Statue for Roscommon legend mooted

April 27, 2022

A Roscommon flag flies high. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

A meeting will take place in Knockcroghery tomorrow night to discuss plans to erect a statue honouring local hero Jimmy Murray.

Murray, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 90, played at centre half forward on the Roscommon team that won back-to-back All-Ireland SFC titles in 1943 and 1944, and was one of only seven men in the history of the GAA to lift the Sam Maguire Cup on two occasions.

Jimmy ran a pub in his beloved Knockcroghery for many years and embodied all that was good about Roscommon football and the GAA in general.


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