin this week to see Penn State play University of Central Florida in the “Croke Park Classic”. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

A first trip to Croke Park as a visiting player or fan is a daunting experience for most. With a capacity of 82,300, the Dublin stadium is one of Eur(...)

Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final was my first taste of Gaelic football, aside from a brief YouTube clip, and everything about it was perfect. Th(...)

With just over three weeks to the Croke Park Classic, an exciting programme of events around the American College football game between Penn State and the University of Central Florida was announced by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke and Croke Park Stadium Director Peter McKenna.

Croke Park are satisfied Penn State have sufficiently changed their protocols and ethos with regard to child welfare despite what Stadium Director Pe(...)

 Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky:  jailed for 30 to 60 years in prison for abusing 10 boys over 15 years.  Photograph:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Penn State university has settled the bulk of claims by child sex abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky in a major step to move beyond a scandal that has co(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh: Fianna Fáil Cllr Seán Martin told the monthly meeting of city councillors at City Hall that “a redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh could help attract the Rugby World Cup to Ireland”

Croke Park is to host an American football colleges fixture in the autumn of next year. Details are expected in the next few days of the meeting of Pe(...)