Monday 25 September 2017

Ryan brings the curtain down on four-year Carlow reign

Donnchadh Boyle

Donnchadh Boyle

THE managerial merry-go-round picked up pace yesterday as Kevin Ryan ended his term as Carlow senior hurling boss.

Ryan stepped down after four seasons in charge, during which he oversaw a significant upturn in the county's fortunes.

The Barrowsiders secured successive Christy Ring Cups under Ryan, and they returned to the Leinster hurling championship.

He also masterminded a memorable league success over Wexford in 2010.

They enjoyed a fruitful spring as they secured promotion to Division 1B for next season, when they will be given high-profile fixtures against the likes of Dublin and Limerick.

However, the championship didn't go as well for Carlow, as they suffered defeats at the hands of Laois in Leinster and Wexford in the back door.

Carlow officials are now in the hunt for managers for their senior hurling and football teams -- Luke Dempsey left his post as football boss after the qualifier defeat to Laois.

Irish Independent

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