Rugby dreams on Derrynane beach come true for Ireland's Conor Murray

Rugby dreams for Conor Murray began on a Derrynane beach, a summer cocktail of soccer, Gaelic football, tennis and on Saturday mornings, a platoon of kids spilling onto the sand to play tip rugby after watching the Tri-Nations, writes Brendan O’Brien    

Rugby dreams on Derrynane beach come true for Ireland's Conor Murray

RONAN COSTELLO. The name springs to Conor Murray’s mind in an instant though nine years have passed since that biting cold day in Thomond Park when they were two of the seven replacements left unused on the St Munchin’s bench as they claimed a fifth Munster Senior Schools Cup.

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