Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Gaelic football now a riot of rancour

This week a bunch of hopefuls returned from the Scottish highlands where they’d spent a year building a self-sufficient community away from the outside world, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: You can bet on one thing...

Tactically astute, the bookies were able to lure the punters into dangerous areas and dispossess them at will. But the indefatigable underdogs never knew when they were beaten, never knew when to stop, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: The men making miracles happen

What will become of us now, The People Who Couldn’t Enjoy It? The people who almost wanted the flag to go up on Sergi Roberto, but who knew that it was never more certain that a flag would stay down, asks Larry Ryan

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LARRY RYAN: County ices the club cake

There appears to be a furious agitation brewing in the GAA. A sense, as county imperils club, and players square up to administrators, and football threatens hurling, that we may be on the cusp of a great apocalypse.

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LARRY RYAN: Reality bites for Claudio Ranieri and roly poly goalie

It was an indigestible week in English football. A man was sacked for eating a pie. And another went after slapping a ban on chicken burgers.

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LARRY RYAN: Isolated Wenger left to carry can

To borrow a famous line from a GAA match report printed in this paper, Bayern Munich appear to have driven the final nail in Arsene Wenger’s coffin of hope, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Arsenal Fan TV - When the man on the street talks back

None of the pundits planned on letting the man on the street talk back, at least not without the stabilisers of the phone-in environment, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Rugby Country sees small picture

Yes, there are a few stragglers still out there begrudging, but it is time to give rugby its due.

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LARRY RYAN: Premier League management about fine margins. Just ask Jose ...

Alex Ferguson emerged from the shadows this week to praise the “great job” Jose Mourinho has been doing during plucky Manchester United’s startling rise to the final of the EFL Cup and the heady heights of sixth in the Premier League.

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LARRY RYAN: Future-proofing GAA club morale

Black Mirror, the lost county championship episode...

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LARRY RYAN: Tiger Woods unmasked by his friends

Rory McIlroy couldn’t live the life Tiger Woods leads, we heard this week.

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