Con Ryan, former Junior Board chairman and secretary, has passed away at Deerpark Nursing Home in Tipperary. Con, along with his good friend John Leonard, ran the Junior Hurling Board in Dublin from 1975 until it joined up with the Senior Board. Con made a big effort to promote hurling especially in clubs that played football only. Before coming to Dublin he was involved with Golden in Tipperary.The story goes that he was managing a juvenile team and they were playing the neighbouring parish Bansha in a friendly.No referee turned up so Con prevailed on the Bansha manager to stand in and referee the game. Con was so impressed by the quality of officiating that he contacted the Tipperary chairman and recommended that he check out this potential referee.The young man’s name was John Moloney who became the top referee in Ireland for many years.
May Con’s gentle soul rest in peace.
The death has occurred of Con RYAN
Ardobireen, Golden, Tipperary / Navan, Meath
Ryan: Late of Ardobireen, Golden, Co.Tipperary and Windtown Navan, Co. Meath. August 22nd, 2018. Peacefully in the loving care of the Matron and staff of the Deerpark Nursing Home, Shronell.
Con: Sadly, missed by his loving family, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and his good friends in Navan O’Mahony’s and Na Fianna Dublin GAA Clubs.
May He Rest In Peace
Reposing at Whelan’s Funeral Home, Bansha Road, Tipperary Town this Friday (August 24th) from 5:30pm with removal at 7:30pm to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Golden. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11:30am followed by burial in adjoining Cemetery.