Monday 5 December 2016

Heartwarming picture of Ryan brothers with their mother Lily after winning Kilkenny title

Published 25/10/2015 | 17:08

Clara's Liam and Lester Ryan comfort each other and their mother Lily after the game. St. Canice's Credit Union Kilkenny County Senior Hurling Championship Final, Clara v O'Loughlin Gaels. Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Clara's Liam and Lester Ryan comfort each other and their mother Lily after the game. St. Canice's Credit Union Kilkenny County Senior Hurling Championship Final, Clara v O'Loughlin Gaels. Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
Mark Kelly, O'Loughlin Gaels, in action against Sean O'Shea, left, and Jack Langton, Clara. St. Canice's Credit Union, Kilkenny County Senior Hurling Championship Final, Clara GAA v O'Loughlin Gaels GAA Club. Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

It was an emotional day for the Ryan family as Lester, Tom and Liam won the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship with Clara this afternoon after losing their father earlier this year.

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Johnny Ryan died in a farming accident in January and his three sons were a key part of Clara's victorious 2-12 to 1-13 effort over O'Loughlin Gaels.

Lester Ryan was also a member of the All-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling team this year.

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Elsewhere, Tomas O'Se won his first Cork SFC medal after his Nemo Rangers side edged Castlehaven 1-10 to 0-11 in the final replay this afternoon. The key score was the goal from Barry O'Driscoll early in the second half.

Also, Oulart the Ballagh won their 12th Wexford senior hurling title after a comfortable 2-15 to 0-13 win over St Martin's while Thurles Sarsfields pipped Nenagh Eire Og in a one point cracker by a score of 1-18 to 3-11 to claim the Tipperary senior hurling crown.

Conor Lanigan got Thurles off to the perfect start with a goal after just seven minutes.

Castlebar Mitchels comfortably beat Breaffy in a surprisingly one-sided Mayo Football final at MacHale Park.

Neil Douglas scored three goals for Mitchels as they ran out 4-10 to 0-09 winners.

Defending All-Ireland champions Corofin (Galway) kept their title defence well and truly on track with a 13-point victory over Leitrim champions Mohill in the Connacht SFC quarter-final.

In hurling, Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) came out on top in the battle of the big guns in Munster when they beat Sixmilebridge (Clare) by two points.

Na Piarsaigh were nine points down in the first half but they produced a stirring comeback to advance to the Munster semi-final.

Thurles Sarsfields will provide the opposition for Na Piarsaigh after they pipped Éire Óg by a point in an exciting Tipperary final at Semple Stadium.

RESULTS:

FOOTBALL

Connacht club SFC quarter-final

Corofin (Galway) 1-17 Mohill (Leitrim) 0-7, Tuam Stadium

Leinster club SFC first round

Emmet Og, Killoe (Longford) 5-11 St James (Wexford) 1-4, Pearse Park

Edenderry (Offaly) 0-11 Rathnew (Wicklow) 0-12, O'Connor Park

Palatine (Carlow) 1-8 Portlaoise (Laois) 0-15, Netwatch Cullen Park

Cork SFC final replay

Castlehaven 0-11 Nemo Rangers 1-10, Pairc Ui Rinn

Mayo SFC final

Breaffy 0-9 Castlebar Mitchels 4-10, MacHale Park

Sligo SFC final

Curry 2-11 St Mary's 1-20, Markievicz Park

HURLING

Munster club SHC quarter-final

Sixmilebridge (Clare) 1-15 Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 3-11, Sixmilebridge

Ulster club SHC final

Cushendall 1-24 Slaughtneil 3-17, Athletic Grounds - AET

Kilkenny SHC final

Clara 2-12 O'Loughlin Gaels 1-13, Nowlan Park

Tipperary SHC final

Thurles Sarsfields 1-18 Eire Og 3-11, Nenagh, Semple Stadium

Wexford SHC final

Oulart The Ballagh 2-15 St Martin's 0-13, Innovate Wexford Park

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