THE late Phelim Murphy (right) served as both a hurling selector and administrator within Galway GAA.

A hurling man to the core

Phelim Murphy made an enormous contribution to club and county

A GREAT friend and a marvellous figure is how Phelim Murphy was fondly remembered by Galway hurling legend PJ Molloy after the Turloughmore native was laid to rest on Tuesday, aged 91.

During his time playing for Galway, Molloy got to see Phelim’s unrivalled dedication to the GAA within the county, both in management and administration roles across numerous decades.

“There was a funny song about Phelim: ‘If you want anything from the man in Waterview, write to Phelim, that’s all you need to do.’ That was along the lines of it,” Mr Molloy told The Tuam Herald.

“We had some great times together. He was involved with Galway when Galway were at the top. He had a mighty knowledge of hurling, people might forget that. [Cyril] Farrell had him in with him and if Galway were going bad, you would never, ever see him hiding.”

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