Barnes Murphy
Gaelic football player
Barnes Murphy
Barnes Murphy is a former Gaelic footballer who represented the Sligo county football team during the 70s and 80s. Aside from winning a GAA All Stars Award in 1974 (missing out on an All Star Award in 1975), he won a Connacht Senior Football Championship medal with Sligo in 1975 when he both captained and coached Sligo the same year.
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    TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 29
    Murphy played football for Connacht many times in his career and his talent was duly recognized by the Connacht Railway Cup management in 1976 when he was selected as the first and only Sligo man to captain his province.
    More Details Hide Details Murphy also enjoyed success at club level, winning five county championships (with Craomh Rua & St. Mary's), five League medals (also with Craomh Rua & St. Mary's), three Connacht club championships and, an All-Ireland 7s http://stmarys.sligo.gaa.ie/clubhistory.html. He also won Junior titles with St. John's after the new club was formed when the old Sligo borough boundaries were further divided. To date, Murphy along with Mickey Kearins http://homepage.eircom.net/~bunsligeach/kearins.htm are Sligo's most decorated and successful footballers ever. Murphy currently lives in his native Sligo where he is still heavily involved in club football and regularly does County Championship match analysis with Ocean FM. Barnes is featured in "The Best of the West", GAA Greats of Connacht, a book by John Scally that features GAA's best players from the west of Ireland. Mickey Kearins & Eamon O'Hara are also featured.
  • 1974
    Age 27
    Aside from winning a GAA All Stars Award in 1974 (he controversially missed out on an All Star Award in 1975), he won a Connacht Senior Football Championship medal with Sligo in 1975 when he both captained and coached Sligo the same year.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1947
    Age 0
    Born in 1947.
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