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Published on Apr 26, 2019
Peter Ryan grew up between the hurling, soccer and football fields of Tipperary. Talented across the board, he played minor hurling for Tipp and had trials for the national underage soccer teams.
During a challenge match in March 2010, however, Ryan noticed that his sharp edge wasn't quite there. After looking into getting contact lenses, Ryan was diagnosed with a rare condition that gradually took 90% of his vision from him.
He spoke to us about his journey, his battle with alcoholism, his return to sport, and his Paralympic journey.