All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler convicted of perjury

David Raleigh

All-Ireland winning Limerick hurler Pat Ryan has been convicted of a single charge of perjury.

Ryan, of Doon, Co Limerick, appeared before Limerick District Court on Tuesday afternoon having been charged on Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for gardaí confirmed: "As part of an ongoing criminal investigation gardaí this morning charged a male and is due to appear before Limerick District Court today."


The three-time All-Ireland winner appeared before Judge Patricia Harney and was convicted of the single count of perjury. He was sentenced to two weeks in prison, which he immediately appealed.

The matter relates to investigations into allegations of corruption against a number of gardaí in the Midwest region.

Ryan was originally questioned by members of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) in March 2021 arising out of the probe.

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