Name: Sean Ryan
Date of Birth: 28/11/86
League Debut: 26/02/2012 v Laois
League Appearances: 23
Championship Debut: 30/06/2007 v Tipperary
Championship Appearances: 15
Occupation: Woodwork Teacher
Schools/College Attended: University of Limerick
Position: Midfield/Wing Back
Achievements with club to date: 2 Minor, 3 U21, 2 senior leagues, 4 Senior County medals, 1 Leinster, 1 Leinster League, 1 Junior football
When and where did you first start playing hurling? At around 4years old in the yard with my father.
Biggest influence on your hurling career: Parents
What sporting event would you most like to attend? 100m/200m Finals in the Olympics. I love them events.
To date what is your favourite moment in sport? Winning a Leinster with Birr.
Favourite Venue: Thurles
Favourite G.A.A. player: Richie Hogan (current), Vinnie Claffey (ex-player)
What sportsperson would you most like to meet? Usain Bolt
What is the hardest part of your sporting life? The season is way too long. When county ends, the club begins and it’s very difficult to plan anything during this time. Pre-season in Nov-Dec is torture! A more structured calendar is badly needed.
Toughest player to mark in training? Brendan Murphy
Who is the ‘joker’ on the panel? Shane Dooley or Dan Kelleher
If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy?! An Astro Turf Pitch for the new Offaly development centre!!
Favourite holiday destination: Mexico
Favourite Food: Anything the mother makes!!
Favourite Drink: Can’t beat a cup of tae
Favourite Music: Anything from The Mere Mortals or John Denver!
Favourite Film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
In ten years time I hope to be: Healthy and happy, while still being able to fit into the Birr jersey and a Leinster medal with Offaly in my back pocket!
One thing you may not know about me……
I played senior football for Offaly for 6 years and dual for 2 before I committed solely to hurling with Offaly.