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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LARRY RYAN: Remembering the missing amid World Cup gluttony

The lads from Sky, who landed on a mercy mission Thursday, reminded me why I’ll never go to a World Cup, writes Larry Ryan

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LARRY RYAN: Will Best League in the World turn out grand for Tipp?

A rare mea culpa. In pronouncing, before it started, the new Munster Hurling Championship the Best League in the World, it turns out, in hindsight, that I was grossly understating things. I was selling it short.

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LARRY RYAN: Sing it loud: You’re gonna beat the Irish

Some day, while suffering a demoralising runaround of the type France treated us to last Monday, Irish football may locate its inner George Costanza.

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LARRY RYAN: Zizou’s magic versus Klopp’s spell

Somehow, despite the great modern hunger for sequels and franchises, there hasn’t yet been a follow-up made to Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, the 2006 film that trained 17 cameras on its leading man for 90 minutes of a Real Madrid win over Villarreal.

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LARRY RYAN: Relishing the new normal in Munster rat race

Stand down Richard Scudamore and company, think again Paul Merson; is the Munster Hurling Championship now The Best League in the World?

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LARRY RYAN: Could the club survive without the countyman?

GAA club month is nearly over, a jamboree that chiefly involved dozens of articles bemoaning the lack of club activity. And a few club matches to take the bare look off things.

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LARRY RYAN: In memory of certainty and unbelievable belief

In a beautiful column for sportsjoe.ie last week, Dion Fanning wrote of the joy that has exploded at home courtesy of his four-year-old son’s discovery of football via the hair and then the magic of Mo Salah, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Brian Cody driving tactics truck but Tipp have hunger pangs

Brian Cody has been able to take a break from the psychological manipulation, because Kilkenny, for the time being, are underdogs, writes Larry Ryan

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LARRY RYAN: Looking in the mirror for legends

Why are we all such legends? That is the poser we have to tackle this week. That is the six-marker.

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