Barry Murphy (rugby union)

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Barry Murphy
Full name Barry John Murphy
Date of birth (1982-11-28) 28 November 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
School St Munchin's College
University University of Limerick
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2011 Munster 73 (75)
Correct as of 31 May 2011
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Ireland U21
Ireland Wolfhounds


Correct as of 31 May 2009

Barry John Murphy (born 28 November 1982) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer. He played for Munster in the Celtic League and the Heineken Cup. He was a part of the Munster squad which won the Heineken Cup in 2006. He burst onto the scene in January 2006 when he put in a man of the match performance against the Sale Sharks in Thomond Park. He broke his leg in a Celtic League game against Ulster in March 2006 and missed the rest of the season including the Heineken Cup Final.

He scored a try for Munster against the touring All Blacks when they visited Thomond Park on 18 November 2008. It was the only try conceded by the All Blacks in the course of their victorious 5-match tour.

Murphy announced his retirement from rugby in May 2011 due to a series of serious injuries.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is in a band called "Hermitage Green".


  1. ^ "Murphy forced to retire after struggling with serious injuries". The Irish Times. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 

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