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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LARRY RYAN: After all we’re only human

We have all been Billy Murphy for a good 10 days.

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LARRY RYAN: United in defence of Carragher’s red rage

Larry Ryan - Treating the week’s sport like scum

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LARRY RYAN: Rugby the people’s choice but what is the women's game?

Rugby the people’s choice but what is the women’s game?

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LARRY RYAN: Come back sport, all is forgiven

Larry Ryan on Saturday: Throwing snowballs at the week’s sport

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LARRY RYAN: Who will put down their phone for the Classlessico?

The gaffer suffered an acute existential crisis during the week. Which is a contagious business.

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LARRY RYAN: Life after the pressing game

Stand by for another golden age of sportswriting. Perhaps even newspapers can yet be saved, writes Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Falling for Wes and for the ball

“People were raving afterwards about Tommy Craig. He has great skill and he is strong… When you are watching a game it looks like he’s making a great contribution. But that is on the premise that what he is doing on the ball is what it’s about at that level. And it is not. Maybe it should be. It would be nice if it were.

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LARRY RYAN: Driving girls off the grid

Now that elite pathway has been closed off, there are fears the women described by F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo as ‘fast girls’ will be condemned to the slow lane, writes Larry Ryan

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LARRY RYAN: Managing the survival of optimism

Like most of the great survivors in management, Martin O’Neill likes to help the impression form that it is he doing you the favour, writes Larry Ryan

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