Con Murphy (RTÉ)
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January 30, 1966
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Conleth 'Con' Murphy (born 30 January 1966) is an Irish freelance radio and television presenter, working mainly on sports programming. Until recently he presented Monday Night Soccer on RTÉ Two, the League of Ireland highlights show which also includes highlights of Republic of Ireland soccer matches. He also co-presented Crimecall with Anne Cassin. On radio, he co-presented Sunday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1, with Jacqui Hurley.
Murphy worked as one of the main sports presenters with RTÉ from 1992 until 2012. In that time he anchored RTE Radio's coverage of the Summer Olympics Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 Beijing 2008, and London 2012.
He has presented football, golf, rugby, hockey, basketball, athletics, and horse racing on RTÉ Television.
He presented international football on RTE radio for 17 years until 2012 and reported from the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, plus he was part of RTÉ Radio's award-winning commentary team from the 2006 Ryder Cup at the K Club.
He is currently the voice of both the RabodirectPro12 and RBS 6 Nations Youtube channels.
An avid poker fan, Murphy still holds out hope of playing in the WSOP Main event in Las Vegas.
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