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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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KIND TO A FAULT: Jamie Heaslip  accepted  Pascal Pape's apology.

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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Gary Lewin on a stretcher after breaking his ankle while celebrating England's equaliser against Italy during the World Cup.

LARRY RYAN: The freakiest injuries of the sporting year

Turn away now if you are of a squeamish disposition — or suffer from DTS (dicky tummy syndrome).

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LARRY RYAN: The gamechangers: Who made a difference this year?q

Stephen O’Keeffe: Shane Curran had to release a book to fully explain the form of madness that followed him into goal-keeping.

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LARRY RYAN: Katie Taylor rules world of her own making

"What a load of tripe."

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LARRY RYAN: All faith lost as football about profits, not prophets

Earn A Million During Breakfast Every Day.

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LARRY RYAN: Stuff your sorries in a sack

The time has come for this page to lead an investigation. To blow a lid off. The problem had grown too insidious. The gains too insane.

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