Former All-Ireland winning manager with Cork Eamonn Ryan has died.
The Glenville/Watergrasshill man led the Rebels to their first All-Ireland title in 2005, and they went on an incredible run which brought them nine more titles over the next 10 seasons.
He was at the helm for all of those successes, and also guided the county to 9 NFL titles in that time.
After leaving the women's set up at the end of 2015, he was part of the backroom for the men's football set up between 2015 and 2018.
Cork LGFA confirmed the news on Twitter this afternoon posting that Ryan had "passed on to his eternal rest this afternoon after a (sic) illness bravely fought. A legend in his own lifetime."
LGFA President Marie Hickey led the tributes, describing Ryan as a "managerial genius".
"Eamonn's managerial genius was very much to the fore as Cork won five successive TG4 All-Ireland Senior titles from 2005-2009, and another five-in-a-row from 2011-2015, while he was in charge," said Hickey.
"Eamonn had a unique bond with the players he worked alongside, who all speak of his influence in glowing terms. Many of us in the LGFA also had the opportunity to get to know Eamonn on a personal level over the course of many years.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of Eamonn’s passing and he leaves behind an incredible legacy.
"On behalf of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Eamonn’s family and friends at this very sad time."
It is with huge sadness we inform you that Eamnon Ryan @GlenvilleGAA @WatergrasshillG @ucc_gaa @CorkLGFA & @OfficialCorkGAA passed on to his eternal rest this afternoon after a illness bravely fought. A legend in his own lifetime.— Cork LGFA (@CorkLGFA) January 14, 2021
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