Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny hurler)

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Eoin Murphy
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Personal information
Irish name Eoghan Ó Murchú
Sport Hurling
Position Goalkeeper
Born (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 28)
Glenmore, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Club(s)
Years Club
2007–present
Glenmore
Club titles
  Football Hurling
Kilkenny titles 1 0
Colleges(s)
Years College
2010-2014
Waterford IT
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 1
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2011–present
Kilkenny 33 (0-10)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 4
All-Irelands 4
NHL 4
All Stars 2
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 12:38, 15 July 2019.

Eoin Murphy (born 6 August 1990) is an Irish hurler who plays for Kilkenny Intermediate Championship club Glenmore and at inter-county level with the Kilkenny senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a goalkeeper.

Playing career[edit]

New Ross Vocational College[edit]

Murphy first came to prominence as a Gaelic footballer at New Ross Vocational College. It was during his time here that he was selected for the Wexford voactional schools' team. Murphy won back-to-back All-Ireland B Championship medals in 2008 and 2009.

Waterford Institute of Technology[edit]

Murphy studied at the Waterford Institute of Technology and joined the senior hurling team in his second year at the institute. On 1 March 2014, he captained the team from centre-back when Waterford IT defeated the Cork Institute of Technology by 0-17 to 0-12 to win the Fitzgibbon Cup.[1]

Glenmore[edit]

Murphy joined the Glenmore club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels as a dual player before eventually joining the club's top adult teams in both hurling and Gaelic football.

On 10 October 2009, Murphy lined out at left wing-back when Glenmore faced Muckalee in the Kilkenny Football Championship final. He ended the game with a winners' medal following the 2-7 to 0-10 victory.[2]

On 25 October 2015, Murphy won a Kilkenny Junior Championship medal as part of the Glenmore hurling team that defeated Kilmacow by 1-12 to 2-06 in the final. He was one of the club's top scorers throughout the championship after amassing 6-28.[3] On 16 January 2016, Murphy lined out at right wing-forward when Glenmore faced Lusmagh in the Leinster final. He top scored with 0-08, including four frees, and ended the game with a winners' medal following the 0-23 to 0-13 defeat of Lusmagh.[4] Murphy was switched to centre-forward for the All-Ireland final against Eoghan Rua on 7 February 2016. He scored a point from play and collected an All-Ireland medal following the 2-08 to 0-12 victory.[5]

Kilkenny[edit]

Minor and under-21[edit]

Murphy first played for Kilkenny as a member of the minor team during the 2008 Leinster Championship. He made his first appearance for the team on 6 April 2008 when he lined out in goal in Kilkenny's 3-12 to 0-15 defeat of Wexford. On 6 July 2008, Murphy was again in goal when he collected a Leinster Championship medal following a 1-19 to 0-12 defeat of Wexford in the final. On 7 September 2008, Kilkenny faced Galway in the All-Ireland final. Although held scoreless for much of the second half, Murphy collected a winners' medal following the 3-06 to 0-13 victory.[6]

Murphy was drafted onto the Kilkenny under-21 team as sub-goalkeeper in advance of the Leinster Championship. He won a Leinster Under-21 Hurling Championship medal as an unused substitute on 15 July 2009 following Kilkenny's 2-02 to 1-09 defeat of Dublin in the final.[7] Murphy was again an unused substitute on 13 September 2009 when Kilkenny suffered a 0-15 to 0-14 defeat by Clare in the All-Ireland final.[8]

On 9 June 2010, Murphy made his first appearance for the Kilkenny under-21 team. He scored three points from right corner-forward following Kilkenny's 2-31 to 0-08 defeat of Offaly.[9]

Murphy was eligible for the minor grade for a third and final season in 2011. He made his final appearance in the grade on 7 June 2011 and top scored with 0-05 in the 1-16 to 2-12 defeat by Wexford.[10]

Intermediate[edit]

Murphy was added to the Kilkenny intermediate hurling team in advance of the 2010 Leinster Championship. He won a Leinster Championship medal as an unused substitute on 7 July 2010 following a 1-21 to 0-11 defeat of Dublin in the final. On 28 August 2010, Murphy was again an unused substitute when Kilkenny defeated Cork by 2-17 to 1-13 in the All-Ireland final.[11]

On 6 July 2011, Murphy made his Kilkenny intermediate team debut. He won a second successive Leinster Championship medal on that occasion after top scoring with 1-07 in a 2-15 to 2-13 defeat of Wexford in the final.[12]

Senior[edit]

Murphy was added to the Kilkenny senior team as third-choice goalkeeper for the 2011 season. On 3 July 2011, he won a Leinster Championship medal as a member of the extended panel following Kilkenny's 4-17 to 1-15 defeat of Dublin in the final.[13] Murphy again failed to make the match-day panel but was on the extended panel when Kilkenny faced Tipperary in the All-Ireland final on 4 September 2011. He ended the game with an All-Ireland medal following the 2-17 to 1-16 victory.[14]

Murphy was promoted to second-choice goalkeeper behind David Herity during the 2012 National League. He made his first appearance on 11 March 2012 when he lined out in goal in a 2-21 to 1-15 defeat of Waterford.[15] On 6 May 2012, Murphy won a National League medal as an unused substitute following Kilkenny's 3-21 to 0-16 defeat of Cork in the final.[16] He was retained as second-choice goalkeeper for the Leinster Championship and was an unused substitute on 8 July 2012 when Kilkenny suffered a 2-21 to 2-11 defeat by Galway in the final.[17] On 9 September 2012, Murphy was amongst the substitutes when Kilkenny drew 2-13 to 0-19 with Galway in the All-Ireland final.[18] On 30 September 2012, he won his second All-Ireland medal as an unused substitute following Kilkenny's 3-22 to 3-11 defeat of Galway in the All-Ireland final replay.[19]

On 5 May 2013, Murphy lined out in goal when Kilkenny faced Tipperary in the National League final. He ended the game with a second successive winners' medal - his first on the field of play - following the 2-17 to 0-20 victory.[20][21] Murphy made his Leinster Championship debut on 9 June 2013 when he lined out in goal in Kilkenny's 0-26 to 4-09 defeat of Offaly.[22]

On 4 May 2014, Murphy was selected in goal when Kilkenny faced Tipperary in a second successive National League final. He ended the game with a third successive winners' medal following the 2-25 to 1-27 victory.[23] Murphy lined out in Kilkenny's opening three games in the subsequent Leinster Championship but returned to the substitutes' bench for the Leinster final against Dublin on 6 July 2014. He ended the game with a second winners' medal as an unused substitute following the 0-24 to 1-09 victory.[24] On 7 September 2014, Murphy was restored to the goalkeeping position when Kilkenny drew 3-22 to 1-28 with Tipperary in the All-Ireland final.[25] He was again in goal for the replay on 27 September 2014 and ended the game with a third All-Ireland medal - his first on the field of play - following the 2-17 to 2-14 victory.[26] Murphy ended the season by receiving an All-Star nomination.[27]

Murphy won his third Leinster Championship medal - his first on the field of play - on 5 July 2015 following Kilkenny's 1-25 to 2-15 defeat of Galway in the Leinster final.[28] On 6 September 2015, he was again in goal for the All-Ireland final against Galway. Murphy ended the game with a fourth All-Ireland medal following the 1-22 to 1-18 victory.[29] He ended the season by being nominated for a second All-Star award.[30]

Murphy won a fourth Leinster Championship medal on 3 July 2016 following a 1-26 to 0-22 defeat of Galway in the final.[31] He was again in goal for the All-Ireland final against Tipperary on 4 September 2016. Murphy ended the game on the losing side following a 2-29 to 2-20 defeat.[32] He ended the season by being named in the goalkeeping position on the All-Star team.[33]

On 8 April 2018, Murphy was in goal when Kilkenny faced Tipperary in the National League final. He scored a point from a free and collected a fourth winners' medal following the 2-23 to 2-17 victory.[34] Murphy was again selected in goal when Kilkenny faced Galway in the Leinster final on 1 July 2018. He scored a point from a free in the 0-18 apiece draw.[35] He retained his position for the replay a week later, however, he Kilkenny suffered a 1-28 to 3-15 defeat.[36] Murphy was later named in the goalkeeping position on the All-Star team.[37]

Murphy missed the opening rounds of the Leinster Championship in 2019 but was back in goal for the final on 30 June 2019. He scored a point from a long-range free in the 1-23 to 0-23 defeat by Wexford.[38]

Leinster[edit]

Murphy was added to the Leinster inter-provincial team during the 2016 Inter-provincial Championship. He made his only appearance for the team on 15 December 2016 when he came on as a half-time substitute for Gerry Keegan in a 2-20 to 2-16 defeat by Munster in the final.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 July 2019.
Team Year National League Leinster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Kilkenny 2011 Division 1A 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00
2012 2 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-00
2013 6 0-00 3 0-00 3 0-00 12 0-00
2014 5 0-00 3 0-00 2 0-00 10 0-00
2015 6 0-00 2 0-00 2 0-00 10 0-00
2016 4 0-00 2 0-00 3 0-00 9 0-00
2017 6 0-04 1 0-00 2 0-01 9 0-05
2018 5 0-06 6 0-07 1 0-00 12 0-13
2019 6 0-05 2 0-01 1 0-01 9 0-07
Total 40 0-15 19 0-08 14 0-02 73 0-25

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Wexford
  • All-Ireland Senior B Vocational Schools Championship (2): 2008, 2009
Waterford Institute of Technology
Glenmore
Kilkenny

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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