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Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Timing of Boston bomb was a whole other level of sick
# Opinion
# Opinion

Timing of Boston bomb was a whole other level of sick

Apr 16th 2013, 6:42 AM 2,721 Views 2 Comments

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
# UFC
# UFC

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

Feb 13th 2013, 6:47 AM 3,919 Views 6 Comments

The Ultimate Fighting supremo spoke at Trinity College last night.

Tuesday 25 December, 2012

No rest: How Donegal can retain Sam in 2013
# GAA
# GAA

No rest: How Donegal can retain Sam in 2013

Dec 25th 2012, 7:31 PM 2,177 Views 4 Comments

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
# Awards Season
# Awards Season

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

Nov 27th 2012, 3:47 PM 1,540 Views 10 Comments

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
# Tactics
# Tactics

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

Nov 5th 2012, 5:08 PM 820 Views 0 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Oct 29th 2012, 1:40 PM 1,222 Views 0 Comments

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
# On The Road
# On The Road

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

Oct 27th 2012, 9:40 AM 10,933 Views 12 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Sep 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 1,784 Views 2 Comments

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
# Tactics
# Tactics

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

Sep 21st 2012, 2:01 PM 2,069 Views 0 Comments

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
# Key Battles
# Key Battles

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

Aug 1st 2012, 12:00 PM 1,031 Views 1 Comment

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
# Upset
# Upset

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

Jul 27th 2012, 7:42 AM 1,919 Views 4 Comments

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
# Ulster SFC
# Ulster SFC

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

Jul 21st 2012, 7:19 AM 845 Views 1 Comment

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
# GAA
# GAA

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

Jul 3rd 2012, 2:39 PM 565 Views 2 Comments

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
# GAA
# GAA

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

Jun 27th 2012, 1:06 PM 662 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tactics
# Tactics

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

Jun 11th 2012, 7:46 AM 503 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Tactics
# Tactics

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

Jun 7th 2012, 10:49 AM 218 Views 0 Comments

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
# Backroom
# Backroom

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

May 29th 2012, 12:25 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

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...
# GAA
# GAA

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

Apr 26th 2012, 3:52 PM 669 Views 0 Comments

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
# GAA

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

Apr 16th 2012, 9:30 AM 466 Views 0 Comments

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
# GAA
# GAA

Rebel yell: how Cork derailed Dublin on Leeside yesterday

Apr 9th 2012, 11:39 AM 801 Views 0 Comments

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
# GAA
# GAA

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

Apr 2nd 2012, 10:36 AM 619 Views 0 Comments

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
# Chalkboard
# Chalkboard

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

Mar 19th 2012, 1:13 PM 368 Views 1 Comment

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...
# Das Phantom
# Das Phantom

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

Mar 13th 2012, 11:38 AM 746 Views 3 Comments

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
# Backroom
# Backroom

Talking tactics: where the battle was won for Donegal

Mar 5th 2012, 12:33 PM 697 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Backroom
# Backroom

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

Feb 17th 2012, 12:13 PM 517 Views 0 Comments

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
# Conjecture
# Conjecture

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

Nov 7th 2011, 1:54 PM 632 Views 0 Comments

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
# Jog On
# Jog On

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

Oct 30th 2011, 8:51 AM 1,519 Views 3 Comments

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

How do you solve a problem like the square ball?
# Flagged
# Flagged

How do you solve a problem like the square ball?

Aug 6th 2011, 10:07 AM 268 Views 0 Comments

GAA officials are under pressure to review the rule after yet more controversy this summer. But what can they do.

Wednesday 18 May, 2011

Is Ger Loughnane right to warn against Munster championships tampering?
# Sideline Cut
# Sideline Cut

Is Ger Loughnane right to warn against Munster championships tampering?

May 18th 2011, 1:15 PM 424 Views 0 Comments

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
# Backroom
# Backroom

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

Mar 21st 2011, 1:18 PM 538 Views 0 Comments

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
# Hoop Dreams
# Hoop Dreams

At last: college losers end heart-breaking streak

Feb 26th 2011, 8:47 AM 180 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Political Football
# Political Football

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

Feb 18th 2011, 12:08 PM 299 Views 0 Comments

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
# Backroom
# Backroom

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

Jan 24th 2011, 10:39 AM 559 Views 0 Comments

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
# Political Football
# Political Football

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

Dec 4th 2010, 5:07 PM 182 Views 0 Comments

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