Top sporting stars turn out for Dr Con at City Hall

Top sporting stars turn out for Dr Con at City Hall

Dr. Con Murphy with Roy Keane, at the Tribute and Celebration in honour of Dr. Con Murphy, which took place at Cork City Hall, organised by Cairde Chorcaí, celebrating his extraordinary volunteerism with Cork and UCC GAA for over 40 years. Pictures: Brian Lougheed

A GALA tribute night was held in Cork City Hall for long-serving Cork GAA medic Dr Con Murphy.

The event was organised by Cork supporters’ group, Cairde Chorcaí, a fundraising body run by former Cork players and coaches.

Séan Óg Ó hAlpín; Nicolas Murphy and Mick Dillon at the Tribute and Celebration in honour of Dr Con.
Séan Óg Ó hAlpín; Nicolas Murphy and Mick Dillon at the Tribute and Celebration in honour of Dr Con.

Cork GAA greats attended, as well as stars from other counties, such as Kerry’s Mikey Sheehy and Mick O’Dwyer, Tipperary’s Nicky English, and Galway’s Padraic Joyce.

Roy Keane, Davy Russell, Donal Lenihan, and Rob Heffernan were among the stars from other sports present.

“What I like about tonight is it’s a happy event,” said Dr Murphy.

“It’s the coming together of the county board and the former players as one group for the betterment of Cork hurling and football and ladies hurling and football.”

Jackie Farrell, Eimear Nation, Moire Dunne and Eileen Dunne at the Tribute and Celebration in honour of Dr. Con Murphy which took place at Cork City Hall, organised by Cairde Chorcaí, celebrating his extraordinary volunteerism with Cork and UCC GAA for over 40 years. Pic: Brian Lougheed
Jackie Farrell, Eimear Nation, Moire Dunne and Eileen Dunne at the Tribute and Celebration in honour of Dr. Con Murphy which took place at Cork City Hall, organised by Cairde Chorcaí, celebrating his extraordinary volunteerism with Cork and UCC GAA for over 40 years. Pic: Brian Lougheed

Dr Murphy has served as a medic to Cork and UCC teams since the 70s. He recalled some of his memories with the Rebel County.

“Every All-Ireland is special, 1999 in hurling with a young team is one that comes to mind,” he said. “2010 in football is a very special one to me because we had suffered very much in previous finals against Kerry and semi-finals.

“To get over the line eventually with a great bunch of fellas was special,” he added.

He said he expects to see Cork seniors back in the winners’ enclosure soon. Funds raised at the event were shared between Cairde Chorcaí and Cork Simon.

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