Murphy says that the former Demons star Jasper McElroy was the best American basketballer ever to play in this country.
He then moved to St Mary’s, helping them win AOH Cup, Munster Junior Cup, and Premier League medals.
Seanie Murphy holds the distinction of being the only man ever in the history of the sport to captain, coach, and manage the Irish senior men’s team.
Murphy began playing basketball with Iona Boys club in Blarney Street before moving to Blue Demons in 1968.
Seanie played with St Mary’s in a FAI Junior Cup Final in 1972 where the Cork club lost to Talbot United 3-1.
Murphy still holds weekly nursery sessions for his club Blue Demons