Ray captained the Tipperary minors to All Ireland success in 1955. He lined out at centre back for the minors in 1953,54 and 55. He went on to line out for the Tipperary senior hurling team and played with Thurles Sarsfields in hurling during their golden era in Tipperary hurling until his ordination in 1963. He also lined out with Thurles Crokes in football In 2012 he was inducted into the Sarsfields Hall of Fame. On the ‘Tipp Today’ programme on Tipp FM this morning, Thurles Sarsfields chairman Michael Maher paid tribute to Fr Reidy.