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Thurles man raises the Tricolour at Croke Park on Sunday last for the All-Ireland senior hurling final

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Thurles man raises the Tricolour at Croke Park on Sunday last for the All-Ireland senior hurling final

Private Michael Murphy (centre) hoisted the Tricolour at Croke Park on Sunday

Private Michael Murphy (centre) hoisted the Tricolour at Croke Park on Sunday last for the All-Ireland senior hurling final between Tipperary and Kilkenny.
Son of Paul and Bridget Murphy, Michael is grandson of the late Michael Murphy, who captained Tipperary to win the All-Ireland senior hurling final in 1964 - 55 years ago. He is also a grand nephew of the the recently deceased John Coffey, formerly of Boherlahan Dualla, who was the oldest ever All-Ireland senior hurling medalist, having been on the Tipperary team in 1945 - the last surviving member of that team up to last week, when he passed away, aged 102. John Coffey was remembered in Croke Park at the All-Ireland - a special day for Michael Murphy, who is a barracks colleague of Kilkenny corner back Paul Murphy