Cork GAA Statement- New Senior Hurling Manager

Cork County GAA Executive will propose the appointment of Pat Ryan, Sarsfields, as Cork Senior Hurling manager, for ratification at tomorrow night’s County Committee meeting for July in SuperValu Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
A three-year term will be proposed, with selectors to be named at a later date.
A winner of Munster and All Ireland Senior Hurling medals in 1999, Pat had earlier won Munster and All Ireland U21 medals (1998), as well as a National League medal (1997).


Having won two County titles with Sarsfields as a player (2008 & 2010), he managed his home Club to further victories in 2012 and 2014.
Pat has previously served as a Senior selector and coach under Kieran Kingston in 2016 and 2017, respectively, before returning as Cork U20 Hurling manager in 2020 and 2021 when he guided the County to Munster and All Ireland titles in consecutive seasons.
He has also served on various committees over the same period, making a significant contribution to the Club Championship reforms of recent years.
In welcoming the appointment, Cork GAA Chairman, Marc Sheehan said, “We are thrilled to have someone of Pat’s calibre so ready to take up the significant mantle of Cork Senior Hurling manager. Having seen his management and coaching skills with our teams previously, I have no doubt that the development of our players is in safe hands.”
Cork GAA CEO, Kevin O’Donovan said, “Pat’s appointment will be another clear example of our desire to provide a pathway to managers and coaches through both Club and County systems. His record in both arenas speaks for itself and we look forward to him building on the significant work completed by the outgoing management team in the ongoing pursuit of Liam McCarthy.”