Death occurs of Limerick GAA stalwart Paddy Ryan

THE death has taken place of Limerick GAA President P S O'Riain of Galbally at the age of 94.

THE death has taken place of Limerick GAA President P S O'Riain of Galbally at the age of 94.

Mr O' Riain, better known as Paddy Ryan, served for a number of years as chairman of the Munster Council in the 1970s as well as chairman of Limerick's South Board in the 50s and 60s.

Last April, Mr O'Riain was presented with a medal by GAA president Christy Cooney and GAA Ard Stirthir Praic Duffy to mark his retirement as Ard Comhairle (Central Council) delegate for Limerick - a Croke Park position he held for several years.

The reconvened Limerick GAA annual convention will go ahead this Sunday afternoon at 2pm at the GAA complex in Kilmallock where a minute's silence and prayers are expected to be offered for the late Mr O'Riain, who passed away late on New Year's Day in the care of the Beech Lodge nursing home in Bruree.