Friday 20 July 2018

Colin Ryan becomes second Clare 2013 All Ireland winner to retire this week

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with Colin Ryan after his side's All Ireland win in 2013
Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates with Colin Ryan after his side's All Ireland win in 2013

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.

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."

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