National - Frank Murphy - what a fantastic servant to Cork

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 (All) - Posts:2083 - 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) - Posts:461 - 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) - Posts:3550 - 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) - Posts:2090 - 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) - Posts:35 - 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) - Posts:345 - 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) - Posts:647 - 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) - Posts:137 - 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) - Posts:21 - 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) - Posts:250 - 08/10/2017 13:48:39   2053853

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