Tributes have poured in today for Christy Ryan the former St Finbarr’s dual star was captain of the Cork footballers and lifted the National League title for the Rebels in 1980. In the same year he was part of the Cork hurling team who also won the League title.
That team was the base of that famous team that won the All-Ireland double in 1989/90, see some of the tributes to a famous GAA Hero that passed away and part of the famous inner city club St Finbarr’s
— Éamonn Murphy (@EamonnMurphy19) February 10, 2021
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of the great Christy Ryan. Christy was a giant both on and off the field whose stature as a gentleman and a clubman are the only things that exceed the gargantuan success he enjoyed on the pitch.
A true legend
RIP Christy. pic.twitter.com/cs45eUAgwl
— St Finbarr’s National H&F Club (@the_Barrs) February 10, 2021
Very sad news this morning Christy Ryan’s RIP an iconic figure with his beloved @the_Barrs winning County, Munster and All-Ireland club medals in the famed ‘blue’ jersey in both hurling and football.
Munster and National League winner with @OfficialCorkGAA pic.twitter.com/3OvFGodc2w
— Finbarr Mc Carthy (@FiFinnymac) February 10, 2021
— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) February 10, 2021
Christy Ryan was only 63 years of age he will be remember for when he line out in the 1987 Munster football final out at full forward, as Cork beat Kerry in a replay and reached that year’s All-Ireland, only to lose to Meath. But in many ways that led the way for a revival of Cork football and led to the success that Cork footballers had in the years to come. Christy Ryan will be remembered by everyone in the on Leeside RIP.