Thomas Ryan (Waterford hurler)

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Thomas Ryan
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Personal information
Irish name Tómas Ó Rian
Sport Hurling
Position Corner Forward/Full-Forward
Born (1989-09-19) 19 September 1989 (age 29)
Tallow, County Waterford
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nickname Jamie Troy
Club(s)
YearsClub
2006–present
Tallow
Club titles
Waterford titles 0
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCountyApps (scores)
2009–
2009–
2009–
Waterford (WCC)
Waterford (NHL)
Waterford (AI)
5 (1–6)
11 (1–2)
1 (0–0)
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 0
NHL 0
All Stars 0

Thomas Ryan (born 19 September 1989 [1] in Tallow, County Waterford) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays hurling with his local club Tallow and with the Waterford senior inter-county team.

Tallow, County Waterford Town in Munster, Ireland

Tallow is a town in County Waterford, Ireland. Tallow is in the province of Munster near the border between County Cork and County Waterford and situated on a small hill just south of the River Bride.

County Waterford County in the Republic of Ireland

County Waterford is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Munster and is part of the South-East Region. It is named after the city of Waterford. Waterford City and County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county at large, including the city, was 116,176 according to the 2016 census. The county is based on the historic Gaelic territory of the Déise. There is an Irish-speaking area, Gaeltacht na nDéise, in the south-west of the county.

Hurling outdoor team game

Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. It is administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 4,000 years. One of Ireland's native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. It shares a common Gaelic root with the sport of shinty, which is played predominantly in Scotland.

Contents

Playing career

Club

Ryan plays his club hurling with his local club Tallow in Waterford. He has played with Tallow/Cois Bride from underage upwards. Ryan has enjoyed little success with Tallow, however he was part of the 2008 under-21(B) team who won the Western hurling title. [2] He also was part of the Minor(b) team who won the 2007 Western Hurling title.

Tallow GAA Club is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Tallow, in west County Waterford, Ireland. The club has won the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship four times, first in 1936 and more recently in 1980, 1984 and 1985. Tallow presently have four players on the Waterford county panel, James Murray, Aidan Kearney, Mark O' Brien and Thomas Ryan.

In 2007 Cois Bhride made it to the county under 18 hurling (B) final where it ended in a draw against St Marys, Ryan was said to be one of the most skillful hurlers playing that day contributing 7points. [3] In 2007 Thomas Ryan played corner forward for the Tallow senior team. He helped them defeat Stradbally by contributing 7 points from play. [4] 2 weeks later Tallow played Lismore in the club championship and won by a single point. Thomas Ryan helped accomplish this by adding 1–2, getting one point from a free. [5] Tallow eventually made it to the Quarter Finals of the Top Oil County Senior Hurling Championship, where they played Abbeyside, where Ryans contribution of 3 points from play was not enough to secure a win. [6]
In 2008 Tallow bet Ballyduff Upper very well, 3–16 to 14 points with Thomas Ryan scoring 0–1. [7] The 5 May Tallow played Fourmilewater where it ended in a draw, with Thomas Ryan scoring the game's only goal(1–1). [8] Thomas Ryans' Tallow had already qualified for the knockout stages of the Senior Club championship when they lost to Stradbally, Ryan being Tallow's top scorer and getting 7 points. [9] Tallow drew Ballygunner in the quarter finals and beat them by 2 points, this time Thomas Ryan scored 0–6 (0–5 frees and 0–1 sideline). [10] Tallow lost the semi final to eventual winners and All Ireland runners-up De La Salle, while Thomas Ryan contributed 0–3 of his sides 2–3. [11]

Lismore GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland. The club enters teams in both GAA codes each year, which includes two adult hurling teams and one adult Gaelic football team in the Waterford County Championships. The club has won county titles in both Hurling and football, but in recent history the club has been mainly concerned with the game of hurling. The club's Camogie teams have also enjoyed much success.

Ballyduff Upper GAA gaelic games club in County Waterford, Ireland

Ballyduff Upper GAA Club is a GAA club based in the west County Waterford village of Ballyduff, Republic of Ireland. The club has won the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship three times, in 1982, 1987 and most recently in 2007. While mainly a hurling club, the club has had some success in Gaelic football, winning the Waterford Senior Football Championship in 1924.

The Nire-Fourmilewater GAA gaelic games club in County Waterford, Ireland

The Nire—Fourmilewater GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Ballymacarbry, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. The Nire and Fourmilewater are two separate clubs, with separate committees pulling from the same pool of players. The Nire is the football club in the area and Fourmilewater the hurling club. Both teams play in the Mill Field, Ballymacarbry. The Nire is a half parish with Touraneena, while Fourmilewater is a half parish with Newcastle, County Tipperary. The Nire play in yellow and blue, while Fourmilewater play in blue and white.

In 2009 Tallow played Ballygunner in the round 1 stage of the Senior hurling championship. Ballygunner won 2–23 : 2:12 despite Ryan scoring 1–4 of his sides total. Thomas Ryan was unable to play his sides game against Ballyduff Lower due to injury, but nonetheless, Tallow were victorious. [12] For the Round 3 game Tallow drew against Abbeyside with Ryan coming on late as a sub and scoring 2 points. [13] Perhaps Thomas Ryan's' best performance with his club was when Tallow played Passage in the round 4 game. In a game of high scoring Tallow won 5–13 : 1–19 and Thomas Ryan contributed 4–1 of the total for Tallow! The point was scored for a sideline cut. [14] In the last of the round games Tallow played Stradbally where Thomas Ryan put up another superb performance scoring 3–5, 1–0 from a penalty he earned himself and 0–3 from frees. This game allowed Tallow to progress to the Quarter Finals. [15] Tallow lost 1–14 to 0–18 to Ballyduff Upper in the quarter final Knockout stages of the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship, Ryan scored 0–1 of his sides 1–14 compared to Ballyduff Upper's 0–19.

Ballygunner GAA gaelic games club in County Waterford, Ireland

Ballygunner GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club located in the parish of St Mary's Ballygunner in Waterford City, Ireland. The club is exclusively concerned with hurling. The club is one of the most successful in Waterford with a number of county titles and have produced many great players for Waterford such as Paul Flynn, Fergal Hartley, Billy O Sullivan, Pauric Mahoney to name but a few. The club enjoys an intense rivalry with city club Mount Sion and for many years through the 1990s and 2000s, the two clubs dominated the county scene in Waterford meeting each other in the county final most years. Since 1992, Ballygunner have won county titles in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016. The Munster Senior title was won in 2001 with a victory over Cork side Blackrock.

Ballyduff Lower GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Ballyduff Lower, County Waterford, Ireland. The club enters teams in both the Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship and the Waterford Intermediate Football Championship.

Passage GAA is a Hurling Club with Club Grounds the East Waterford village of Passage East with Players representing the Club from nearby areas of Dunmore East, Cheekpoint, Woodstown, Faithlegg, Ballymacaw and environs. Passage came close a number of times to capturing the Senior Hurling County Title losing three Waterford Senior Hurling Finals during the 1990s. Eventually, the Club captured the County Senior Hurling Title in 2013, 17 years since their last final, on a score line of Ballygunner 3-13 Passage 3-16, coming from 7 points down to score 2-4 without reply.

In 2010 Tallow played Mount Sion with Thomas Ryan scoring 1–3 (1f) [16] Tallows next game was against Dungarvan where Tallow won by a single point. Ryan contributed 0–4(2f). Tallow then played Ballyduff Lower and won by 3 points. [17] Thomas Ryan did not play as he was recovering from an injury sustained in the Waterford vs Cork Under 21 game. Tallows senior hurling team have already qualified for the Knockout Stages. The 22 August Tallow played Lismore in the group stages where they lost, 1–16 to 1–9. Thomas Ryan scored 0–1 from a free. [18] The final game of the group stages was against Passage where it ended in a draw, with Ryan contributing 7 points. [19] It all ended disappointingly for Tallow however as they drew De La Salle where they lost by 2–15 with Ryan scoring 0–2 from frees. [20]

Mount Sion GAA gaelic games club in County Waterford, Ireland

Mount Sion is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in Waterford City, County Waterford, Ireland, founded by Brs O'Connor and Malone, teachers in the above school. Although technically separate from the school, the club still maintains a close relationship with the school, sharing the same sports facilities in the city.

Dungarvan GAA is a GAA club based in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. The club participates in both hurling and gaelic football. The club currently heads the roll of honour in the Waterford Senior Football Championship with a total of 19 wins.

De La Salle Gaelic football and hurling club is based in Waterford City, Ireland. The club competes in Gaelic games competitions organised by Waterford GAA board. The club has won the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship twice and the Waterford Senior Football Championship on 6 occasions. While having a notable record in gaelic football, today the club mainly focuses on hurling.

Under 21 Intercounty

In 2009 Ryan got to the under 21 Munster Final where they lost Clare 2–18 to 2–12, with Ryan scoring 1–1. [21] Clare went on to win the Under 21 All Ireland. [22] The 2010 Under 21 Championship went badly for Waterford losing to Cork 1–16 to 1–3 on the 2/6 in the under-21 Munster quarter final. [23] Ryan badly injured his ankle on 23 June 2010 and has been unable to subsequently play. [23]

Clare GAA irish sports club

The Clare County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Clare GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Clare. Clare plays its home games at Cusack Park in Ennis.

Cork GAA irish Gaelic Athletic Association

The Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Cork GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Cork and the Cork inter-county teams. It is one of the constituent counties of Munster GAA.

Intermediate Intercounty

In 2010, Thomas Ryan was part of the intermediate panel that lost to Cork in the Munster final 0–15: 0–13. Thomas Ryan did not play part in the game against Clare but came on as a sub against Cork and scored the side's first point in over 15minutes. [24] Thomas Ryan was also called on to take the sides late free which would have allowed the game go to extra time, but it trailed off wide, resulting in Waterford losing the game. [24]

Senior Intercounty

Ryan made his Intercounty debut against Dublin in the National Hurling League 2009, when he played as a substitute. [25] Previous to this Ryan had been starting for Waterford in the Waterford Crystal Cup competition, contributing a few points. [26] Ryan proved good enough to earn a spot on the Senior panel for the championship.

In 2010 Ryan was part of the Waterford team who won the Waterford Crystal Cup. He also played a crucial part in the National Hurling league, scoring a goal against Cork [27] and setting up one for team mate Dan Shanahan against Offaly. [28] Ryan started his first National League game against Cork on 21 March. [29] Ryan then started the following League match against Tipperary. [30] Thomas Ryan although not listed as a sub was part of the Waterford team who bet Cork in the 2010 Munster Final Replay. [31] On 5 August it was confirmed that Ryan was back to full training with the senior panel. [32] Thomas Ryan made his championship debut against Tipperary in the All Ireland Semi Final where he came on as a sub in the last few minutes. [33]

Ryan didn't play for Waterford in the Waterford Crystal Cup due to college commitments. He started his first game for Waterford in the National Hurling League against Dublin where it ended in a draw. [34] Ryan also started the next game on the 20/2 against Wexford where he contributed 2 points from play and Waterford then went on to win. [35]

Personal life

Thomas Ryan attended St Colmans School, Fermoy [36] and is now a student at University College Cork.

Ryan is also a painter of landscapes and has exhibited in events across the country, including the National Ploughing Championship held in Cardenton, County Kildare in 2009.[ citation needed ]

Achievements

In 2003 Thomas Ryan won the All Ireland Feile Skills Competition. [37]
In 2009 Thomas Ryan's goal against Clare in the Under 21 championship was nominated for goal of 2009. [38]

National Hurling League Appearances

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
122/03/2009 Parnell Park, Dublin Dublin 0–00–15 : 1–11 National Hurling League Round 3
229/03/2009 Fraher Field, Waterford Galway 0–01–21 : 2–12 National Hurling League Round 4
305/04/2009 Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Limerick 0–01–14 : 1–13 National Hurling League Round 6
421/02/2010 Walsh Park, Waterford Dublin 0–04–13 : 0–12 National Hurling League Round 1
528/02/2010 Pearse Stadium, Salthill Galway 0–04–15 : 1–15 National Hurling League Round 2
614/03/2010 Fraher Field, Waterford Limerick 0–02–20 : 2–10 National Hurling League Round 3
721/03/2010 Walsh Park, Waterford Cork 1–02–20 : 3–17 National Hurling League Round 4
828/03/2010 Semple Stadium, Tipperary Tipperary 0–01–19 : 2–16 National Hurling League Round 5
904/04/2010 Fraher Field, Waterford Offaly 0–01–19 : 1–16 National Hurling League Round 6

Championship Appearances

#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetitionReport
115 August 2010 Croke Park, Dublin Tipperary 0–01–18 : 3–19 All-Ireland Semi-final RTE Sport

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