Player of the Past – Micheal Ryan

Micheal Ryan
There are various words to which you can describe Micheal Ryan’s hurling career. Consistent, reliable, trustworthy and passionate are just some of them. Micheal played most of his Senior career at corner back where he was a great reader of the game, tidy and a very skilful hurler.

Micheal is a well loved and respected member of both the parish and the club. A good club man, who has always answered the call and done various jobs within the club for many years. He is now a player/coach with the club Junior B’s.

On the pitch the highlight of Micheal’s career was winning the Senior County final in ‘97 where they defeated Mullinahone in a thrilling encounter. He has numerous underage titles including two U21 West titles (95, 96), but not winning an U21 County final was a big disappointment to him. He has 3 Senior West titles (96, 98, 02) and one County title.

Micheal was also a keen and prominent footballer with him winning 2 West Junior titles (96,2000) and a County final in 2000. His hurling did not just stop with his club. He represented Tipperary at U16 and Minor level and also played with West Tipp U16’s in a Munster final in Cork in ‘91.

Off the field Micheal has played a major role in many of Clonoulty/Rossmore successes on the field of play. He was a Senior selector for 2 years with TJ Ryan and Andrew Fryday winning two West finals and a county league final in 09, but who were unfortunately beaten by Thurles Sars in the County final in 2010. He was also a selector for 2 years at Minor level winning a West title in 08.

Away from the club scene Micheal is a Sales rep for Better Deal Cash and Carry Clonmel and is married to Louie who together have a beautiful daughter Amy who turns 2 soon. Micheal is a son of Denis and Ann Ryan and comes 2nd in a family of seven. His youngest brother Donnachadh is on the panel for today’s match.

Micheal would like to wish the very best of luck to all players and Management as they bid for an unprecedented 6 title in a row today.

Kieran Ryan PRO