Ireland’s Olympians – Shane Ryan

To mark the Olympics that would have been taking place in Tokyo right now we have joined up with the sponsors of our Olympics Coverage on Sport for Business Indeed, to bring to life a series of interviews with those who would have played a part in Team Ireland’s participation.

Over 17 days we will meet the athletes, the officials, the support teams and others who would have played their part in the Olympic story of 2020 and will do so again in 2021.

In the third interview this morning, we meet Shane Ryan who returned to Ireland from a college career in the United States to swim for Ireland.  He has been locked down here throughout the pandemic but was always just a phone call away from his parents and from his extended family in Laois where his Dad left to head west as a young man.

Shane has that easy and relaxed style common to many US raised sporting stars and he is one of our future Olympians that could really make his mark.  He is a great ambassador for Swim Ireland and for Circle K where he is one of the lead athletes on the ‘Here for Ireland’ Campaign.

Look back on our earlier interviews in this series with Nhat Nguyen and Chloe Watkins

Join us tomorrow when we meet agent Sinéad Galvin

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