Friday 27 April 2018

my job in connacht Luke Murphy Branch Administrator

Letterkenny native Luke worked in England for over six years before moving to Galway in 2005 to complete a B.Comm in NUIG. Luke lives in the west of the city with his wife Sue and two children Róisín and Kieran.

When did you join Connacht?

"I worked on the Summer Camps for two years as a student before joining full-time as administrative assistant when I graduated in 2008."

What do you do?

"I'm involved with all aspects of running the club and community game across the province - that can be fixing leagues, rearranging matches and making sure referees are appointed. I am also in charge of player registration, communication with our clubs and I sit on a number of committees that help to run the game."

What's a typical day like?

"There's no such thing as a typical day, you never know what challenges await. I normally start with any correspondence received overnight - the majority of people I deal with are volunteers who can only deal with clubs issues in the evening time. After that it's onto the nuts and bolts of running competitions."

What is the best part of your job?: "Dealing with passionate, committed volunteers every day is so rewarding. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the game makes it very easy to turn up for work in the morning."

Most memorable match?

"The 2010 Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final against Toulon was a massive game, as was the first Heineken Cup match in Galway, v Toulouse in 2011."

Irish Independent

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