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Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Timing of Boston bomb was a whole other level of sick

The people targeted, injured and killed are your friends, your colleagues. Regular people.

Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Mr White goes to Trinity: UFC chief says young Irish fan can 'wrap belt' around new champ

The Ultimate Fighting supremo spoke at Trinity College last night.

Tuesday 25 December, 2012

No rest: How Donegal can retain Sam in 2013

Winning one All-Ireland is tough, retaining the title is tougher. Emmet Ryan, author of Tactics not Passion, looks at what Donegal needs to do to win Sam again in 2013 and how the rest of the country will try to stop them.

Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Opinion: Here come the girls... at last, as Katie Taylor set for RTÉ award

The Olympic champion will – surely – be crowned Sports Person of the Year ending a wait that was too long.

Monday 5 November, 2012

Northern exposure: how St Eunan's were crowned Donegal champions

St Eunan’s rode a strong defensive performance to pull out an unlikely victory in the Donegal Final on Sunday. Emmet Ryan was in Ballybofey.

Monday 29 October, 2012

Tactics not Passion: Analysis of Castlehaven 1-7 Duhallow 0-9

It was a chess match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday as Castlehaven put Duhallow to the sword. Emmet Ryan breaks down a fascinating tactical battle in the Cork Final.

Saturday 27 October, 2012

Stay calm and carry on: The unfit runner’s guide to surviving the Dublin marathon

Eight-time marathon veteran Emmet Ryan has some tales and advice for runners of all levels hitting the road.

Monday 24 September, 2012

Tactics not Passion: how Donegal trumped Mayo and took Sam home to the hills

Emmet Ryan looks at the tactical factors as Donegal claimed their second All-Ireland Football title against Mayo.

Friday 21 September, 2012

Donegal v Mayo: where the game will be won and lost this Sunday

Emmet Ryan breaks down the key areas that will decide the Sam Maguire’s destination this Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Cork v Kildare: where the All-Ireland quarter-final will be won and lost

Kerry and Donegal may take top billing this weekend but the clash of the Rebels and Lilywhites is just as intriguing. Emmet Ryan breaks it down

Friday 27 July, 2012

Opinion: this is why Sligo will stun McGeeney's Kildare tomorrow

Emmet Ryan reckons the Lilywhites’ quest for Sam will be ended at Dr Hyde Park tomorrow by the Connacht side. Do you agree?

Saturday 21 July, 2012

Donegal v Down: where the Ulster SFC final will be won and lost

Donegal have a shot at their first ever back to back Ulster titles on Sunday but they’ll have to beat Down to do it. Emmet Ryan looks at the strategic factors that will decide the outcome.

Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Talking tactics: how the Royals stunned Kildare at Croker on Sunday

Did Banty make the right switches or did Geezer fail to react? Emmet Ryan gets the chalkboard out.

Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Tyrone v Donegal: where the game will be won and lost this weekend

Ahead of the Clones showdown, Emmet Ryan breaks down the meeting of the Ulster rivals.

Monday 11 June, 2012

Cork v Kerry: why the Kingdom will have to come again

Emmet Ryan breaks down yesterday’s Munster SFC semi-final which saw the Rebels run out five-point winners on Leeside.

Thursday 7 June, 2012

We meet again... who'll come out on top in clash of Cork and Kerry?

The Rebels host their Jack O’Connor’s side on Leeside this Sunday. Here’s how Emmet Ryan thinks it’ll pan out in the Park.

Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Opinion: what we now know after Kerry's stuttering start to the summer

There was plenty to glean from the Kingdom’s underwhelming six-point win over a well-organised Tipperary in Thurles.

Thursday 26 April, 2012

Cork v Mayo: where the league title will be won and lost this weekend...

The Division 1 crown is up for grabs at Croke Park on Sunday.

Monday 16 April, 2012

The west's awake: how Mayo saw off Kerry at Croker yesterday GAA This post contains videos

The west's awake: how Mayo saw off Kerry at Croker yesterday

The westerners will face Cork in the league decider at HQ next week. Here’s why.

Monday 9 April, 2012

Rebel yell: how Cork derailed Dublin on Leeside yesterday

Pat Gilroy’s Dublin ended their league campaign on a bum note in Cork, but Conor Counihan won’t be overly pleased either.

Monday 2 April, 2012

The west's awake: 4 reasons Mayo cruised past sorry Dubs

Dublin suffered a resounding defeat in Mayo on Saturday night. Here’s why it was so one-sided.

Monday 19 March, 2012

How the south was won: Kerry go the long way round to beat Rebels

It was first blood to the Kingdom at Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday afternoon. Here’s why.

Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Why Crossmaglen are like Ottmar Hitzfeld's Bayern Munich...

The Armagh outfit take on Leinster kingpins Garrycastle in the All-Ireland decider on Saturday. Here’s the tactical run-down.

Monday 5 March, 2012

Talking tactics: where the battle was won for Donegal

Jim McGuinness saw his side beat Cork in Ballybofey yesterday. Here’s why…

Friday 17 February, 2012

One step from Croker... which clubs will be celebrating this weekend?

It’s down to the last four in the All-Ireland Senior Football Club championship this weekend. Here’s how Emmet Ryan reckons it will play out.

Monday 7 November, 2011

The winning formula: here's where the Dublin Football Final was won and lost

Following St Brigid’s success against Plunkett’s yesterday, Emmet Ryan looks at some of the reasons behind their victory.

Sunday 30 October, 2011

Stay calm and carry on: The unfit runner’s guide to surviving the Dublin marathon

The Dublin City Marathon takes place tomorrow and eight-time marathon veteran Emmet Ryan has some tales and advice for runners of all levels hitting the road on Hallowe’en.

Saturday 6 August, 2011

Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Is Ger Loughnane right to warn against Munster championships tampering?

The All-Ireland-winning manager says the GAA would ‘lose part of its soul’ if Croke Park abolished the Munster hurling and football championships. Would it?

Monday 21 March, 2011

How to throw away a 14-point lead and still win in four easy steps

Emmet Ryan dissects the extraordinary meeting of Dublin and Mayo at GAA HQ yesterday.

Saturday 26 February, 2011

At last: college losers end heart-breaking streak

Caltech at last got a win this week. Emmet Ryan introduces the biggest losers in college basketball.

Friday 18 February, 2011

A candidate for change: Is FIFA hopeful Grant Wahl for real?

FIFA’s president Sepp Blatter is running for re-election yet again this year but he’s facing an unlikely challenge from a journalist speaking a strong message. Emmet Ryan looks into the intriguing candidacy of Grant Wahl.

Monday 24 January, 2011

Tactics not passion: Kilmacud Crokes use blunt force trauma to dispatch Rhode

Emmet Ryan explains why Kilmacud Crokes are this morning Leinster Club champions.

Saturday 4 December, 2010

There may be trouble ahead: World Cup host choices bring plenty of challenges

Emmet Ryan explains what we can expect after this week’s controversial decisions in Zurich.