John Riordan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

Gareth McGlynn in action for Derry City in 2011.

JOHN RIORDAN: Stepping back but hoping for a brighter future

It was a good weekend for Irish soccer in New York.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Delving into a transatlantic conundrum

The newly-arrived Irish J1 students have been a sight to behold in Queens and the Bronx over the last few days.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Memorial day and a trip to the ball game

If you ever want your Americana laid on extra thick, try to catch a baseball game on America’s annual Memorial Day, the last Monday in May and the starting gun of summer.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Paying more than lip service to Louisville

A bit of travel advice here for the US sports fans among you: Louisville, Kentucky.

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JOHN RIORDAN: A stain on the Tom Brady legacy

In among the rubble and whirlwind of hot and bothered sports talk radio that blitzed through Monday evening’s rush hour, one bit of perspective on the heavy sanctioning of Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady rang true.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Steph Curry adds a true quality to Warrior spirit

For a while there, it seemed like the NBA player of the year vote deciding the regular season’s Most Valuable Player would devolve into an alphabet soup of stats, highlights and what “valuable” really even means.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Mayweather-Pacquiao payday a reminder of what might have been

“You a fight fan?” the owner of my laundromat asked as he leaned back against a washing machine, his arm awkwardly stretched back over the whirring of a spin cycle.

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JOHN RIORDAN: Thorny US-Canada relations freeze once again as the icemen cometh

The US-Canada dynamic is an enjoyable experience for a bystander, a comically fraught relationship with both sides playing up to their respective national caricatures.

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