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.”