Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Davy Kool-Aid needed now

If the Clare hurlers once turned their season round by convening to drink Davy Fitzgerald’s MiWadi, maybe the same trick will work with Kool-Aid.

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LARRY RYAN: ‘Evil’ Jose brings out the best in Gilesy

In the foreword of John Giles’s book The Great And The Good, Eamon Dunphy told us: “John is undemonstrative by nature. But his passion for the game is real and deeply felt.”

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LARRY RYAN: The art of revelling in the self

In a week when the Premier League more or less disgraced itself on the fields of Europe, we saw further impressive efforts in the one area where its managers continue to set high standards: goal celebrations.

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LARRY RYAN: Rugby Country takes on culture of its own

Something suspicious is happening. Very suspicious, says Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: The uplifting power of sport

CTRL-V. Will you? Won’t you? It is 11.20pm on a Monday night, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Window closes on the Deadline Day warriors

They can never again say I don’t make the big calls, says Larry Ryan.

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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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