IN ALL sports there are unsung heroes and the former Nemo Rangers star of the 1970s Brian Murphy was most certainly in that category.
Having won Minor All-Ireland hurling medals in 1969 and 1970, All-Ireland Minor football 1970, All-Ireland U21 hurling 1971 and 1973, All Ireland U21 football in 1971 the word was clearly out that Brian was a senior star in the making.
Brian Murphy was a member of the Coláiste Chríost Rí team that won the 1968 Dr Harty Cup when they defeated Limerick CBS at Buttevant.
Murphy is the holder of a total of 10 All-Ireland medals which included three senior hurling and one senior football.
Brian won seven Cork senior football championships with Nemo Rangers as well as four All-Ireland club titles.
Brian Murphy’s highlight of his football career was when Cork won the 1973 All-Ireland final after a lapse of 28 years for the county.