Limerick’s Concy Ryan on the verge of national stardom

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

LIMERICK’S rogue internet character Concy Ryan might be barred from Thomond Park and have seen his beloved red van impounded by gardai - but he is into the final three of RTÉ’s StoryLand competition and on the trail of a securing a tv show on the national broadcaster.

LIMERICK’S rogue internet character Concy Ryan might be barred from Thomond Park and have seen his beloved red van impounded by gardai - but he is into the final three of RTÉ’s StoryLand competition and on the trail of a securing a tv show on the national broadcaster.

‘Concy’ - the creation of Corbally man Francis Ryan - is the star of internet tv show The Outlaw Concy Ryan, and from hundreds of entries, has made the final three of the online drama competition.

The show - a Limerick-based mockumentary that follows the proud ‘Moyhill’ native as he struggles to “preserve his way of life in the face of a new government initiative to regenerate the area” - has been entirely filmed on location in Moyross and Ballynanty, in conjunction with the Two Hungry Fish production company. ‘Concy’ now has to film one more episode, the conclusion to his adventures in Moyhill.

“We are delighted, if a little exhausted, and now we have to film a fourth episode next Wednesday and Thursday,” said Francis. “It will be a season finale and it gets a bit hairy for Concy, but it does come to a conclusion and is definitely dramatic. It is quite a surreal ending,” he laughed.

“We need people to vote, the profile is quite high, but we need people to actually hit the vote button. It is all to play for and hopefully people will get behind us.”

The episode will be online from May 27 to June 4. See www.concyryan.com.