John Ryan (Galway hurler)

John Ryan
Personal information
Irish name Seán Ó Riain
Sport Hurling
Position Centre-forward
Born April 1958
Killimordaly, County Galway, Ireland
Died 7 October 2003 (aged 45)
Killimordaly, County Galway, Ireland
Years Club
Club titles
Galway titles 1
Connacht titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
1980-1984 Galway 4 (1-2)
Inter-county titles
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 23:05, 4 February 2014.

John Ryan (April 1958 - 7 October 2003[1]) was an Irish hurler who played as a centre-forward for the Galway senior team.[2][3]

Born in Killimordaly, County Galway, Ryan first excelled at hurling whilst at Presentation College, Athenry. He made his first impression on the inter-county scene when he joined the Galway under-21 team. He made his senior debut during the 1980 championship. Ryan went on to play a key role for Galway for a short period, and won one All-Ireland medal and one National Hurling League medal.

At club level Ryan was a one-time Connacht medallist with Killimordaly. He also won one championship medal with the club.

Throughout his career Ryan made just four championship appearances for Galway. His retirement came following the conclusion of the 1984 championship.

His brother, Éanna, also played with Galway and was a two-time All-Ireland medallist.





  1. "The late John Ryan". Hogan Stand website. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. "John Ryan". Hurling Stats website. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  3. "The men who changed the face of Galway hurling". Irish Independent. 7 September 2005. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
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