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Cork football great Juliet Murphy hangs up her boots

Updated: Friday, 14 Jun 2013 18:13 | Comments

Juliet Murphy has called time on a glittering career
Juliet Murphy has called time on a glittering career

Seven-times All Ireland winner Juliet Murphy, has announced her retirement from both inter-county and club football.

Murphy is one of the most decorated players ever to play the game and made what turned out to be her last appearance in the Cork colours last September in Croke Park where her team overcame Kerry to claim their seventh All Ireland in eight years.

The Donoughmore club woman featured in each of those victories and also captained Cork to three of those All-Ireland triumphs in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Murphy was been selected for an All Star on five separate occasions and was the Player of the Year in 2011.

She also enjoyed plenty of club success with Donoughmore, winning All-Ireland titles in 2001 and 2003.

Speaking about her retirement, Murphy said: "It has been a fantastic experience being involved in ladies football since I was 13 with my club Donoughmore.

"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."

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