Eimear Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

EIMEAR RYAN: Is it time to name a landmark after legend Rena Buckley?

THE couple standing in front of me both wore red coats against the blustery evening. No accident, I’m sure; even their terrier sported a red and white collar. 

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EIMEAR RYAN: Hoping a stellar season ends on a high

It was a moment made for A Season of Sundays. After Cork got over the line against Galway in the All-Ireland camogie semi-final, a heartbroken Aoife Donohue knelt crumpled on the pitch.

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EIMEAR RYAN: No matter who wins, I’ll be beaming

The fact that Waterford have tucked away 11 goals this season, while Galway have only scored two, should demonstrate that their sweeper is anything but a negative tactic, writes Eimear Ryan.

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EIMEAR RYAN: Play the man, not the helmet

This year will surely go down in hurling lore as the Year of the Helmet. In an All-Ireland series marked by contentious helmet incidents, Austin Gleeson last weekend saw fit to give us one more: right in front of a linesman and right in front of a camera, arguably the most clear-cut incident yet.

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EIMEAR RYAN: Destiny calls but Joe Canning could do without history lessons

For now, Galway’s dance card is blank. Their holding off of Tipp last weekend demonstrated a steeliness and resolve that bodes well for their All-Ireland hopes. 

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EIMEAR RYAN: Galway haven’t surveyed a landscape like this in some time

One of the more delightful pageants of Irish broadcasting is the Monday hurling draw on Morning Ireland, writes Eimear Ryan.

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