Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: In a world of grey, Tim Smyczek’s act of sportsmanship stands out

Take it again. Tim Smyczek’s simple act of sportsmanship in his Australian Open match with Rafa Nadal won’t endure in sporting folklore, says Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Telly enthusiast, Jim Trolly, slams new TV soap Red Rock

One of the country’s most controversial retired television watchers has slammed the launch of TV3’s new Garda soap Red Rock, warning that viewers are becoming indentured slaves to the medium, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: La La Land intrigue as Stevie ready to set sail

For many years, England worried about squeezing Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard into the same midfield. Now America frets about getting them into the same league, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Ally Pally cries out for a hero

Two years ago, during my annual check of the bunker, I earmarked the giants of the oche as the men to lead us when armageddon eventually arrives.

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Gary Lewin on a stretcher after breaking his ankle while celebrating England's equaliser against Italy during the World Cup.

LARRY RYAN: The freakiest injuries of the sporting year

Turn away now if you are of a squeamish disposition — or suffer from DTS (dicky tummy syndrome).

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LARRY RYAN: The gamechangers: Who made a difference this year?q

Stephen O’Keeffe: Shane Curran had to release a book to fully explain the form of madness that followed him into goal-keeping.

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LARRY RYAN: Katie Taylor rules world of her own making

"What a load of tripe."

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LARRY RYAN: All faith lost as football about profits, not prophets

Earn A Million During Breakfast Every Day.

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LARRY RYAN: Stuff your sorries in a sack

The time has come for this page to lead an investigation. To blow a lid off. The problem had grown too insidious. The gains too insane.

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LARRY RYAN: Delaney running for cover after bum note

Our appetite for sporting controvassy might not yet rival our friends across the water. But when the opportunity arises, we tend to give it 100%.

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LARRY RYAN: No sign of hyperbole stocks depleting here

The best 40 minutes rugby we have seen in years upon years

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LARRY RYAN: Managers happy to go along with sideshows

A week is a long time in distraction.

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LARRY RYAN: Cynicism still rules

With each passing year, Jerry Maguire’s words ring truer.

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LARRY RYAN: The myth of management

Last month, Pádraig Harrington told us, on the back of Europe’s Ryder Cup win, that Paul McGinley could do a job managing in the Premier League.

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LARRY RYAN: Throwing the book at autobiographies

57 channels and nothin’ on. Unfair on the authors but that’s how it feels when you’re promised two autobiographies from current Everton footballers in the same week. On top of all the others.

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