Noel Murphy (rugby union, born 1904)

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Noel Francis Murphy (27 December 1904 – 6 November 1987)[1] was an Ireland rugby union international. His son Noel Jr and his grandson Kenny were also Ireland internationals. Murphy also played club rugby for Cork Constitution.[2] Between 1930 and 1933 he won 11 caps playing as a flanker. Murphy made his international debut on 8 February 1930 in a 4–3 win against England at Lansdowne Road. He made his last appearance for Ireland on 11 February 1933, again against England, in a 17–6 defeat at Twickenham. Murphy coached the Ireland squad on their 1961 tour of South Africa when the touring party also included his son Noel Jr. [3][4] He was born and died in County Cork, Ireland.[1]

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