Frank Murphy (GAA)

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Frank Murphy
Born 1944
Nationality Irish
Occupation Gaelic games administrator
Known for Secretary of the Cork County Board

Frank Murphy (born May 1944) is an Irish Gaelic games administrator and former referee. He has been secretary of the Cork County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association since 1972 and has served on numerous Gaelic games committees at national level.

Whilst he has had a good career at the throne of Cork GAA, many are calling for his resignation due to the amount of politics he brought in to GAA in Cork. [1]

Murphy is seen as the most powerful figure in Gaelic games in Cork. Regarded by many as one of the best administrators in the association, at times he has been viewed as a divisive figure due to his central involvement in all three strikes by the Cork senior hurling and Gaelic football teams between 2002 and 2009.[2]

Murphy previously served as a referee at the highest levels, taking charge of numerous All-Ireland deciders, while he was also a selector at all levels with various Cork Gaelic football and hurling teams.


  1. ^ Leen, Tony (12 July 2014). "Frankly speaking... with Cork GAA Board secretary Frank Murphy". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Breheny, Martin (14 February 2009). "Part of the solution or part of the problem?". Irish Independent. Retrieved 18 September 2014.