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7 All-Ireland titles later, Juliet Murphy retires from football

LGFA President Pat Quill saluted the Cork legend as “one of the best players ever to play the game.”

Murphy, facing camera, celebrates with team-mate Nollaig Cleary.
Murphy, facing camera, celebrates with team-mate Nollaig Cleary.
Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

CORK’S ALL-IRELAND winning captain Juliet Murphy has today announced her retirement from club and inter-county football.

Murphy bows out following a glittering career which included seven All-Ireland Ladies titles and five All-Star awards.

The Donoughmore native captained the Rebels to their first All-Ireland win in 2005 as well two more titles in 2006 and 2007.

Her final inter-county appearance came in Croke Park last September as Cork beat Kerry to claim their seventh national crown in the last eight seasons.

“It has been a fantastic experience being involved in Ladies Football since I was 13 with my club Donoughmore,” Murphy said.

Being involved with the successful club team has been amazing and lead to playing inter-county football with Cork for the past decade.

I am just grateful for having the sport in my life and for being able to play it at a high level but mostly for the great friends that I have made out of it, I will always treasure those memories.

LGFA President Pat Quill paid tribute to Murphy today as “one of the best players ever to play the game.”

“She was a great player and leader and a wonderful ambassador for the sport. Her performances on the field and her conduct off the field helped to raise the profile of our sport to new levels.”

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