Ryan Tierney GAA Memorial Tournament

On Sunday I attended the Ryan Tierney Memorial Tournament in Ryan’s home parish of Clogher, Co Tyrone. I knew Ryan since I was 4 years old and played football at his house during the school holidays for many years with his twin brothers Mark and Paul so it was a great shock when I heard of Ryan’s passing 10 years ago after a car accident. Ryan was an active member of Clogher Eire Og GFC and his memory now lives on in the annual minor football tournament set up in his name.

Sunday was a great day for football with temperatures soaring and the sun shining.  Teams from both sides of the border took part in the tournament including Gael Naomh Padraig (made up from players from the Augher and Clogher area), Eglish, Ardboe, Dromore, Loughmacrory, Emyvale, Truagh and Scotstown.

It was a great afternoon of football with Ardboe winning the Ryan Tierney Cup and Scotstown winning the Ryan Tierney Shield (both games AET) and it was also great for me to catch up with some of Ryan’s family again.

Below are some photos from the day.

Michael Lynn, captain of the Ardboe minor team, accepts the Ryan Tierney Memorial Cup from Paul Tierney, Ann Tierney and Ciaran Mc Kenna (Clogher GFC chairman).

 

The Ardboe minor team and management celebrate after winning the Ryan Tierney Cup.

 

 

Cian Deery, captain of Scotstown minors, accepts the Ryan Tierney Shield from Ciaran Mc Kenna (Clogher GFC chairman), Paul Tierney and Ann Tierney.

 

The Scotstown minor team celebrate winning the Ryan Tierney Shield.

 

Runners up in the Ryan Tierney Cup were Dromore St Dympnas minor team.

 

Runners up in the Ryan Tierney Shield were Gael Naomh Padraig.

 

Eglish minor team.

 

Action from the Gael Naomh Padraig Vs Scotstown shield final.

 

Action from the Gael Naomh Padraig Vs Scotstown shield final.

 

Action from the Gael Naomh Padraig Vs Scotstown shield final.

 

Action from the Gael Naomh Padraig Vs Scotstown shield final.

 

Action from the Dromore Vs Ardboe cup final.

 

Action from the Dromore Vs Ardboe cup final.

 

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