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Frank Murphy - what a fantastic servant to Cork

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Elected to the position back in 1972, Frank Murphy's long reign as Cork County Board secretary is about to end.

Cork secretary Frank Murphy's 45-year tenure coming to an end

Discuss.

Administrator (None) - 27/09/2017 14:24:32    2051028

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This disappoints me as I enjoy following the Deluded Frank Murphy Twitter account.

RoyalBadger (Meath) - 27/09/2017 15:13:13    2051054

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Except he isn't going anywhere so there is nothing to discuss. He vacates the secretary role because it is a full time role and he is past retirement. He stays in power though. You don't just give that up.

bennybunny (Cork) - 27/09/2017 17:58:52    2051106

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Replying To RoyalBadger:  "This disappoints me as I enjoy following the Deluded Frank Murphy Twitter account."
same!!!apart from that, --->>> cork issue.

perfect10 (Wexford) - 28/09/2017 14:35:28    2051366

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The one thing about Frank Murphy, he would be a great man to have in your corner.
It always struck me that as Gaels, we never appreciate our own. The old line of 'we need change is trotted out' again and again.

49erroyal (Meath) - 03/10/2017 11:00:42    2052644

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The Negatives far out weight the positives. Too much involvement in teams selections and played no small part in the strikes in cork

ritchie (Cork) - 03/10/2017 12:25:51    2052675

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For a county of it's size, arguably Cork gaa has underachieved during Frank Murphy's time as County Secretary.

endgame (Roscommon) - 03/10/2017 12:57:46    2052685

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It might be said that hanging in there so look is love and dedication to the cause. However there are way too many examples in sport where the hanging on is power and using the position.

Canuck (Waterford) - 03/10/2017 20:37:22    2052830

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Don't think that effectively making someone the County Secretary for life was such a good thing.

Moyle (Tipperary) - 05/10/2017 04:45:01    2053186

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Replying To Administrator:  "Elected to the position back in 1972, Frank Murphy's long reign as Cork County Board secretary is about to end.

Cork secretary Frank Murphy's 45-year tenure coming to an end

Discuss."
Frank was always a divisive figure. I have known him since he refereed parish leagues back in 1960's. His knowledge of hurling is limited, but was a good referee and administrator.
He didn't move with the times, and shares some responsibility for strikes.
Did well with Blackrock.....brought in outside players like John Horgan, Donie Collins and Frank Cummins, and made sure that Blackrock was well represented on Cork teams of 1970's
Anyway, he will still be running Cork County Board..
Different topic...Cork Coach...personally I'd like Tomas Mulcahy to take over as coach.
Kingston was good...i hear that the reason he left was because the Board did not like his choice of selectors/backroom staff

Rockies (Cork) - 08/10/2017 13:48:39    2053853

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His tenure set to continue till next year.

GaaGaa78 (UK) - 23/10/2017 21:58:16    2057381

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Probably elected himself as he rules by decree, why does he need another term, lets someone else come in you selfish man

PyatPree (Cork) - 24/10/2017 11:46:40    2057490

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Replying To Rockies:  "Frank was always a divisive figure. I have known him since he refereed parish leagues back in 1960's. His knowledge of hurling is limited, but was a good referee and administrator.
He didn't move with the times, and shares some responsibility for strikes.
Did well with Blackrock.....brought in outside players like John Horgan, Donie Collins and Frank Cummins, and made sure that Blackrock was well represented on Cork teams of 1970's
Anyway, he will still be running Cork County Board..
Different topic...Cork Coach...personally I'd like Tomas Mulcahy to take over as coach.
Kingston was good...i hear that the reason he left was because the Board did not like his choice of selectors/backroom staff"
If you had attended the 1971 Munster Final in Killlarney you would not be convinced he was a good referee- an awful display.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - 28/10/2017 22:39:39    2058861

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Replying To PyatPree:  "Probably elected himself as he rules by decree, why does he need another term, lets someone else come in you selfish man"
Unfortunately,too many people like him in the GAA over the years hanging on to power.

I could mention a certain sub Saharan African president but I won't!!!

Moyle (Tipperary) - 29/10/2017 00:16:21    2058881

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Replying To Moyle:  "Unfortunately,too many people like him in the GAA over the years hanging on to power.

I could mention a certain sub Saharan African president but I won't!!!"
I dont agree. Frank is good but comparing him to Nelson Mandela might be stretching it a little.

Westfester (Limerick) - 29/10/2017 09:18:06    2058910

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Replying To 49erroyal:  "The one thing about Frank Murphy, he would be a great man to have in your corner.
It always struck me that as Gaels, we never appreciate our own. The old line of 'we need change is trotted out' again and again."
Really? The man has been there since around the time that great hurler Cuchulainn was still known as Setanta, yet you conclude the Gaels are all about change? Paper never refused ink.

marooney (Galway) - 03/11/2017 20:52:57    2060251

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i met frank a few times.very pleasant man learned man. cork are lucky to have him.

kavvie (Clare) - 03/11/2017 22:37:44    2060302

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