It's a big sports weekend coming up between the Guinness Six Nations rugby championship and the Super Bowl, and that means a need for snacks! Don't worry, we've got you covered. 

The Six Nations Championship kicks off on Friday and Ireland will play England in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 2 at 16.45. The biggest event in the American sporting calendar takes place on Sunday night as the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots battle it out for the Lombardi trophy at the American football Super Bowl LIII. Definitely, it will be a busy weekend for sports fans!

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If you're planning to watch any of the matches at home rather than venturing to the pub (who'd want to go out in this weather?), then why not whip up some of our favourite game day recipes so that Ireland's rugby team won't be the only legends in your friends' eyes! 

They're all crowd-pleasers, easily shared and will even show off your culinary skills. 

Chicken Wings with Honey Glaze

Is there a match more perfect than chicken wings and sport? We don't think so. This recipe from Saba is finger-lickin' good, with a sweet and spicy glaze that we can't get enough of! The National Chicken Council of America has reported that our friends across the pond will enjoy a whopping 1.38 billion wings during Super Bowl LII weekend, so it's clear that wings are necessary to enjoy the match. Get the recipe here.

Coconut Curried Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Samosas

Samosas are handheld pastries packed full of deliciousness. This recipe from Louise Lennox combines potatoes, chickpeas and spinach with Indian-inspired curry flavors, resulting in a moreish and savory dish. Get the recipe here.

Spicy Lime Chicken in Lettuce Cups

Think of these lettuce cups as tacos without the carbs, which saves you extra room for more of these game day treats, plus the lettuce adds a great freshness to the spice of the chicken. The best part about this dish is that you can just lay out all the components and let your guests assemble their own lettuce cups to their specification, saving you a bit of work! Get the recipe here.

Spicy Bean Tacos 

These veggie tacos are an ideal game day snack as they're so easy to eat with your hands (so you can keep your eyes on the match!). While we love this recipe as is, if you've no vegetarians in your house, try adding some chorizo to the mix – it goes so well with the mushrooms! Get the recipe here.

Maple Bacon Popcorn

Popcorn is the ultimate snack for when you're watching TV. There's no better way to give this treat a flavor boost than to add bacon. This maple bacon popcorn creates the perfect combination of sweet and salty, making it the perfect crowd-pleaser. Find the recipe here.

Doughnut Holes with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

What's a party without dessert? These doughnut holes are small enough to make sure that you don't feel as though you've overindulged during the match, but sweet enough to ensure that you're satisfied after all the savory fare. Click here for the recipe.

What will you be making for this sporting weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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