Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Cork-Tipperary legend won’t survive many days like this

The day hadn’t decided yet. In Cork, optimism leaked through the curtains early. On Twitter, Jerry Buttimer used new Senate powers to annoint Tipp-Cork the start of summer.

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LARRY RYAN: Beware a Cork display of modesty

I can trace, to the hour, when it became evident that the current Cork crisis would cut very deep. But we’ll come back to that.

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LARRY RYAN: The need to strip football of bantz

“He has something really big going on now,” Quinny warned us, as Big Sam gyrated provocatively across the Stadium of Light pitch, yanking off his jacket and threatening, for a terrifying moment, a celebratory full monty.

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LARRY RYAN: Only Hollywood can do this Leicester story justice

Maybe we’ll have to wait for the movie.

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LARRY RYAN: GPA making an example of the GAA

As the celebrities of the world stampede one way in cowardly dereliction of responsibility, the county men march heroically against them, their hands up for duty.

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LARRY RYAN: Trampling on the grassroots - How far should elite sport encroach on clubs?

A trip round the primary school circuit lately, to see would anyone take the twins, pulled my handbrake on a Dunphian u-turn.

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LARRY RYAN: Poetry in motion - the Patsy Dorgan Interview

Legendary Cork Hibernians centre-half Patsy Dorgan was recently inducted into the All-Ireland Hall Of Fame at a reunion event in Cork attended by many of his former Hibs teammates. Now 80 and living in Trinidad, from where he has published three books of poetry, one of Cork’s most beloved sporting sons shared memories of a graceful life, on and off the field.

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LARRY RYAN: Anything is possible for football’s true believers

Patsy Dorgan, the most elegant of League of Ireland centre-halves, explained, for an upcoming feature, how The Dream came true for him.

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LARRY RYAN: Doping not a big big deal

Leicester got another lucky break during the week.

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LARRY RYAN: GAA needs room for manoeuvre

Not all of the GAA’s proudest traditions have proved robust. 

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LARRY RYAN: Goodbye to football men

It is not an uncommon scenario; the rugby man, with all his connections and influence, sending the football man, with his talents, away from the office disappointed.

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LARRY RYAN: Football fans made a hash of Twitter

Nostalgia is an awareness that we ruin everything. And so it is with Twitter, which will celebrate its 10th birthday on Monday, with everyone pining for the good old days of 2011 or 2012.

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LARRY RYAN: Maria Sharapova and the science of redemption

A GRIPPING week, when the high horse galloped neck and neck with the spinning machine.

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LARRY RYAN: Arsenal's bottle isn’t all about optics

Business opportunity. Even as football’s stats and analytics industries grow apace, there is nobody yet adequately measuring what we now know to be the most persuasive indicator of performance; seemingly insignificant gestures and habits.

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