LARRY RYAN: What is Roy Keane fighting for these days?

If you remember, it was Muhammad Ali started it, not Mick McCarthy or Ian Evans or even Tom Humphries’ interview.

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LARRY RYAN: Playing her invisibility card

By now it’s among the reliable All-Ireland final traditions that somehow never die. Camogie’s answer to Up for the Match — the annual audit of how things stand with coverage of women’s sport.

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LARRY RYAN: Tipping the meh into Irish pride

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference — since Malcolm Gladwell’s seminal book was published in 2000, we have watched for and puzzled over those pivotal moments. Mysterious thresholds when products or messages or behaviours ‘go viral’. When ideas catch on.

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LARRY RYAN: John Kiely takes on the hype at its own game

It is an audacious switcharoo that John Kiely has attempted. In an experiment rarely attempted in these fraught circumstances, the Limerick boss has turned all known precedent on its head, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: The battle for lost Premier League souls

This week was all about Éamonn Fitzmaurice, a man of considerable dignity and wisdom, pointing out some uncomfortable truths about the way we support the games we love.

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LARRY RYAN: Sport’s tussle to control the narrative

Are we now the best little country in the world at rejecting a narrative? Bursting bubbles might be the true people’s game.

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LARRY RYAN: Eamon Dunphy was never imprisoned by facts

Japan’s meeting with Russia at the 2002 World Cup produced one of Eamon Dunphy’s most famous RTÉ moments.

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LARRY RYAN: Gaelic football still the game they love to hate

The solution, for long-suffering devotees of Gaelic football, was staring us in the face all these years. Or rather it was turning its back on us.

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LARRY RYAN: Finding ways to cope when football comes home

It was an age of innocence that seems a long time ago now; those perfect summer days when we could take a moment every few hours to ask ourselves whether or not this has been a great World Cup, maybe even the greatest World Cup.

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LARRY RYAN: Football powers look past the data

Just four years after software giants SAP won the World Cup, the consultants have gone quiet. 

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LARRY RYAN: VAR is working, just don’t give anyone the credit

If Donald Trump is said to fear walking down steps, my phobia was ‘going upstairs’.

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