Limerick great Ryan retires

September 15, 2009

Limerick's TJ Ryan
Former Limerick hurling star TJ Ryan has announced his retirement from hurling at the age of 35. Ryan has decided to bow out after helping his club Garryspillane to retain their senior status at Tournafulla's expense. One of hurling's most versatile players, he won two Munster championship medals with the Treaty County in 1994 and '96, and a National League in '97. TJ had been a regular on the Limerick team for nearly 15 years and played in two All-Ireland finals in 1994 and '96. He also captained the team in 2006. One of his proudest moments came in October 2005 when he helped his beloved Garryspillane to their first Limerick SHC success following a 2-15 to 2-12 victory over neighbours Kilmallock. He was joined on the team by his brothers Davy and Donie, who remains a key player for both club and county.

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