Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LARRY RYAN: Putting banter to bed

It seems to be official. ‘Banter is being phased out’, ran the headline on skysports.com this week.

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LARRY RYAN: More to life than having the ball

Things took an unusual turn, for a Liam Brady column, on the morning of Cardiff.

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LARRY RYAN: Pawns on Roy’s chess board

Keano’s superpower might have been football, but he discovered another along the way in his magnetism. And how a nation hangs on every word he utters, or is uttered about him, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Golf: a game that quickly calls in its debts

Not too long ago, Larry Ryan couldn't hold a club. But Ronan Collins, PGA Professional at Fota Island, knocked him into some kind of shape at Fota’s state-of-the-art Golf Academy. But is he dicing with danger?

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LARRY RYAN: Feeding Gaelic football’s controvassy monster

The first great GAA summer of controvassy — or conspóid, as we have decided it should be written, by rule — has finished up in the style to which we have rapidly become accustomed, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Thanks for the memories, Jimmy

Larry Ryan pays tribute to Jimmy Magee and remembers his best moments...

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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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