The man who led Cork ladies to ten All-Irelands in 11 years has joined Cork men's football management team
EAMONN Ryan has been confirmed as a selector for the Cork senior football team.
Ryan managed the Cork ladies’ football team to ten All-Ireland senior titles in the last 11 years since he took charge in 2004.
Ryan’s addition is the last piece in the jigsaw for Cork senior football manager Peadar Healy whose backroom team includes selectors Ryan, Morgan O'Sullivan (Castletownbere) and Eoin O'Neill (Aghada), while 2010 All-Ireland winner Paudie Kissane is the strength and conditioning coach, and Conor McCarthy (O’Donovan Rossa) is the performance coach.
A Cork GAA statement read: ‘Cork senior football manager Peadar Healy has today confirmed that Eamonn Ryan (Glenville/Watergrasshill), who coached the Cork ladies football team to ten of the last eleven All-Ireland titles, has joined his backroom team as a selector, along with Morgan O'Sullivan (Castletownbere) and Eoin O'Neill (Aghada).’
Ryan’s loss will be a huge blow to the Cork senior ladies’ football team that has dominated the scene over the last decade, and has won the last five All-Irelands in a row, and ten of the last 11 All-Irelands, as well as nine national league titles and ten Munster titles.