Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Falling into the generation gap

You are always sent a sign. Mind the generation gap. And I’ve had two recently, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Putting a price on hopes and dreams

Eamon Dunphy loved pre-season. Arriving back at the club to see the pitch with no goalposts and no lines drawn. A clean slate.

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LARRY RYAN: Dignified John Giles an antidote to almost everything

Giles, a lovely gentle film by Loosehorse, retraced the route through a football life of our greatest football man, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Conspóid can make Super 8 great

Refusing to fulfil media obligations to the week’s sport.

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LARRY RYAN: Trust in the tanking process

Trust the process. It’s part of the default lingo every gaffer in sport has their players recite.

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LARRY RYAN: The enduring mystery of the hype game

Larry Ryan is taking an irreversible decision to walk out on the week’s sport.

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LARRY RYAN: The one law that truly counts

As the traditional confusion around GAA discipline melts into outright bafflement, there was at least a welcome restatement of first principles by Down’s Caolan Mooney following last Sunday’s win over Armagh, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: GAA players put through the rumour mill

If ‘controvassy’ is the lifeblood of the Premier League, the GAA has long gorged on rumour and hearsay, writes Larry Ryan.

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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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