Alf Murray

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Alf Murray
Personal information
Irish name Alf Ó Muirí
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right wing-forward
Born 1914
Milltown, County Down
Died 12 March 1999 (aged 84)
Lurgan, County Armagh
Occupation Primary school principal
Club(s)
Years Club
1930s-1940s Clann Éireann
Club titles
Armagh titles 0
Inter-county(ies)
Years County
1935-1945 Armagh
Inter-county titles
Ulster titles 0
All-Irelands 0
NFL 0
All Stars 1

Alf Murray (1914 – 12 March 1999) was an Irish Gaelic footballer who played as a right wing-forward for the Armagh senior team. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time.[1][not in citation given]

Murray joined the team during the 1935 championship and was a regular member of the starting fifteen for the next decade. He failed to win any silverware at senior level, however, he did win an Ulster medal at junior level in 1935.

Murray had a lengthy club career with Clann Éireann.

In retirement from playing Murray was involved in the administration of the GAA. He was secretary of the Armagh County Board and chairman of the Ulster Council, before serving as President of the GAA from 1964 to 1967.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Alf Ó Muirí 1914-1999". Northern Ireland website. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "GAA Presidents". GAA website. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2012. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hugh Byrne
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
1964-1967
Succeeded by
Séamus Ó Riain
Awards
Preceded by
John Joe Landers
Tim Landers
(Kerry)
All-Time All Star Award
1986
Succeeded by
Mick Higgins
(Cavan)
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