Neil O’Donoghue was a teenager from Clondalkin working a part-time job and playing for Shamrock Rovers in the early ’70s when the offer of a soccer scholarship from a small college in Georgia took him to the US for a year.

Within another couple of years and after a pretty amazing turn of events, he was an All-American kicker being drafted by OJ Simpson’s Buffalo Bills. That was the start of a career that spanned a decade in the NFL, and one in which Neil’s brightest moment came for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a clutch game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the two teams lining out in the Super Bowl this Sunday. We chat to Neil on today’s show.

Plus there’s an avalanche of red cards in the Premier League, David Luiz’s innocent knee, the GAA’s Vigilance Committee and My Name Is Ken.

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