Barry Ryan was crowned Thurles Town’s Player of The Year for their maiden title winning season. Ryan was presented withe the award by 110 capped Irish International Kevin Kilbane.
In a season that seen the veteran score 35 goals in all competitions (40 if you include the 5 goals he scored against Lough Derg & Sallypark before they pulled out), it was also the first time in the clubs history to win the coveted NT&DL Premier Division title and they did it in style by doing so with a 100% record.
Town also gabbed the Premier Division Shield and made it out ofthe area section in both the FAI and Munster Junior Cups, losing to eventual finalists Pike Rovers in the latter.
Ryan, who is also on the shortlist for the North Tipperary & District League Player of The Year Award, thanked manager Noel Byrne for his efforts over the season and assured anyone that might listen that this was only the start for the resurgent Thurles side. Byrne went on to tell the crowd that his job is not yet done in Thurles and that he will be staying on for another year at least.
A fantastic night in the Anner Hotel in Thurles and Stoppagetime.ie would like to extend its gratitude to the club for bringing us along for the night, greatly appreciated.