LEGENDARY Cork Ladies Football manager Eamonn Ryan has died.
The former Cork Gaelic football star won 10 All Ireland titles in an 11 year period with the county’s Ladies Football side.
A statement from Cork LGFA said: “It is with huge sadness we inform you that Eamonn Ryan passed on to his eternal rest this afternoon after a illness bravely fought.
“A legend in his own lifetime. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”
A statement from the Ladies Gaelic Football Association added: “All of us at the LGFA are deeply saddened to learn of Eamonn Ryan’s passing.
“Cork won 10 All-Ireland Senior titles while he was at the helm from 2004-2015, along with 9 Division 1 National League crowns in that time.”
During his playing career with the Rebels, Ryan won two Munster Football titles in 1966 and 1967, reaching the All Ireland final in the latter before losing to Meath.
He also managed the Cork senior men’s team to a Munster title in 1983 and led the minor side to 2 All Ireland titles in a four year period.
Ryan took over the Ladies football side for the first time in 2005 and led the county to an astonishing period of success.
Cork won the county’s first ever All Ireland title in his first year in charge and they went on to dominate the sport under Ryan with ten title wins in 11 years.
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