Guy departs St Patrick's Athletic; learns about plastic Paddies

Article Posted: Friday 28th January, 2011

Ryan Guy has left St Patrick's Athletic after four years with the Inchicore club.

Guy has opted to leave Richmond Park as he wishes to return home to America to be closer to his family.

Guy said: 'Over the last four years I've had the pleasure of seeing St Patricks Athletic play Premiership sides, host European giants, slay Swedish powerhouses, and travel to the far reaches of the continent.

'I've seen tears of sorrow and joy on the faces of players and fans alike. There have been management changes and more than a few squad changes and I've even seen the odd prank done on members of staff (I won't mention any names, Jim Lawlor).

'But, as it does for most footballers, the time has come for me to say my goodbyes. In all honesty, this last four years at Richmond Park have been the best of my life.

The winger, who was a massive favourite with St Pat's fans, added: 'A return to good auld America is on the cards for me now, leaving one family to be closer to another.

'I am going miss Friday nights in Richmond, and the 'stars and stripes''song, and I'm even going to miss the sound of Pete Mahon's voice ringing in my ears.

'Inchicore will forever be in my blood though, it's where I was given my start and where I learned the difference between a true Irishman and a plastic paddy.'