Minor & Under-21
Ronan's talent at club level brought him to the attention of the Cork inter-county selectors. He subsequently went on to join various county underage teams, winning under-14 and under-16 hurling honours with his native-county. Ronan later joined the Cork minor hurling team, however, he enjoyed little success in this grade.
In 1998 Ronan was a fringe player on the Cork under-21 team. He did come on as a substitute to collect a Munster winners' medal following a 3-18 to 1-10 victory over Tipperary. For the third year in-a-row Cork played in the All-Ireland final and, for the second consecutive year, Galway were the opponents. Ronan was introduced as a sub once again and, in a close game, Cork just about secured a 2-15 to 2-10 win. It was Ronan's first All-Ireland under-21 winners' medal.
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