DR Con Murphy has been named as Cork Person of the Month for February.
The award is recognition of his voluntary work for decades of Cork hurling and football teams on and off the field. As team doctor, mentor and friend, he helped many young Cork inter-county and UCC players for more than 40 years.
Confirming the nomination, awards organiser Manus O'Callaghan said that Con is synonymous with Cork GAA.
"Dr Con is a giant in Cork and Irish GAA circles and is celebrating 42 years of voluntary involvement with the Cork and UCC hurling and football teams this year," he said.
His involvement with Cork teams stretches back to 1956 when he served as mascot for that year's All-Ireland final. Affectionately known as 'the Doc', Con has worked with 25 senior Cork All-Ireland winning teams, as well as numerous successful minor and under 21 sides.
"I am humbled and very much appreciative of this award," he said.
"I am privileged to have been involved with Cork GAA for so many years."
Ger Cunningham, Texaco Hurler of the Year in 1986 and widely regarded as one of the greatest hurling goalkeepers in the history of the game, and a friend of Dr. Con Murphy offered his congratulations.
He said, “I'm delighted Dr Con is a Cork Person of the Month as will many players that sat in his surgery at the Mardyke or sat in his living room or received that handshake in a dressing room before and after a match and had the pleasure of his words of wisdom and warm friendship.”
Dr Con will go forward as a possible Cork Person of the Year winner, with the awards taking place next January.