Ryan O'Dwyer

Ryan O'Dwyer
Personal information
Irish name Ryan Ó Dubhuir
Sport Hurling
Position Centre Forward
Born (1986-07-23) 23 July 1986
Clonmel, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Occupation Teacher
Years Club
Cashel King Cormacs
Kilmacud Crokes
Club titles
Dublin titles 2
Years County
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 2 (1 Munster)
NHL 2 (1 for Tipp)

Ryan O'Dwyer (born 23 July 1986) is an Irish hurling player with Dublin and Kilmacud Croke's. The County Tipperary-born player previously hurled with his local club Cashel King Cormac's and with the Tipperary senior inter-county team.

Playing career


O'Dwyer played his club hurling and football with the famous King Cormac's club in his home town. He has enjoyed some success but has never won a senior county title. In 2011 he joined Dublin side Kilmacud Croke's.



O'Dwyer first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Tipperary minor football team in 2004. He was also a member of the county under-21 hurling team in the mid-2000s. He was a member of the panel in 2005 and went on to capture a Munster medal in that grade in 2006. The following year O'Dwyer made his senior debut in a National Hurling League game against Kilkenny. Later that summer he made his senior championship debut, but Tipp had little success. In 2008 the county got off to a winning start with O'Dwyer playing a key role in helping the county capture the National League title. In 2010 he was part of the Tipperary senior football panel.


At the end of 2010 he declared for the Dublin senior hurling team for the 2011 season. He helped Dublin to win the Walsh Cup after beating Kilkenny in the final.[1] He then played on the Dublin side which won the NHL Division 1 title for the first time since the 1930s, also beating Kilkenny in the final, also being named the Man of the Match.[2][3] In the 2011 Leinster championship semi-final against Galway, he was shown a straight red card for striking Shane Kavanagh with his hurley, he received a four-week suspension and so missed the Leinster final against Kilkenny.[4] After missing the Leinster Championship final defeat against Kilkenny, Ryan returned for the All-Ireland quarter final against Limerick. Dublin won the quarter final, qualifying for the All-Ireland semi final for the first time since 1948. O'Dwyer scored 3-02 in the game and was awarded the man of the match award.[5]


O'Dwyer lined out for Leinster in the Interprovincial Championship. He secured a winners' medal in this competition in 2012 following a 2-19 to 1-15 defeat of Connacht.




  1. "Daly's Dubs Win Walsh Cup". 98fm.com. 27 February 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  2. "Dublin end 72-year drought with Hurling League win". Irish Examiner. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. "Dublin 0-22 Kilkenny 1-07". RTÉ Sport. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  4. "Dublin's O'Dwyer banned for four weeks". Irish Examiner. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  5. "Dublin 3-13 Limerick 0-18". RTÉ News. 24 July 2011.
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