10-time All-Ireland winning Cork manager Eamonn Ryan has passed away

January 14, 2021

Eamonn Ryan.
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Eamonn Ryan, who led Cork to 10-All-Ireland Ladies SFC titles, has sadly passed away.

Ryan led Cork to senior honours in 2005 and then followed up with an amazing nine more titles in the next ten years.

The Glenville/Watergrasshill clubman also helped Cork to nine league titles.

He stood down from the Ladies management role in 2015 and then served as a member of the Cork mens’ football side for three years.

Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Marie Hickey has paid tribute to former Cork Senior team manager Eamonn Ryan.

Eamonn guided Cork to ten TG4 All-Ireland Senior titles and nine National League Division 1 crowns during his spell at the helm, from 2004-2015.  

Marie Hickey said: "Eamonn Ryan was a larger than life character who guided Cork to unprecedented success during his spell in charge.  

“Eamonn’s managerial genius was very much to the fore as Cork won five successive TG4 All-Ireland Senior titles from 2005-2009, and another five-in-a-row from 2011-2015, while he was in charge.  

“During Eamonn’s tenure, Cork were also crowned Division 1 National League Champions on nine occasions.  

“Eamonn had a unique bond with the players he worked alongside, who all speak of his influence in glowing terms.  

“Many of us in the LGFA also had the opportunity to get to know Eamonn on a personal level over the course of many years.  

“He joined us on TG4 All Star tours abroad and he was such a personable character, and engaging company.   

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Eamonn’s passing and he leaves behind an incredible legacy. 

“On behalf of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Eamonn’s family and friends at this very sad time.”  

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  

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