Tim Ryan (hurler)

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Tim Ryan
Personal information
Irish name Tadhg Ó Riain
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-forward
Born 1923
Borrisoleigh,
County Tipperary, Ireland
Died 26 February 1996 (aged 72)
Borrisoleigh,
County Tipperary, Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Occupation Creamery manager
Club(s)
YearsClub
Borris–Ileigh
Club titles
Tipperary titles 3
Inter-county(ies)
YearsCounty
1950-1953
Tipperary
Inter-county titles
Munster titles 1
All-Irelands 1
NHL 1

Timothy Ryan (1923 – 26 February 1996) was an Irish hurler. At club level he played with Borris–Ileigh and was also a member of the Tipperary senior hurling team.

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Career

Ryan first played hurling at club level with Borris–Ileigh. He progressed onto the club's senior team and won a Mid Tipperary SHC title in 1949, before later being a part of the club's first team to win the Tipperary SHC title. [1] After the club switched divisions, Ryan won five North Tipperary SHC titles and two more Tipperary SHC titles, including one as team captain in 1953. [2]

Ryan first played for Tipperary as a member of the minor team in 1941. He joined the senior team in 1950 and, after winning a Munster SHC medal, lined out at wing-forward when Tipperary beat Wexford in the 1951 All-Ireland final. [3] Ryan also won a National League title during his brief inter-county career.

Personal life and death

His brother, Ned Ryan and future brother-in-law, Pat Stakelum, were all part of Tipperary's three-in-a-row team from 1949 to 1951. [4] His sons, Bobby and Aidan, were part of the Tipperary team that won All-Ireland titles in 1989 and 1991, while another son, Pat Ryan, also lined out for Tipperary. [5]

Ryan died after a period of ill health on 26 February 1996, at the age of 72. [6]

Honours

Borris–Ileigh
Tipperary

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References

  1. "Borris–Ileigh". Club Info website. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  2. "Borris–Ileigh embraces a big day like no other Tipperary club". Irish Examiner. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  3. "Senior hurling". Munster GAA website. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  4. O'Sullivan, Jim (5 April 2008). "Tributes pour in for Tipp legend Stakelum". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. "Ryan family". Hogan Stand. 30 August 1991. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. "Death of Timmy Ryan, Borrisoleigh". Tipperary Star. 2 March 1996. Retrieved 23 August 2022.