Murphy Barry

18 October 1996
Clare’s Barry Murphy

NAME: Barry Murphy

DATE OF BIRTH: 7-7-1975

HEIGHT: 5’ 10"

WEIGHT: 12st

CLUB: Scariff

COUNTY: Clare

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (GAELIC): Hurling - Dean Ryan Colleges medal; 3 county Minor and Under 21 Championships; Munster Senior Colleges football medal; member of Ireland Under 21 team v Scotland 1996 (Hurling/Shinty International)

NOTABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS (OTHER): Munster boxing medal

INTERCOUNTY DEBUT: November 1995

TOUGHEST OPPONENT: Micheal O’Halloran

FAVOURITE GROUNDS: Semple Stadium, Thurles

HOBBIES: Golf, swimming, soccer

FAVOURITE POSITION: Full forward

FAVOURITE PLAYERS: DJ Carey, Seanie O’Leary, Eoin Moloney (Scariff)

THE HIGH POINT OF YOUR CAREER TO DATE: Playing in the county final for Scariff against Sixmilebridge in 1995

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Losing the senior hurling county final 1995

WAYS OF IMPROVING THE GAME: Getting rid of the square ball and having a second referee on the pitch

DISLIKES ABOUT THE GAA: Not putting enough emphasis on underage training and skills

DO YOU HAVE ANY RELATIVES INVOLVED IN GAELIC GAMES?: My father played inter county football for Clare

PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET: Emma Caesari

FAVOURITE PERSONAL SAYING OR TERM OF ABUSE: As John Walsh (Scariff selector) says ’I’d give you my heart if I could’

FAVOURITE FILM: Braveheart

IDEAL DATE: Cindy Crawford

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED? As the first Scariff person to play in an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final and win

Taken from Hogan Stand magazine
18th October 1996
Vol 6 No 42