Carlow star Brendan Murphy to miss the Championship for US move

By Stephen Barry

Carlow will have to make do without one of their star men as they prepare to build on their historic league campaign.

Midfielder Brendan Murphy will miss the Championship as he is moving to the US this summer.

Having played a leading role in their three wins last summer and subsequent promotion from Divison 4 of the League, Murphy will be a significant loss.

The 29-year-old previously spent two years playing Aussie Rules football with Sydney Swans, before turning down a contract extension.

"It's disappointing but we understand the situation he is in. We wish him the best of luck," Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien told the Irish Independent.

Murphy will transfer to a US club for the summer.

"(There's) no question about his commitment to Carlow," added O'Brien.

"It's a personal decision. The rule book doesn't allow for that. Smaller counties are probably affected more than the larger counties."

Carlow will play Louth in the first round of the Leinster Championship in less than three weeks time.


Related Articles

Transfer rule change would help city clubs

The week when we were all Mullinalaghta

Cork's divisional debate: Time for change or maintain the status quo?

Tipperary give Liam Sheedy winning start against All-Ireland champions Limerick

More in this Section

Saracens strengthen grip on Champions Cup Pool with win over Cardiff

Gabriel Jesus at the double as Manchester City return to winning ways

Jose Mourinho tells Jurgen Klopp that trophies matter

Stats point against Manchester United pulling off victory at Liverpool


Lifestyle

Lindsay Woods: At a time of year when the pace is frenzied and days are full of school plays and deadlines, the chance to break from routine is a welcome one

On the red carpet: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and Cheryl

Raise a glass to Christmas festivities

The best festive desserts to try out this Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner