Colin Calls It A Day

Newmarket-on-Fergus senior hurler, Colin Ryan has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling.

Having made his senior inter-county debut in 2007 aged nineteen, Colin would go on to line out for Clare at senior level for the next nine years.

Among his many highlights in the county jersey were his contributions to the All-Ireland winning U21 side in 2009 and finishing as the highest scoring player (0-70) in the 2013 senior championship as Clare won only their fourth All-Ireland title.

He has been an inspiration to young hurlers across the country but his influence over CLG Cora Chaitlín remains very strong having captained the senior hurlers since 2014. Thankfully he will continue to play for the club, to the delight of not just everyone in our club but to hurling enthusiasts who will get to bask in watching him in action. He has been a staple part of our club senior team since making the breakthrough aged sixteen and we hope he will be for several more years.

The Executive of CLG Cora Chaitlín wish to thank Colin for his efforts in the Saffron & Blue, his displays have done everyone in the club extremely proud and he is often the man our young Blues try to emulate when they are practicing their skills at home or in Fr Murphy Memorial Park. Portsmouth’s loss was most certainly Clare & Newmarket’s gain.

Thanks for the memories Colin, here’s to many more in Blue & Gold!

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