Tommy Murphy


Tommy Murphy
Thomas Murphy
Fiche d’identité
Sport Football gaélique
Nom irlandais Tomás Ó Murchú
Nationalité Irlande
Date de naissance 1921
Lieu de naissance Graiguecullen
Date de décès 1985
Poste Milieu de terrain
Clubs
Année Club Matchs (Points)
Graiguecullen GAA
Poste Milieu de terrain
Comtés
Année Comté Matchs (Points)
19371953 Laois GAA
Palmarès
Championnat de Leinster en Football gaélique 3

Tommy Murphy (1921 - 1985) est un joueur irlandais de football gaélique. Il a joué pour le club de Graiguecullen et l’équipe du Comté de Laois.

Murphy est né à Graiguecullen en 1921. Il était élève de Knockbeg College à Carlow.

Sommaire

Sa carrière sportive

Club

Avec son club de Graigueculllen, Murphy gagne huit championnats de Laois.

Comté

En dépit de son jeune âge, il joue avec l'équipe 'Minor' de Laois en 1936, et commence à jouer avec l’équipe 'Senior' de Laois en 1937. En 1937, Laois joue en demi-finale du Championnat d'Irlande de football gaélique. On appelle le jeune Murphy 'the Boy Wonder'.

Murphy est considéré comme un des plus grands joueurs de l’histoire du football gaélique. L'apogée de sa carrière sportive est pendant les années 1930 et 1940. Il gagne le Championnat de Leinster en 1937, 1938, et 1946. Sa dernière apparition sous les couleurs de Laois GAA se passe lors du championnat de l'Irlande en 1953, contre Wexford.

Après sa retraite sportive

Tommy Murphy est décédé d'une crise cardiaque au mois de mai 1985.

Il a été nommé parmi l'équipe du millénaire en 2000. Un championnat de football gaélique porte son nom : The Tommy Murphy Cup.


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