Shane Ryan

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Shane Ryan
Personal information
Sport Dual player
Irish Name Seán Ó Riain
Date of Birth 5 October 1978
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Nickname Ryaner, The Rhino
Club information
Club Naomh Mearnóg
Football Position Midfield
Hurling Position -
Club Years Apps (scores)
Naomh Mearnóg (F)
Naomh Mearnóg(H)
Inter County
County Dublin
Football Position Midfield
Hurling Position Midfield
Inter County(ies)**
County Years Apps (scores)
Dublin (F)
Dublin (H)
Inter County Titles
Football Hurling
Leinster titles 3 -

* club appearances and scores
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**Inter County team apps and scores correct
as of {{{icupdate}}}.

Shane Ryan is an Irish Gaelic footballer who plays for Dublin. He was born on the 5 October, 1978. Ryan plays his club football for Naomh Mearnóg and his preferred position is centre back although, he is known to have played many positions for Dublin. He made his senior debut for Dublin on the 04 June 1999.[1] He also plays hurling and has represented Dublin at all levels up to senior. He made the decision to concentrate solely on Gaelic football in 2004, which dealt a blow to the then hurling manager Humphrey Kelleher.[2] This was a turn around from his original decision in 2001, to only concentrate on football just for that year.[1] Shane is a graduate of Business Studies (2001) in Dublin City University and is a teacher by profession.

He has an illustrious ancestry in the Gaelic Athletic Association as his father, Jack Ryan won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship medal with Tipperary in 1971. His mother, the late Orla Ní Shíocháin was an inter-county camogie player with Dublin for many years and won three All-Ireland Senior Camogie medals. She also won many Interprovincial Championship medals with Leinster. His paternal grandfather was Séamus O'Riain, President of the Gaelic Athletic Association 1967-70 and his maternal grandfather, Seán Ó' Siocháin was the first Director General of the Association having served as General Secretary for many years.


[edit] Sporting Achievements

He was a Leinster Under 21 finalist in 1998 in football and a Leinster Minor and Under 21 finalist 1996 and 1998 in hurling. Ryan has won 3 Leinster Senior Football Championship medals with Dublin 2002, 2005 and 2006 .

He won the 2006 Sigerson Cup with Dublin City University. He has been nominated for an all-star for his 2006 performances in Midfield. 2006 continued to be a good year for Ryan as Seán Boylan named him on the Compromise Rules squad to play Australia in the first test at Pearse Stadium on October 29, 2006.

Shane was drafted in the all-stars match at Dubai to represent the 2006 Vodafone all stars despite not receiving an all star himself.[2]

[edit] Trivia

  • His older sister Naoise, played camogie with Dublin for several years before retiring due to pregnancy.
  • His Aunt on his mother's side married Paddy Gogarty, who was a part of the legendary Dublin footballers of the seventies.
  • Has many first cousins who played for their county teams. These include Barry Gogarty, Donal and Ciaran Ryan who both played football and Hurling for Westmeath, Micheal Ryan who was with the Tipperary senior hurlers for the 2006 season.
  • Distant cousin to Seamus Moynihan through his maternal grandfather.
  • Brother in law David Madden was on the Dublin panel under Mickey Whelan along with Barry Gogarty.

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Dublin Senior Football Team

1 S. Cluxton | 2 D. Henry | 3 R. McConnell | 4 P. Griffin | 5 B. Cahill | 6 B. Cullen | 7 G. Brennan | 8 D. Magee | 9 S. Ryan | 10 C. Moran | 11 J. Sherlock | 12 C. Keaney | 13 B. Brogan | 14 K. Bonner | 15 T. Quinn | Subs: P. Casey for Brennan (45 mins), D. Connolly for Quinn (50), M. Vaughan for Brogan (55), D. O'Callaghan for Sherlock (60), J. Magee for D Magee (63).
Manager: P. Caffrey
(Team as of March 24, 2007 versus Fermanagh)