Barry-Murphy playing for Bury in 2009
|Full name||Brian Barry-Murphy|
|Date of birth||27 July 1978|
|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|1999–2003||Preston North End||21||(0)|
|2002||→ Southend United (loan)||8||(1)|
|2002||→ Hartlepool United (loan)||7||(0)|
|2003–2004||Republic of Ireland U21||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:53, 11 March 2016 (UTC).
Barry-Murphy currently acts as the first team coach at Rochdale, as well as retaining his registration as the club's senior defensive midfielder. He has made 377 appearances in the Football League, including 218 for Bury.
He began his career at his hometown club Cork City. In 1999, he moved to English club Preston North End, but began to establish himself in league football with loan spells at Southend United and Hartlepool United. He would go on to play for Sheffield Wednesday, and Bury before signing for local rivals Rochdale in 2010.
Barry-Murphy has played internationally for the Republic of Ireland twice at under-21 level.
Born in Cork, Barry-Murphy has previously played for Cork City, Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday as well as representing the Republic of Ireland at Under 21 level. He also had loan spells at Southend United and Hartlepool United. It was at Southend in which he scored his first goal in English football in a game against Leyton Orient. He scored the 1,000th goal for Bury in Tier 4 of the English Football League in a 2–2 draw with Wrexham. This made them the first club to score 1,000 goals in all four tiers of the league.
On June 16, 2010 Barry-Murphy agreed terms with Rochdale and signed a four-year contract in July. He scored his first and so far only goal for Rochdale in a 3–1 defeat at MK Dons on 5 November 2011. Barry-Murphy is currently the club's first team coach, as well as retaining his registration as the club’s senior outfield player.
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