Kilkenny All-Ireland winner, Clara's Harry Ryan has died

Family man sadly passed away at St Luke's Hospital

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews



The late Harry Ryan. RIP

Harry Ryan, the former Kilkenny and Clara hurler who won an All-Ireland title with Kilkenny in 1983, has died.

He passed away this morning in St Luke's Hospital. Mr Ryan captained the Kilkenny minors to All-Ireland success in 1975, and played in Kilkenny senior teams during the 1980s. He had three Leinster medals and two national league titles to his name, and hurled for his club Clara alongside his brothers Kevin and the late Lester and Johnny Ryan. 

Harry Ryan of Foxfield, Higginstown, Kilkenny, will be missed by his three children, Liam, Jill and Seb, wife Mary, brother Kevin, sisters Mary, Rita and Breda, daughter-in-law Wendy, Jill's partner Aaron, granddaughter Priyah, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

In keeping with current Government / HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings, a private family funeral will take place for Harry, with the Requiem Mass being celebrated at 11am on Thursday, November 26, in St Colman's Church, Clara with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Requiem Mass may be viewed online at

Those who wish to leave a message of condolence for Harry's family can do so on Harry's family would like to thank you for your support and understanding in these difficult days.