Statement from James Ryan
I wish to announce my retirement from the Limerick Senior Hurling team. Training & playing for Limerick has played a huge part of my life and I was privileged to have played for my county for so many years.
I would first like to thank my mam and dad who nurtured my love for sports and supported me all the way through my career.
I would also like to acknowledge the support from my girlfriend Amie, family & friends which was immense throughout my career and I am forever grateful to them for that.
For me it all started with my clubs Garryspillane in Hurling and Galbally in football, I would like to thank both for the support they have given me over the years it is very much appreciated. I look forward to giving more time to both into the future.
In Limerick we have a fantastic support base and I would like to thank all the Limerick fans who have supported the teams through thick and thin.
To the Limerick County Board and Coaching & Games as my employers I am forever grateful and I would like to acknowledge I have been well looked after in every way throughout my playing career. I would like to thank my work colleagues, the teachers, schools, clubs and their officials who have facilitated me during my playing days.
I am eternally grateful to the all Limerick Management teams I have worked with over the years. I wish John, his Management team and the Panel the very best into the future. It was an honour to Captain my County.
Finally, I would like to mention a special word of thanks to Mr Ger Power (RIP) who was my primary school teacher. He was a huge influence in school, in sport and in life, without him I would never have played for Limerick.