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Death Of Michael Murphy, Iona Avenue, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 5th January 2018, of Mr Michael Murphy, No.1 Iona Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Born in 1940, in Thurles; Mr Murphy played as a left wing-back for the Tipperary senior team. He first played competitive hurling whilst at school in Thurles CBS and arrived on the inter-county scene at the age of fifteen when he first linked up with the Tipperary minor team. At club level Murphy won eight championship medal with Thurles Sarsfields.

He made his senior debut in the 1960 Oireachtas Tournament going on to enjoy a brief inter-county career with Tipperary, and won one All-Ireland medal, one Munster medal and one National Hurling League medal. He captained the team to an All-Ireland title in 1964. Throughout his career Mr Murphy made 5 championship appearances for Tipperary, retiring at the conclusion of the 1964 championship.

Predeceased by his father Mick, mother Ann (nee Coffey), brothers Sean and Noel and sister Nelly; the passing of Mr Murphy is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Bridget; sons Paul, Aidan and Michael; daughters Fiona and Ciara; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; sisters; his uncle John (Coffey, also an All-Ireland medallists with Tipperary); brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Murphy will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Sunday evening next, 7th January from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bothar-na-Naomh, Thurles on Monday morning, 8th January at 9.15am.

Funeral Mass will take place on Monday morning, 8th January, at 10.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note Please: Family flowers only, however donations in lieu, if desired, to Milford Care Centre, Plassey Park Road, Sreelane, Castletroy, Co. Limerick.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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