Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Blessed are the brand builders

With the Champions League revenue stream secured, there was still business to take care of for Liverpool this week.

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LARRY RYAN: Beware the storm when all’s fair down Tipperary way

In Tipp there is a kind of learned instinct that there is a price to be paid for moments of great jubilation and that somebody will be around to collect any minute, writes Larry Ryan

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LARRY RYAN: Fans making a case for the big switch

The pace of change has thrown up several factors that suggest we will yet need a referendum on the Fan Exit Strategy, the Fexit, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Now that Ronaldo’s a goal hanger, could the box player become box office again?

Maybe Ronaldo will start to let himself go now, like some of his under-appreciated contemporaries, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Solving snooker’s great riddle

Is snooker set up wrong?

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LARRY RYAN: Fuming gaffers go on fact-finding mission

Miraculously, it has arrived, the watershed to transform our media landscape. Every gaffer in Irish sport is turning into Rafa Benitez, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Ireland women’s team fighting for a brighter future

We can’t forget that the country that gave football to the world took football away from women, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Is truth worth waiting for?

It’s around 18 months — though it feels like yesterday — since psychologist Aoife McLoughlin published evidence technology is making life appear to slip by faster.

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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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