EDITORIAL: Success of Fred Murray - physio to the stars - is a remarkable Tipp story

This week's editorial in The Nationalist

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



Fred Murray

Former professional footballer, Clonmel man Fred Murray established the exclusive London-based Remedy clinic in 2016

The best read in the paper this week is a story on page six.

It just draws you in and you don’t want the story to end.

It’s a remarkable piece of writing about a Tipperary man who is making a difference on the global stage.

It is a credit to Eamonn Wynne, who wrote the article.

It has all of Eamonn’s skillset on show, most notably, his attention to detail and his interview abilities to draw out interesting comments from people.

He just asks the right questions, all the time.

But most importantly, the story is the quintessence of what local papers are all about.

A man goes from Highfield Grove in Clonmel to being a physiotherapist in London and all over the world for some of the most famous and recognisable people on the planet.

Where else would you get it?

Enough teasing...if you haven’t already read it, the story is about Fred Murray, the Tipperary man who founded the London-based Remedy clinic in 2016 and its clients include Dave Grohl, frontman with famous American rock band The Foo Fighters.
Eamonn reports that the clinic’s impressive client list also includes Marilyn Manson, Morrissey, Gerard Butler, Cuba Gooding Junior, Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer, Greta Van Fleet, Henry Cavill, Tom Holland and members of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Alice in Chains.

The 38-year-old Clonmel man speaks to Eamonn about his early professional soccer career and how injuries took him on a different path in life.

What’s most admirable about Fred’s interview is how grounded he is and even though he is physiotherapist to the stars, he still has such a fondness for home, for Clonmel.

“The more I travel and meet different people I realise how close our family is and what a great childhood I had.

“That drives me every day to keep going and achieving stuff,” he says.

For Fred, Clonmel will always be home for him.

For the full story, go to page six of this week’s Nationalist.