Murphy calls time on glittering Rebel career

Nicholas Murphy has informed the Cork senior football management that he is unavailable for selection, ending an inter-county career going back to 1997.

The towering Carrigaline clubman, a fixture in the Rebel midfield for many years, was used as an impact substitute in the full-forward line in recent seasons

Murphy, who collected an All-Ireland SFC medal in 2010, made his senior debut in 1997 against Tipperary in the National Football League and his championship debut came the following year against Kerry.

Murphy played in four All-Ireland senior football finals, 1999, 2007, 2009 and 2010, and he holds the Cork record for national league medals: four Division 1 honours (1999, 2010, 2011 and 2012) and one Division 2 title (2009).

He also collected six provincial titles across three decades — 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012, while he captained Munster to interprovincial victory in 2008. Murphy also won an All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling medal with Cork, and an All Star award in 2006.

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