Limerick hurling captain James Ryan announces retirement

JAMES Ryan is the current Limerick senior hurler to confirm his inter-county retirement.The Garryspillane man captained Limerick in 2017.

This Friday early morning he released a declaration by means of Limerick GAA confirming the end of his time in the green and white.The Thirty Years

old played both hurling and football with Limerick.Like Gavin O'Mahony

, who retired on Monday evening, James Ryan played in the Limerick small tossing group that reached the 2005 All Ireland minor hurling final.However, his senior tossing championship debut didn't

show up till 2009 versus Waterford.Before that he played senior football from 2007-2010. He played in Munster finals

in both tossing and football-- Obviously winning

the 2013 Munster SHC title. "Training and betting Limerick has actually played a huge part of my life and I was fortunate

to have played for my county for a lot of years, "said Ryan. "I would initially want to thank my mam and dad who supported my love for sports and

supported me all the way through my career. I would also like to acknowledge the assistance from my girlfriend Amie, household and buddies which was immense throughout my career and I am forever grateful to them for that, "said the Thirty Years old."For me everything started with my clubs Garryspillane in Hurling and Galbally in football, I wish to thank both

for the support they have actually provided me over the years it is quite valued. I eagerly anticipate providing more time to both into the future. ""In Limerick we have a wonderful assistance base and I wish to thank all the Limerick fans who have supported the groups through thick and thin. ""To the Limerick County Board and Coaching and Games as my companies I am permanently grateful and I wish to acknowledge I have been well looked

after in every method throughout my playing career. I wish to thank my work colleagues, the teachers, schools, clubs and their authorities who have actually facilitated me throughout my playing days."" I am permanently grateful to the all Limerick Management teams I have actually worked with over the years. I want John, his Management group and the Panel the very best into the future. It was an honour to captain my County. ""Lastly, I want to point out an unique word of thanks to Mr Ger Power( RIP) who was my main school instructor. He was a big impact in school, in sport and in life, without him I would never have actually played for Limerick