Cork camogie goalie calls it a day

March 13, 2020

Aoife Murray lifts the O'Duffy Cup as Cork captain in 2018. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Cork's nine-time All-Ireland winning camogie goalkeeper Aoife Murray has brought the curtain down on her 18-year senior inter-county career.

Murray, who is a sister of Cork camogie manager Paudie, won practically every honour since making her senior debut for the Rebels as a 14-year-old. As well as winning All-Ireland senior medals in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 she scooped All-Star awards in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. The former Cork captain also won three county senior championship medals with her club Cloughduv.

Cork goalkeeper Aoife Murray. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

“You’ve got to call it yourself rather than it be someone taking the decision for you,” she said on RTÉ 2FM's Game On last night. 

“We were lucky that we had a really good group of minors [then U16] in 1998 and we all stuck together. The fact I’m saying ’98 gives you a good idea of how long we’ve been together.

“When you have that core that keeps the ship going, things do fall your way.

“I was lucky in that in my house we were driven and encouraged as much as my brothers were. Winning All-Irelands in Croke Park, my dad and mam were telling me at the age of at seven that’s what you’re made to do. So there was pressure but it was the norm.”

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