Barnes Murphy

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Barnes Murphy
Personal information
Sport Gaelic football
Position Centre Half Back / Midfield
Born Sligo, County Sligo
Years Club

St Mary's

All-Ireland 7 a-side (1980)
Club titles
Sligo titles 8
Connacht titles 3
Years County
1967 - 1981 Sligo
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 1
All Stars 1

Barnes Murphy (born in Sligo, Ireland) is a former Gaelic footballer who represented the Sligo county football team

during the 70s and 80s. Aside from winning a GAA All Stars Award in 1974, he won a Connacht Senior Football Championship medal with Sligo in 1975 when he both captained and coached Sligo the same year. Murphy played football for Connacht many times in his career and his talent was duly recognized by the Connacht Railway Cup management in 1976 when he was selected as the first and only Sligo man to captain his province.[1]

Murphy also enjoyed success at club level, winning five county championships (with Craomh Rua & St. Mary's), five League medals (also with Craomh Rua & St. Mary's), three Connacht club championships and, an All-Ireland 7s [1]. He also won Junior titles with St. John's after the new club was formed when the old Sligo borough boundaries were further divided. To date, Murphy along with Mickey Kearins [2] are Sligo's most decorated and successful footballers ever.

Murphy currently lives in his native Sligo where he is still involved in club football. Barnes is featured in "The Best of the West", GAA Greats of Connacht, a book by John Scally that features GAA's best players from the west of Ireland.[2] Mickey Kearins & Eamon O'Hara are also featured.



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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2010-03-21. 

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