Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Did the Banana Boat go through Foxford?

In the days before last year’s football final, an extraordinary thing happened that would change the Examiner forever — the great Knowledgable Noel got it wrong.

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LARRY RYAN: Why does every international break prompt morose introspection?

We may have to accept that it is baked into our DNA as football people to worry and grumble about our DNA as football people following every international break.

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LARRY RYAN: Detecting hope and fear on Deadline Day

The transfer window reminds us of the ultimate futility of many of our hopes and dreams, writes Larry Ryan. 

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LARRY RYAN: Excesses of modern football pulling on the fans’ elastic

It is back. But we should pause to consider those we have lost. The latest defectors. Those who have seen enough. Who have, as they will tell you often, “lost interest now”.

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LARRY RYAN: Swimming against the tide in new gene pool

Larry Ryan takes a look into his crystal ball...

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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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