Sunday 16 June 2019

GAA mourns murphy

Michael ‘Mick’ Murphy, who was in his 100th year, was part of the Tipperary side that
claimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1945. (stock picture)
Michael ‘Mick’ Murphy, who was in his 100th year, was part of the Tipperary side that claimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1945. (stock picture)

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The GAA world is in mourning after the passing of Michael 'Mick' Murphy at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.

Michael, who was in his 100th year, was part of the Tipperary side that claimed the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1945.

Michael played in the half-back line when they beat Kilkenny in that year's final on a 5-6 to 3-6 scoreline.

Originally from Clare, where he won an intermediate title with Kilmaley and also lined out for Clarecastle, Murphy moved to Thurles where he joined the Sarsfields club.

There he won senior county titles in 1942, 1944, 1945 and 1946 as part of a golden era for the club.

Later, he hurled in Dublin with the Faughs club.

Early last year, Murphy was inducted into the Thurles Sarsfields' Hall of Fame as recognition of his achievements.

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