Good end to a footballing year

Warren Feeney gave Northern Ireland decent draw in a friendly against a very handy Portuguese team. In rugby Ulsterman Andrew Trimble has been picked for Ireland’s face off against the Australians. Otherwise the team remains the same as the one trounced by New Zealand last Saturday.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty