Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Harry Ryan dies

A brother of Lester, who passed away in June, Harry Ryan was corner-forward in the 1983 victory over Cork
Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Harry Ryan dies

Harry Ryan in action for Kilkenny in 1983. Picture: INPHO/Billy Stickland

The death has taken place of Kilkenny’s 1983 All-Ireland winner Harry Ryan.

A brother of Lester, who passed away in June, the Clara man also won three Leinster medals and two National League titles.

Ryan was captain when Kilkenny claimed the 1975 All-Ireland minor title. He was corner-forward in the 1983 victory over Cork, scoring a point. He also played in the 1987 senior final defeat to Galway.

Ryan passed away in St Luke’s Hospital this morning. Complying with Covid-19 guidelines, Ryan’s private family funeral takes place on Thursday. 

He is survived by his children Liam, Jill, and Seb, wife Mary, and brother and sisters.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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