RIGHT: Incoming Munster Council Chairperson Ger Ryan.

Templederry’s Ryan to become Munster Council chairperson

By Shane Brophy

Templederry Kenyons clubman Ger Ryan will become the chairperson of the Munster Council at their annual Convention to be held in Thurles next weekend.

Ryan, who has been vice-chairperson for the last three years, will succeed Limerick’s Liam Lenihan whose three-year term comes to an end, with Ryan set to be elected unopposed as the role tends to be rotated among the six counties.

A resident of Moyne, Ger Ryan will be the first Tipperary man in the role since his fellow Moyne-man Sean Fogarty was chairperson from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, Tipperary had County Board chairpersons in Michael Maher (1989-1992); Michael Frawley (1977-1970); Seamus O Riain (1965-1967); Jerry O’Keeffe (1953-1956); Seamus Gardiner (1941-1943); Frank McGrath (1936-1938) and Dick Cummins (1901-1903).

Ger Ryan has a long involvement in the GAA, as a former PRO of Tipperary County Board from 2009 to 2013, from where he became Munster Council PRO in 2014 for three years, before being elected vice-chairperson in 2019. Ger has also been the chairman of the GAA’s National Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee.