Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: A little bit of history repeated

Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was.

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LARRY RYAN: Roy’s spin in the hot-seat

We all like to find a little of ourselves in Roy Keane. And there it was.

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LARRY RYAN: A piece of Cake in Cats

Wednesday. The cartoonist rings. Drinan. Good, isn’t he? "What’s it about this week? I’ve to draw it today. Heading off."

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LARRY RYAN: Drama leaves you blue in the face

Out of bed at seven.

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LARRY RYAN: When you are out of ideas, turn to honest John

Chips and chocolate, for some of us at least, still hold most of the answers.

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LARRY RYAN: Croker’s gain is Tbilisi’s loss

"Let’s have some new clichés," film producer Samuel Goldwyn once demanded.

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LARRY RYAN: Learning to play in the moment

Until this week, managers, in various codes, would demand to be judged on their records, or their signings, or perhaps, in recent times, how "the group" was getting on with their philosophy.

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LARRY RYAN: Those truly ‘up for it’ will have final edge

It is one of the great inconveniences hindering daily newspapers; the inability to postpone our All-Ireland final verdicts until Up For The Match is over.

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LARRY RYAN: Mapping changing tides of war proves tricky business

"A declaration of war," Brolly called it.

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IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper: The organisation is to rebrand itself as World Rugby,

LARRY RYAN: Another giant step for rugby kind

The hurler and footballer and soccer player on the ditch is a great fella for tradition. This can be a nuisance for brave, forward-looking men like Páraic Duffy and Pete Winkelman.

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LARRY RYAN: Footy without the fan fare

There was a timely boost for the Premier League, this week, when it was estimated that at a typical Arsenal home game, more than 6,000 people with tickets don’t show up at all.

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LARRY RYAN: Danger in allowing athletes to just talk

In October 1983, as she sat down to write her 301st column for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Diane Shah had a dream.

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Usain Bolt reacts to the camera after his 4x100m relay heat during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire.

LARRY RYAN: Bolt the latest to fall foul of manufactured ‘controvassy’

"It’s been years since the Super Bowl felt as significant as the draft."

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LARRY RYAN: Small print leads to big problems

As Premier League transfer activity intensifies, armies of sports lawyers are poised for an orgy of t-crossing and i-dotting on complicated contracts.

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Louis Van Gaal and Brian Robson

LARRY RYAN: The spirit of St Louis: Basking in the cult of LVG

Compared to Louis van Gaal’s honeymoon, Kimye’s went unheralded.

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