LARRY RYAN: GAA’s love/hate relationship with the auld savage thirst

At a time of great volatility in the world, there is considerable comfort in the few reliables we encounter during this extended period of reflection in the GAA calendar.

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LARRY RYAN: Sport's words of the year for 2017

Columnists are flagging and the end-of-year audits are piling up; of moments, personalities, achievements, goals. But what of the commodity that keeps this whole operation going? How was 2017 for words, asks Larry Ryan.

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LARRY RYAN: Don’t put Irish talent in a box

There has been robust discussion around this week’s series on Irish football and the things being done to restore our supply of top talent. It even spilled beyond these shores, from the UK to USA and Sweden to South Africa, with many of the issues raised striking a universal chord.

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