Former Kerins O’Rahillys And Kerry Player James ‘Jas’ Murphy Dies Aged 98

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James ‘Jas’ Murphy receiving the Sam Maguire in 1953.

FORMER Kerins O’Rahillys and Kerry player, James ‘Jas’ Murphy, died yesterday at the age of  98.

The Tralee native captained Kerry in the 1953 All-Ireland football final victory over Armagh.

He started his club career with Kerins O’Rahilly, before his career with An Garda Síochána took him to Cork in 1943. He played with Blackpool’s St. Nick’s when they lost the 1947 county final and later, when he was transferred to Cobh, he joined the Garda team which won a Cork county title in 1950.

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Having played inter-county with Cork in 1947 and 1948, he joined the Kerry senior team in 1949 and was captain for the 1953 All-Ireland when the Kingdom won by 0-13 to 1-6 against the Orchard county.

Husband of the late Mary (née Molloy), he was father to Mary, Dan, James and Pauline and is missed by his family, relatives and friends.

Reposing at Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Turners Cross on Thursday (2nd) from 3pm to 4pm for family, close friends and neighbours.

Reception into Church of the Assumption, Ballyphehane on Friday for 12.30pm Requiem Mass which will be streamed on Funeral afterwards to St Oliver’s Cemetery, Model Farm Road.

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