Colin Ryan becomes second Clare 2013 All Ireland winner to retire this week
Colin Ryan has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling just a few days after Brendan Bugler also called time on his Banner career.
Ryan - who took an extended break from hurling since January this year - played a crucial role in Clare's 2013 All Ireland win, hitting seven points in their 5-16 to 3-16 win over Cork.
After a year out n a new addition, it's time to call it a day, been an honour to wear the jersey,maybe this little man is the future#clarabu pic.twitter.com/hq5a4Y7DVw— colin ryan (@Ryan5C) October 6, 2017
The 29-year-old, who made his Clare debut in 2007, wrote on Twitter: "After a year out and a new addition, it’s time to call it a day, been an honour to wear the jersey, maybe this little man is the future."
Earlier this week, Brendan Bugler released a statement confirming his retirement from inter-county hurling.
Bugler left the panel after 11 years with the Banner during which time he won an All Ireland and two All Stars.
"I wish to confirm that I am retiring from inter-county hurling with Clare," said Bugler.
"Thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey along the way. I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank my family and friends, teammates and management teams in Whitegate, Scariff Community College, University of Limerick and Clare."